Tory deputy chairman Cleverly is caught lying stupidly – about home ownership

James Cleverly: Not the sharpest tool in the Tory box.

Remember when Dominic Raab was caught tweeting nonsense that wages were rising faster than at any time in the last eight years?

He was referring to a graph which demonstrated nothing of the kind.

You can read that story here. I stated at the time that this is the season for fairy tales and pantomimes, and – lo and behold! – here’s Conservative Party deputy chairman James Cleverly with another one!

He reckons home ownership among people aged 25-34 fell of a cliff during the years of the New Labour government (1997-2010) – but this has now been reversed under the Conservatives.

For that to be true, the number of people aged 25-34 who own their own homes now would be in the mid-40s on the graph below, and not the mid-20s. The Evolve Politics Twitter account is correct – the level of home ownership among 25-34 year olds is still lower than when the Conservatives came to office in 2010.

Why are the Tories so desperate to foist these fairy tales on us, and is anybody really stupid enough to believe them?

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6 thoughts on “Tory deputy chairman Cleverly is caught lying stupidly – about home ownership

  1. nmac064

    They are so thoroughly steeped in stinking corruption and dishonesty they wouldn’t recognise the truth if it hit them in the face.

  2. Alas Poor Uric

    Cleverly didn’t quote this bit of the report:

    ‘The Foundation adds that, despite this recent uptick, renting will continue to be the norm for the majority of young people, particularly in the UK’s major cities. The long term drivers of lower home ownership are here to stay with low interest rates and a shortage of homes driving higher house prices and deposit requirements. It would currently take a first time buyer in their late 20s around 18 years to save for a deposit if they relied solely on savings from their own disposable income, up from three years as recently as in the mid-90s.’

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Oh yes. They don’t have a home but they’re not living on the street, so that makes it perfectly all right.

  3. Pat Sheehan

    I heard something about a lot of ‘drones’ in Westminster: on the government benches: or was that fake news!

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