Tory social care tax betrays young workers and shields wealth of the old

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As a Conservative Party activist with four general election campaigns under my belt and a bitter local election campaign in 2019, where I stood as a council candidate, it was with regret that I tended my resignation as a party member last week.

I always believed that while the party was compelled to take unpopular decisions it kept the best interests of everyone, including the young, at heart.

I cannot say this is true anymore.

The new social care tax is a betrayal of the younger, working generations. Cynically levied through National Insurance contributions, it ensures the primary beneficiaries of this tax, the retired, older generations, will not contribute a penny unless they need care themselves.

Those shouldering the cost will be the working population

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