George really does rather miss one point in this (actually, for him, rather good piece):
Shelter took me to meet Jacqueline Pennant, who lives with her children in a tiny maisonette in south Wandsworth. Jacqueline has osteoarthritis and a hairline fracture in the spine, a prolapsed disc and sciatica in both legs. She should be confined to a wheelchair, but it won\’t fit in the house. She dragged herself from one piece of furniture to the next, then up the narrow stairs, clutching at the bannisters, her face gnarled up in pain. I saw this in Britain, in November 2007.
Our Glorious National Health Service, The Wonder Of The World, in action again.