Daybreak's Health Editor, Dr Hilary Jones, has told viewers that "more needs to be done to care for the elderly."
He added: "I think the bigger question is about society in general. Who cares for the elderly who is actually physically going to care about them."
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PM spokesman's comments come following reports that the EU is secretly drawing up plans for greater military cooperation across the EU.
The Labour politicians put their alleged differences aside to jointly highlight how remaining in the EU could help fight climate change.
Late sunshine here and there this evening - but more cloud for southern Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland again.