But nevertheless, it was positive during the election to see the Labour Party put some meat on the bones of its plans to address the social care crisis – including funding for new care packages to 160,000 older people, a £350 million significant investment to develop the social care workforce, and £350 million to help people with autism and learning disabilities move back into the community from inappropriate in-patient units.
“Outside London, the number of bus passenger journeys has fallen by 10 per cent since 2010
Labour will also invest £1.3 billion a year to reverse recent cuts to local bus services, as a means of boosting communities and helping the environment. Bus coverage in Britain is at a 30-year low and, outside London, the number of passenger journeys has fallen by 10 per cent since 2010.
Since the election, we have committed to fitting solar panels to more than two million social homes – lowering both carbon emissions and residents’ energy bills.
While finding some sort of resolution to the Brexit crisis is vitally important, we mustn’t forget that there are other huge problems that people expect us to solve – so we must also find a way to reverse the paralysing effect Brexit has had on politics, government, and the media, and get on with the job.