The Tories spent most of Friday falsely accusing Ed Miliband of saying something that he clearly didn’t saw over Cameron and Libya. And yet this evening one of their own Cabinet ministers has done something far worse of their own free will. Eric Pickles has compared Labour’s plans to make the private rented sector more affordable to the “bombing” of cities:
Rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city except for bombing http://t.co/RYjvDO2MhD Lindbeck
— Lord (Eric) Pickles (@EricPickles) April 25, 2015
Pickles was quoting Assar Lindbeck – but that he was using someone else’s words doesn’t detract from the unpleasant nature of his message. And this from the man who has overseen the current housing crisis. Contemptible…
In other news – around a quarter of Tory MPs are private landlords.