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A caller to LBC radio, who is a full-time carer for her sick mum, broke down on air as she explained how a Conservative Party policy means she will become homeless when her mother dies.
Anna, who lives in Putney, was overcome with emotion as she explained how Theresa May‘s social care policy, dubbed a ‘death tax’, would leave her with nowhere to live.
The policy rules that elderly people requiring care with less than £100,000 worth of assets (including their home) will not have to pay for care. Those with assets totalling more than this will have to contribute to their care, but will be able to defer payment until after their death.
In Anna’s case, this would mean selling her mother’s house – where she also lives – after she dies.
Speaking to Nick Ferrari, Anna addressed the Prime Minister directly: ‘What’s going to happen to me, Mrs May? Where are you Theresa May? What’s going to happen to me?’
Anna began by slamming the Conservative manifesto in its entirety, saying: ‘There was nothing in that manifesto for me whatsoever.
‘They’re trashing the elderly people, especially ones who are sick and frail, and there are quite a lot of them out there.’
She argued that people’s homes should not be included in the calculation of their assets, before becoming overwhelmed by emotion as she described her own circumstances, saying that her own health was poor.
Anna said: ‘If my health gets even worse then she’ll need the help of the council and then we’ll be racking up all these care costs. And then at the end of it all there will be this huge bill and I’ll be made homeless.’
Theresa May unveiled her party’s manifesto yesterday, reiterating her commitment to a Hard Brexit and saying once again that leaving the EU with no deal would be more desirable than a ‘bad deal.’
The manifesto stated five key challenges that face the country:
1. A strong economy that works for everyone
2. A strong and united nation in a changing world
3. The world’s great meritocracy .
4. A restored contract between the generations
5. Prosperity and security in a digital age