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Boris Johnson calls for the UK to have a ‘Beveridge moment’ with all politicians working together


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Boris Johnson calls for the UK to have a ‘Beveridge moment’ with all politicians working together to solve social care crisis

  • Boris Johnson said there is an ’emerging national consensus’ about care bills
  • He appeared on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show to talk about the on-going issue
  • Said Conservatives will ensure no-one is forced to sell their home to pay for care 

Britain is nearing a ‘Beveridge moment’ with politicians from all parties coming together to solve the social care crisis, the Prime Minister declared yesterday.

The Tory manifesto sets out a blueprint to tackle the problem which leaves thousands of pensioners facing high care bills.

Boris Johnson said: ‘I think there is an emerging national consensus about this and that we are getting ready for, as it were, a Beveridge moment when people understand that we do need as a nation to tackle this and what we want to do is to reach across politics to bring people together.’ 

Appearing on the Andrew Marr show Boris Johnson (above) said the Tories are getting ready to tackle high care bills for pensioners 

Sir William Beveridge (pictured above) wrote a pioneering report in 1942 which led to the founding of a social security system

Sir William Beveridge (pictured above) wrote a pioneering report in 1942 which led to the founding of a social security system

Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, he added: ‘We’ll ensure no-one is forced to sell their home to pay for their care and everybody will have dignity and security in their old age.’

Sir William Beveridge wrote a pioneering report in 1942 which led to the founding of a social security system and the NHS after the Second World War.

The Tory manifesto sets out a blueprint to tackle the problem which leaves thousands of pensioners facing high care bills (stock image of two pensioners above)

The Tory manifesto sets out a blueprint to tackle the problem which leaves thousands of pensioners facing high care bills (stock image of two pensioners above)

Mr Johnson’s remarks came as four out of five polls indicated rising support for Labour.

YouGov put Labour up two points to 34 per cent and the Tories on 43 per cent.

Opinium said Labour had risen three points to 31 per cent but the Tories were still way ahead on 46 per cent.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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