“Help to Buy”

13 Apr

Extract from an article by Dominic Lawson entitled: “Unbuckle the sacred green belt and the housing crisis is solved”

“David Cameron did a 21st century imitation [of Margaret Thatcher] a few months ago, appearing in a photocall with [a couple and their daughter] when he tweeted: “Sharon and Masie show me their lovely new home – just one of the families helped on to the housing ladder by #HelpToBuy”.

It later turned out that Ray [the husband] is an estate agent who drives a BMW Convertible.

(As an aside: Did we really need to subsidise Sharon, Ray and Masie – might they not have made do with a second-hand Ford Focus and have afforded the home without the subsidy?)

The rest of the article is basically an homage to Nick Boles and his desire to build on green land rather than brown so perhaps you could use your imagination for the rest of it!


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