For immediate release
In response to the Conservative manifesto announcement that Right to Buy will be extended to include housing association homes.
Ruth Davison, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the National Housing Federation said,
“We fully support the aspiration of homeownership but extending Right to Buy to housing associations is the wrong solution to our housing crisis…”
Blah blah blah, etcetera.
That would be Ruth Davison who is a member of Islington North constituency Labour Party.
It is on days like this that the hidden red sleepers in the third sector come to the surface. Organisations like Shelter are stuffed to the gills with former Labour apparatchiks, sitting out opposition in the comfort of quangos and charities. The last Labour government – particularly the Prime Mentalist – stuffed these supposedly neutral groups with sympathetic lefties. Many of whom have direct links to the party, having worked for him.
This Gramsci inspired march through the institutions was one of the more pernicious elements of the Labour years. Should Miliband get the keys to No 10, he would unleash a new wave of this patronage. You thought Brown was a leftie? Just think who a Miliband administration would court, promote, and place…