UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (Dan Kitwood/Reuters)
I spoke with talkRADIO’s Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije on Saturday about the UK Government’s social care diversion, amid the Coronavirus surge and the flop of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “levelling up” speech on Thursday.
In the 13-minute discussion, I explain why Friday’s statement from 10 Downing Street, about Government provision for social care, is not a sign of planning. Instead, it was meant to change the news cycle after a week of damaging news, including about the spread of the Delta variant.
You don’t need a press release. You need a system. And a system means that you have to contribute to the cost of care when you are much younger.
We discuss how the rise in Coronavirus is putting a strain on UK hospitals, raising questions about the Government’s lifting of restrictions on Monday.
What the Government is doing on Monday is saying, “It’s all on you.” If they’re going to do that, we have to take the responsibility of realizing that this pandemic is not over.