It will play out like this: Labour will introduce a universal social care “levy” to extract more funding to pay for the things, for which, they already tax us. Everyone grumbles, but gets used to it. The government is pleased as punch, having found another way to squeeze us till the pips squeak. To great fanfare, the universal social care “safety net” is launched. Despite the fact that we already pay through the nose for it. The levy grows and grows in size, but somehow the social care system starts to creak as it tries to deliver things it was never intended to. Quangos spring up around it to control it, learn lessons, monitor it. people die needlessly in its care. Tory governments try to starve it, but lack the gumption to kill it off properly. A future Labour government, decrying the Tories’ for being in thrall to corporate social care providers, open the taps and flood it with money. People still die needlessly, until a new, meaningless term that roughly equates to “looking after people” is invented. A new levy is introduced to cover this and …
People who wonder why the Palestinians and Israelis can’t seem to learn the lessons of history might wonder about things closer to home.
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- March 31, 2010 at 07:43