Boris Johnson’s ideas to assist Britons to get on the housing ladder have been slammed by Diane Abbott, who has accused him of a “crude attempt to buy votes.”
The Prime Minister will deliver a speech today detailing his plans to re-establish the United Kingdom as a proud homeownership nation. He’ll lay out proposals to let low-wage workers use housing assistance to purchase homes.
Mr Johnson will also expand the right to buy to housing association residents, allowing individuals living in social housing to own their homes.
It’s based on Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s programme.
Ms Abbott, on the other hand, slammed the government’s plans, calling them “bad news” for many people living in social housing.
The Labour MP took to social media to vent, saying: “Boris announces right to buy for housing association tenants.
“Crude attempt to buy votes. But bad news for the homeless and other social housing tenants.”
“Will strip out better quality housing and mean less social housing overall.”
Ministers have denied that their ideas will restrict supply, with Housing Secretary Michael Gove guaranteeing a “like-for-like, one-for-one replacement” for any social housing sold to tenants through the scheme.