Tory councillor compares living in a council house to “sizeable lottery win”

11th January, 2013 3:45 pm

A Tory councillor in St Albans – Nat Young – last night compared living in a council house to “winning a sizeable lottery win”, much to the obvious shock of others in the room. Here’s the footage:

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  • Monkey_Bach

    If he had said that because of the desperate shortage of social housing the chances of being awarded a council house tenancy were comparable to the chances of a sizeable lottery win (1 chance in 2,330,636 to pick 5 numbers and a bonus number correctly and win around £100,000 on average) this nutcase would have been on the mark. As things stand he was simply being a Tory. And anybody can be one of those these days no matter how dishonest, innumerate or stupid. Eeek.

  • What a strange comment. Very difficult to understand why these people say these idiotic things. It is almost like a sizeable lottery win in every way except in so far it is absolutely nothing like it at all.

    • MonkeyBot5000

      It means that your worries about making the rent each month are significantly reduced so it’s very much like a lottery win for some of us.

  • I’m sure many council.. sorry social housing tenants.. would happily trade their one bed flats on inner city estates for his lovely country pile… seeing as he’s so enamoured with it , maybe he’d be up for it …….. ?

  • Yes council tenancy is secure.
    This is a bad thing?

    Tory politicians. Twisting reality for a nasty tomorrow.

  • Jason

    The man is a class one buffoon. To get a council house takes a minor miracle in the first instance, hence the proliferation of badly maintained private rental and other such unsuitable options. I feel a trip into the real world is needed for this idiot. Maybe a month on some of our less sociable (lottery standard) council estates would change his very narrow mind.

  • olala

    Very clever comment and by the way I am a foreigner living in the uk.We do not have such a thing in our countries (council houses).You work hard or otherwise you live under the bridge.I disagree with the council house policy ….

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