Ross Clark

What Boris’s right-to-buy gets wrong

It's a policy from a different era

  • From Spectator Life

It isn’t hard to understand why the government should want to revive the spirit of Margaret Thatcher’s right-to-buy, which was credited for creating a whole new class of homeowners – and in the process Conservative voters. While the right to buy has never gone away – and survived the Blair and Brown years – it is a shadow of its former self.

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