CEP Press Release: Nick Clegg lets down England

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

CEP Press Release: Thursday, 24 Jan 2008

Nick Clegg, the new Lib Dem leader, has hardly been in office when he has already done a U-turn on his promise to make free personal care for all the elderly in England part of the Party’s policy programme. He came into the party leadership saying he supported Scottish-style free care for all elderly citizens regardless of income. Now he’s dropped it. Outlining plans for what he is calling ‘a people’s health service’ in preparation for the Lib Dem Spring Conference in March in Liverpool, he is now proposing that the elderly match government input pound for pound, unlike in Scotland where the Scottish Parliament pays the lot.

‘The injustice inflicted upon the people of England by devolution for Scotland and Wales,’ says Michael Knowles member of the National Council of the Campaign for an English Parliament, ‘has reached incredible proportions. Elderly people in Scotland get free personal health care, not one single elderly person in England. Everyone in Wales gets free prescriptions. People in England have to pay £6:85 per prescription item. Scotland and Wales have home rule. England not only does not have home rule but it is the people of England who are paying for all the benefits Scotland and Wales are getting out of having their own Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. Each English taxpayer pays an extra £281 each year in income tax to subsidise the extra benefits Scotland is getting within the Union.’

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    The free personal care up here is not quite so wonderful as it sounds, the various different departments are squabbling who will pay what for who and for why. As a result a lot of it is not actually happening.

    It could be, he just does not want to go down the ‘scottish route’ for provision?

  2. M Anderson (47 comments) says:

    It could be, he just does not want to go down the ’scottish route’ for provision?
    So? He has backtracked on what he said you plum. He has either gone back on what he said or he was lying about what he said! Either way he’s a C*NT!!
    And what does “…free
    personal care up here is not quite so wonderful as it sounds…” have to do with Clegg going back on is words? It has nothing at all to do with the issue of Clegg’s lies! Clegg is a right fackin’ drip mate!

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