On Friday, our editor Josiah (not Joshua) Mortimer asked the government if it was a mistake to brand the people whose work is saving our lives as “low skilled”. He also asked about the low level of statutory sick pay.
Since this, there have been calls from many people – including the Shadow Health Secretary to raises statutory sick pay.
An ongoing crisis is not a reason to dodge difficult questions.
Clapping our carer heroes is great – but paying them properly is better. So we hope that the government will answer the question on carers’ sick pay soon.
Emma Burnell is a freelance journalist and political consultant.
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