Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Tories on Housing

If it isn't obvious already to regular readers of Mars Hill, I tend to find the Tories untrustworthy when it comes to issues of social welfare. So it is that I can recommend reading Tom Healey's post on Labourhome concerning the Conservatives further dedication to thrift by slashing ten percent from Labour's housing commitment. Of course this hasn't gone unoticed by the public, so Stephen Greenhalgh, leader of the Tories Council in Hammersmith and Fulham (and an adviser to David Cameron), has recently spent a pleasant time fielding questions from concerned local tennants who are asking if their homes are safe.
Definetly worth a look.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what exactly is Labour doing about social welfare?

Paul Burgin said...

Our best to help by putting forward spending. The Conservatives see themselves on the brink of government, so I think that likewise, their policies should go under intense scrutiny

Anonymous said...

How do you mean 'putting forward spending'? Are you suggesting that the present government is spending more on social welfare than previous governments and if so where is it getting the money from and how do we know that it's being used wisely?

Paul Burgin said...

The government has said that its committed to spending on social services. How it has gone about in doing that and the timetable involved is something I would have to look deeper into