Tory Housing Bill mauled as ministers lose 11 votes on just one law

It seems likely the Tory housing plans were made of straw, rather than solid brick [Image: Carl Court].

It seems likely the Tory housing plans were made of straw, rather than solid brick [Image: Carl Court].

It seems the Conservative Party can’t do anything right at the moment.

The Trade Union Bill might as well be abandoned, for all the difference it’s going to make, and the Lords have eviscerated the Tories’ plans for housing.

The party’s infighting over the EU, and it’s leader’s unhealthy connection with tax avoidance, seem likely to scupper Conservative election hopes next week.

And the party is under investigation for electoral fraud that puts the result of last year’s general election in doubt.

Is it time for the Tories to give up?

Tory housing plans were dealt a fresh mauling last night with three more defeats in the House of Lords.

Ministers have now lost 11 votes on their Housing Bill – slammed by Labour as a “dog’s breakfast” that will destroy affordable housing.

Peers voted 253 to 205, majority 48, to force all new English homes to meet a “carbon compliance standard” from April 2018.

They voted 269 to 185, majority 84, to make rural developers contribute to affordable housing even if they build fewer than 10 homes.

Lastly they voted 253 to 188, majority 65, to launch new sustainable drainage systems to reduce flooding.

Peers had already won more than a dozen votes and U-turns to water down the “half-baked” plans.

They overturned plans that would have forced couples on £15,000 a year to leave their homes under Pay to Stay.

And they won a concession on plans to scrap lifetime council tenancies with an exception for people with children still in school.

Source: Tory Housing Bill mauled as ministers lose 11 votes on just one law – Mirror Online

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5 thoughts on “Tory Housing Bill mauled as ministers lose 11 votes on just one law

  1. Neilth

    So the Tories are losing out on loads of votes but still forcing through their ideologically driven changes to health, education and welfare to name but a few. Tomorrows PMQ is an ideal time for Corbyn to skewer CaMoron. Let’s see how he does. A good performance will further secure his position but a poor or weak showing will throw red meat to the Blairite tendency.

  2. Terry Davies

    vote of no confidence in the tories are long overdue.
    turning your head and ignoring their shortcomings is not conducive to interests of the population as a whole. neoliberalism is not freedom but when adopted the EU are left vulnerable to corporative rule and slavery. wilberforce fought against these however they are being embraced by a minority forcing them on a majority.
    why?
    dont vote or ask any tory they are the minority and have never been guided by a moral compass.

  3. mrmarcpc

    They lose votes but still arrogantly push them through, time a lease was put on them and all their actions held accountable, time for a vote of no confidence!

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