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“The idea that instead of somebody living in a half a million, million pound house, contributing to their own care, younger people of working age who can’t afford to buy a house should actually pay more tax – because that’s what will happen to actually provide the quantity of social care that we need – is grossly unfair.

“This is free market economics with a social conscience, and as a one-nation Tory it’s what I’ve always believed in, but it’s got to be practical, competent, got to have some common sense.”

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