To: Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2NS.
Dear Mr. Johnson,
You recently asked for people’s views on how to pay for essential non-medical care for older people. I believe that in a civilised society such care should be provided on the basis of need— free-of-charge and paid for by fair and progressive taxation. I would suggest that the government find this money by immediately decommissioning the existing Trident nuclear weapons system and scrapping plans to upgrade it. We need decent care for our elders, not ever more dangerous nuclear weapons of mass destruction.