Boris housing U-turn ‘no surprise’
community and business network.
Grab your business cards and prepare to dust off your trainers to show your support. Support Diabetes UK, make new connections and find your next challenge on 23 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Justgiving, The Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0TA. Please RSVP to Claire. Lubbock@diabetes.org.uk by 21 March to reserve your place. FOLLOWING Boris Johnson’s decision to support the Brexit campaign, he stated in an interview with the Times newspaper, that one of his reasons was immigration, declaring, “We haven’t been able to control the numbers, so you have an absolute crisis in housing”.
However, in 2013 in a Daily Telegraph piece entitled “It’s mad to blame our housing crisis on ‘blooming foreigners’”, he wrote that, “The answer to house price inflation is to build more homes and we will only find it harder to build the homes we need if we are so foolish as to turn against foreign workers…”. A clear ‘U turn’, if ever there was one.
But this should come as no surprise as Mr Johnson has form in this regard. In 2012 when campaigning to be London Mayor he vowed that, if elected, he would concentrate solely on the mayoralty and not combine it with that of an MP. As we know, it didn’t take long before he did another of his ‘U turns’ and stood for election as our local MP. The electors of Uxbridge and South Ruislip might wish to bear this opportunism in mind when Mr Johnson next requests their votes.