Sunday, November 28

Labor urges Tory MPs to reject the Prime Minister’s “Care Con” before the House of Commons vote – archyde

Good Morning. For the second time in less than a week, Boris Johnson is forced to defend policies that cast doubt on the credibility of his leveling agenda. But there are two reasons why welfare is potentially more dangerous to him than HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

First, the injustice is much more blatant. The main political problem with Deutsche Bahn’s announcement last week is that it failed to deliver on the inflated promises Johnson made in advance. In social welfare, it is clearer now than ever that when Johnson said his policies would prevent people from having to sell their homes to pay for care bills, the absolute guarantee did not cover poorer people with less valuable homes. This has always been a feature of the directive, but it has been made clearer than ever by a technical rule change announced last week.

Second, the MPs receive a vote on the social plan. There will be a split tonight, but even if the government wins as expected, the government risks losing to the Lords on this matter.

Here’s our overnight preview story.

Related: Tory MPs warn Boris Johnson not to take support for the welfare ceiling for granted

This morning Labor increased its opposition to the government’s plan, with Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health minister, and branded her as a “care cheat”.

He told Sky News:

If you live in a £ 1 million home, maybe in the home districts, 90% of your assets are protected when you need social assistance.

But if you live in a £ 80,000 townhouse in Hartlepool, Barrow, Mansfield or Wigan, for example, you lose almost everything.

This is not fair, this is not level up, this is daylight robbery.

We say to the Tory MPs, join us in rejecting this proposal tonight, and instead ask the minister to go to the drawing board and find something more equitable.

Here is the agenda for the day.

9 am: Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi participates in an LBC conference call.

10 am: Boris Johnson speaks at the CBI conference.

10 am: Gillian Keegan, Secretary of Nursing, speaks at the County Council Network’s annual conference. She will be attending a panel discussion with Jeremy Hunt, Chair of the Commons Health Committee.

10 am: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, and Douglas Ross, Chairman of the Scottish Conservatives, organize a joint visit to a drug support center in Glasgow.

11.30 a.m .: Downing Street holds its lobby briefing.

12.45 p.m .: Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Minister of International Trade, speaks at the Margaret Thatcher Conference of the Center for Policy Studies.

13 o’clock: Sir David Amess’ funeral takes place in Southend.

1.30 p.m .: Keir Starmer speaks at the CBI conference. He will tell the group of companies that Labor will not simply “throw money” at the country’s problems.

2.30 p.m .: Home Secretary Priti Patel answers questions in the House of Commons.

After 3:30 p.m .: MEPs start debating changes to the social law. The debate on the amendment to the new upper limit for care costs will only start after 7 p.m. and the vote after 10 p.m.

16.30 o’clock: Prof. Chris Whitty, Senior Medical Advisor to the Government, speaks at the CBI conference.

17 o’clock: Michael Gove, the Leveling Up Secretary, speaks at the County Councils Network conference.

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