Social care crisis risks ‘two-tier’ blow to the poor, ministers warned | Society

The growing crisis in adult social care risks creating a “system for the rich” that leaves poor communities unable to access the essential help they need, ministers are being warned. Two care homes are closing for every new facility that opens as providers attempt to stay afloat amid a multibillion-pound shortfall in funding. However, evidence … Read more

Johnson’s Brexit flunkey sums up all that’s wrong with his master’s trade fantasies | Will Hutton | Opinion

Last week, an unelected special adviser delivered one of the most political and controversial speeches made by a British public official in recent times. It claimed, in justifying Brexit, that 19th-century political notions – the nation state with absolute sovereignty and wholesale independence of action – extended unchanged into the 21st century and were supported … Read more