BBefore we delve further into the housing issue, let’s hear Shelter boss Polly Neate’s commendably blunt assessment of Boris Johnson’s first major announcement after the confidence vote.
Here it is: “The PM’s housing plans are confusing, impractical and a dangerous gimmick. The hatching of ruthless plans to expand the right to buy will put our rapidly shrinking public housing supply at even greater risk.
“For decades, the promise to replace every social home sold with the right to buy has flopped. If these plans go ahead, we will be stuck in the same destructive cycle of selling off and demolishing thousands of public housing units as they are built each year.