Unite general secretary Len McCluskey on Theresa May's U-turn on the dementia tax
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “This latest U-turn gives us an insight into life under Theresa May’s Tories: chaotic and cruel.
“It is astonishing that with a little over two weeks to go the general election, Tory policy on social care has collapsed. For those caring for their elderly parents or for retirees worrying about their future, the Tories have brought further worry and little hope of secure, quality care in old age.
“The dementia tax is a sorry echo of those other hated Tory taxes – the poll tax and the bedroom tax – and is a reminder that under the Tories, life is always tougher for working people.
“Only Labour offers any clarity now on social care, pledging to create a national care service to deliver dignity for all our elderly.”