Rattled UK PM May forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halves

Rattled UK PM May forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halvesBy Kylie MacLellan and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her party’s opinion poll lead halved in just a few days. Six opinion polls published in the past three days have all shown the Conservative Party’s lead over the opposition Labour Party narrow by between 2 and 9 percentage points, though all project May will win the election. May said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other opponents had tried to scare the elderly by spreading “fake claims” about her plan to transfer more of the cost from taxpayers to recipients who can afford to fund care themselves.



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