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Please spare a thought for Tory leadership candidate Tom Tugendhat, because as the UK braces for extreme heat over the next couple of days, the military man is being roasted over his plan for housing as well.
Somebody give that man a Solero!
Mr Tugendhat, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, summarised a new article he wrote for The Telegraph in just two sentences: “We need to build more new homes. That’s the solution to the housing crisis.”
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The article reads: “Building more homes must be a political imperative for the Conservatives. We know that people who have a mortgage or own their home outright are much more likely to vote for our party than Labour. We are a party that stands for aspiration and capitalism. What is capitalism without capital?
“However, as successive governments have found to their detriment, presenting housing as a numbers game creates more enemies than friends.
Yet the hopeful’s short and sweet summary of his proposals hasn’t exactly gone down well with Twitter – as many pointed out his suggestion of building “more new homes” seemed to forget the word “affordable”:
\u201c@TomTugendhat We need a General Election.\u201d
\u201c@TomTugendhat @its_johnmartin But not "socialist"ones, as you call it? Where are all the new builds your party promised over the last 12 years? We need affordable homes, young people can't move out, because rents are stupidly high.\u201d