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Her Parkinson’s has deteriorated from delayed access to the right treatment. But she’s not alone. May’s manifesto means more cuts to the NHS, police and schoolsElection campaigns, like politics, are, in many ways a reflection of the times. As Britain goes to the polls tomorrow, the issues that affect us now – from Brexit negotiations to the role of cyberspace in fighting terrorism – would have been meaningless a decade or two ago, while areas that are universal – from social care to employment – are strongest when seen in terms of modern pressures. But watch Theresa May strive to wake up on Friday as prime minister while the police, schools, and NHS strain around her and what stands out is that, at its most fundamental, we’re being locked in what’s essentially election deja vu: a Conservative government decimates services and asks the public to vote for more. Related: Here are 10 good reasons to dread five more years of May | Polly Toynbee Related: The ‘dementia tax’ mess shows how little May thinks of disabled people | Frances Ryan Continue reading…

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