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General Election 2015: Politicians need to start working with the public

Now that the major parties believe "there is no money," they will have to come up with ways to help families provide vital services

By Emran Mian  

Care for elderly needs to come from families as well as professional carers. © CQC

This is by most counts the second week of the general election campaign. The ground should be strewn with politicians’ promises. Yet yesterday the Chancellor gave a major speech at the Royal Economic Society in a different mode—the mode of aspiration rather than promise. He sketched a low inflation, high employment future in which the UK rises to be the richest…

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