Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. I was watching Panorama last night, about nursing/care homes for the elderly. The message seemed to be if you work all your life, pay for your house, save for a rainy day, and then become incapacitated you get the lot stolen from you by the government. If you become medically incapacitated, the government agencies twist your circumstances so they can say it's not a medical condition, and rob you by charging for social care. Serious question - why bother buying your house, and why bother saving for a rainy day? Wouldn't we be better off renting and living a more enjoyable lifestyle while we're younger? Some of the patients shown last night had obviously been thrifty, probably denied themselves flashy cars and holidays, and have ended up no better off than some dole-ite who has never contributed to the country's coffers in their lives (in fact quite the reverse). Rant over.