Thursday, May 25, 2017

Patrick Speaks For The Elderly!

Tories must call off their new death tax on pensioner homes.


Published May 22, 2017
PatrickOflynn.pngUKIP economic spokesman Patrick O'Flynn today called on the Conservatives to scrap their plans to take huge sums out of the estates of elderly people who have received social care.

He said: "This Tory death tax could involve taking tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of pounds out of someone’s estate if they have been unlucky enough to suffer an extended debilitating condition late in life.

"This is a Russian roulette approach to paying for social care for the elderly and the abrogation of government responsibility. It makes a mockery of the claims of Mrs May and her key advisers to be running a communitarian Conservative administration.

"The Prime Minister seems to wish to avoid scrutiny on heavyweight political programmes in this election. She went on the One Show recently. If she sticks to this policy her next appearance should be on Total Wipeout because that is pretty much what she has in mind for the estates of many elderly people."
Mr O'Flynn predicted the Tory plan to raid assets would lead some frail elderly people to regret still being alive and cause others to try and muddle through without necessary social care, leading to more falls and other domestic accidents that would in turn put more pressure on hospitals and lead to premature deaths.

He called on the Conservatives to at least give people the option of paying into a social care insurance scheme from age 50 that would guarantee their care would be funded if they needed it in later life.