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Comments on "Conservative manifesto: A triple-pronged attack on East Devon's pensioners"

1. At 10:33 am on 24th May Jane Trevett wrote:

As you say the disabled have come under the heavy boot of the government, particularly the Disabled living allowance fiasco, disallowed pip when on an indefinite award for DLA, taking away the moterbility car for some which is a life line in our rural area, only to win on appeal, and have to go looking for another car(which is happening 85%of the time!) how does this save money? Indefinitely should mean what it says, the person cannot recover from the malady.

2. At 12:55 pm on 24th May Keith Tizzard wrote:

Andy Burnham was derived for proposing what opponents deemed to be a ‘death tax’.  On the radio earlier this week he said that his principle was to make the funding of the Health Service and Social Care compatible so that they could ultimately be linked or combined.  This meant that, as with health care, everyone should contribute toward social care and then everyone should gain benefit if and when needed.

His solution was to levy a tax (I think at 10%) on each person’s estate.

Whether or not his solution is the best, although I would support it, his starting principle is certainly to be commended.  The Tories appear to have not principle.

3. At 04:17 pm on 24th May Andy Nicol wrote:

Drop some leaflets in will spread them to voters ????

4. At 10:46 pm on 24th May David Earle-Payne wrote:

Well said Claire, let’s hope that you can topple the current status quo.

5. At 01:49 pm on 25th May Joan Kelly wrote:

I have emailed Sir Hugo and told him that I will never vote Tory again even though I have supported them all my adult life.
It’s a disgrace what they propose to do to pensioners regarding the winter fuel allowance when they are sending £14 billion a year abroad in foreign aid. This should be stopped immediately and the money spent in this country. Charity begins at home.
They say you can judge a country by how it treats it’s elderly folk.  How true that is!!!.
I honestly can’t see a candidate worth voting for in this area, sorry Claire, but I don’t like your policies on immigration and refugees.  Therefore I have decided not to vote at all.

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