After months of work did he:
A) Suggest that people pay for their own care and from a young age make preparations through saving and insurance to meet what will be an inevitable need for many in their lives.
B) Calm middle class childrens' fears that their "birthright" to an inheritance might have to be spent on caring for their parents.
The £35k contribution limit can only be seen as a sop to the middle class. The poor already have mountains of other peoples' thrown at them in direct proportion to their own fecklessness so the policy is irrelevant to them.
Where does the £35k limit come from? Is it a small enough percentage of the average house to sound reasonable? Nobody has any view on future inflation, none more that the Bank of England, so how do we know what the exposure to the taxpayer is of such a cap? We don't, and in a nation rapidly approaching a national debt of £1,000,000,000,000, it is reckless to promise a millionaire that potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds of their costs, will be pushed onto the working poor, so that their children will not lose too much of the money to which they feel entitled.