'There’s no dishonour in Theresa May dementia tax U-turn' says Tory MEP

'There’s no dishonor in dementia tax U-turn' says Conservative MEP

Theresa May has announced a U-turn (Stock image)

Monday, May 22, 2017

There's no dishonour in Theresa May's dementia tax U-turn, as politicians are supposed to listen to voters.

That's the view of Tory MEP Daniel Hannan, who spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the immediate aftermath of May's apparently volte-face on social care plans.

Many had criticised the plans originally outlined in the Tory manifesto, which were dubbed a 'Dementia Tax', and May has now backtracked, saying she will merely seek a public consultation if elected.

 

Theresa May has been roundly mocked for the change of tack, But Hannan insisted that it's right to consult the public on policies and listen to them.

He believes how we pay for social care will be the biggest question for the next generation.

Listen to the full interview above