Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Former Thurrock Council leader John Kent slams Jackie Doyle-Price over “Dementia Tax”

John Kent May

THE former leader of Thurrock Council, cllr John Kent has slammed Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle-Price over her recent words on the subject of a “Dementia Tax”.

YT caught up with cllr Ken ton Thursday morning.

Audio interview below.


  1. This outrageous suggestion comes from someone whose salary and expenses are paid from the “public purse” i.e. the taxpayer. In a conversation I had with Cllr Coxshall, her husband, I pointed out that MPs were, in my opinion, every bit as much public sector workers as junior doctors, nurses, road sweepers, and council employees and that the iniquitous 1% pay cap imposed on public sector workers should have been imposed on MPs, his response was he agreed Jackie Doyle-Price was already adequately paid and did not need a pay rise of even 1% but was obliged to accept a rise considerably higher as it had been recommended by an independent body. Cllr Coxshall went on to say that he and Jackie were having some “difficulty” deciding how to spend the extra money. Most people have for many years paid national insurance contributions to pay for their care in old age, to suggest that they are a financial burden on succeeding generations is not only insulting but also disingenuous. I believe the views of Ms Doyle-Price on this matter are those of someone who has no experience of hardship or sacrifice and no sympathy with those who have.


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