Hypocrite of the Day: Labour Councillor’s Right to Buy Humiliation

“I have always struggled to come to terms with the right to buy which, for decades, took homes and money out of a system designed to help those most in need.” The words of Labour councillor Lynn Worrall, who holds the housing brief in the Thurrock council cabinet. Clearly not a fan of right to buy, is she?

That’s unless Lynn stands to profit from it herself. Asked about her own personal situation at last night’s council meeting, she humiliatingly admitted she had – you guessed it – bought her own council home, benefiting from right to buy. Please, Lynn, tell us more about those nasty people who “take homes and money out of a system designed to help those most in need”…

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Quote of the Day

Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”


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