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  • May 26, 2017

    Following the Manchester terrorist attack, the election campaign and the discussion of policy have been suspended. Out of sympathy and respect for the victims and their families, Politeia will suspend its policy blog until next week.
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    MAY 19, 2017
     
    ‘Private Insurance for Social Care! Better than State Supplicancy’, by Sheila Lawlor
     
    Theresa May has gambled in the Conservative manifesto on answering one of the most intractable questions of British politics. How should care for the rising number of dependent elderly be funded? As numbers increase, how can the potential of spiralling cost to wreak havoc with sound fiscal policy, be avoided? Given that for today’s 75-year-olds life expectancy is projected to be 88 years for women and 86 for men, the question in the background is about the social care many will need. Who should pay what, and when should they pay? … Read on

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