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Opinion: The other care crisis

Wheelchair signs - Some rights reserved by Leo ReynoldsOver the course of this Parliament, social care reform could become the most distinctive area of Liberal Democrat influence in the Coalition.

The Party has the strongest foothold in an issue that is permeated by talk of ‘cross party consensus’ (although, to date, the rhetoric has led to precious little real agreement), with both Ministers for Social Care under the Coalition – and probably the biggest voices – being Lib Dems, in Paul Burstow and Norman Lamb.

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  • User AvatarGlenn 24th May - 10:51am
    David Brenton My problem with BBC is that it's like being forced by law to pay Sony or NBC or any other big entertainment provider....
  • User AvatarRichard Flowers 24th May - 10:51am
    @Jane Ann Liston A basic income is paid for (in part) by abolishing the rest of the benefits system. If you abandon conditional (means tested)...
  • User Avatardavespod 24th May - 10:51am
    @Jane Ann Liston - I think by "low and no income", Richard was thinking in particular of people currently claiming means-tested benefits. Replace those means-tested...
  • User AvatarRob Parsons 24th May - 10:31am
    I stopped at step 1, I'm afraid. You can't abolish testing for the costs of disability. Abolish the WCA by all means - it is...
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 24th May - 10:26am
    Kingdom?
  • User AvatarTony Greaves 24th May - 10:24am
    Just another of the policies we chickened out of after the formation of the new party. It is a fundamentally Liberal idea and one we...