Boris in brutal swipe at Sadiq Khan over housing ‘will not take lessons from Labour!’
Boris Johnson takes aim at Sadiq Khan on housing record
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Boris Johnson has savaged the rate of house building in London under Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan during a meeting of the Liaison Committee on Wednesday. The Prime Minister slapped down a probe by Labour MP Meg Hillier over the provision of social homes in the capital and defended his record as mayor. Mr Johnson boasted the Conservative Paty had rolled out more homes in one year “than the last Labour Government did in 13 years.”
Mr Johnson said: “Talk about the record of the previous Mayor of London and the current Mayor of London that is banned apparently but it is a relevant consideration. I build far more homes…”
The Prime Minister was then cut off by Ms Hillier who blasted: “You are the big boss now Prime Minister.”
“I built fare more homes than he did,” continued the PM.
“Now across the UK we had last year a record number of housing starts
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“Never let it be forgotten that the Conservatives I think in one year than Labour did in fourteen years,” added Mr Johnson.
“I won’t take any lessons on building social homes,” continued the Prime Minister.
“And I built more in London than the current mayor has done or will do.
“By the way, I disagree with you respectively about people’s ambitions for homeownership I do think social housing is of massive importance, we must build more social housing.”
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“But I think ultimately lots of people in this country in their 20s, 30s, and 40s should have a chance at home ownership.”
It comes as the Prime Minister clashed with another Labour MP on the committee Chris Bryant over Brexit claims.
Mr Bryant said: “When a minister lies, they should correct the record – I assume you agree?
“They might do so inadvertently. That is the general assumption of how we do our business in parliament, that no minister deliberately lies, though there have been occasions in our history where that has happened and a minister has been forced to resign.”
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“It seems that you very rarely correct the record? Why is that?”
Boris fired back: “I think I am going to need you to give me chapter and verse there as they say.”
Mr Bryant responded: “I think there are plenty of instances where you have been told by various independent and outside bodies that the precise words that you have used have not been the precise and accurate version of events.
The Prime Minister said: “It is commonly asserted for instance, that when we put the figure of £350 million a week on the side of a bus which went round this country causing a great deal of hoo-ha.
“That that was erroneous… That’s probably one of the things you are thinking of Mr Bryant?”
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