Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Rayner reigns in Romsey

Visit from Clare Rayner who has decided, after fifty years with the Labour Party, that we are now the party she has has most in common with.
This decision ultimately stems from the differences between the parties on the subject of free personal care for the elderly. She was a member of the Sutherland Commission which the Labour Party set up to decide on these issues. The only problem was that Labour ignored the key recommendation of the commission which was that personal care, related to illness, should be free.

We met a group of carers for coffee and had a wide-ranging discussion on a number of issues.