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Boris Johnson tries to reset leadership with housing pledges

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Posted: 09/06/22 - 10:23
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Boris Johnson will promise to boost home ownership later - as he attempts to repair relations with Tory MPs who revolted against his leadership.

In a speech in Lancashire, the PM is expected to say he wants to extend the right to buy to people who rent from housing associations.

He will also suggest allowing housing benefit to count towards a mortgage.

It comes after four in ten of his MPs voted against him in a confidence vote on Monday triggered by Partygate.

The worse-than-expected result followed months of criticism over parties in Downing Street during lockdown that broke Covid rules.

However, there is also unhappiness among Conservative MPs over taxation policy and a range of other issues.

I Call Bull: Calling BULL on this resetting ANYTHING, or making a blind bit of difference to house ownership for the vast majority

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22 days
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So helping people on benefits to buy a house which will be paid for through taxation. And taking social housing out of the marketplace.

Absolute madness, this would appear to be a total vote loser for the Tories, especially amongst their own core voters.
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Desperately trying to seem like he knows what he's doing when we all know different.
23 days
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Helping people get on the housing ladder is a great move, this is not that move though its more pomp and 'good news' that will amount to nothing in the long term