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