Scottish Tories pretend to be unlike English Tories

What evidence do we have that might make us take them seriously?

Not this:

From Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update published by the Scottsish Government yesterday:

Between 2007/08 and 2017/18, the annual average supply of affordable housing per head of population in Scotland has been 13.4 homes per 10,000 population, higher than England (9.5 homes per 10,000 population), Wales (7.6 homes per 10,000 population), and Northern Ireland (10.2homes per 10,000 population). In 2018/19 the figures were 17.5 homes per 10,000 population in Scotland, 10.2 in England, and 8.2 in Wales.

Nor this:

From BBC UK today with, of course, no BBC Scotland interest:

A government plan to create 200,000 new homes for first-time buyers has resulted in no homes being built, the National Audit Office has foundAnnounced in 2014, “starter homes” were meant to be aimed at those under the age of 40 and sold at a 20% discount. Former prime minister David Cameron committed to the scheme in the 2015 Conservative Party manifesto as a way of tackling the affordable housing crisis.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50296672

However, thanks to a parliamentary question from the Dim Lebs on July 16th 2019, we can reveal that Scotland is making good progress toward its target of 50 000 affordable homes by May 2021 with 25 000 (50%) already delivered.

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Or this:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/housing-statistics-scotland-2018-key-trends-summary/pages/4/

From Insider today:

The Scottish Government is making more than £3 billion available to local authorities and housing associations to support the delivery of 50,000 affordable homes by 2021, including 35,000 for social rent. This investment is expected to leverage economic output of around £1.4 billion per year, supporting up to 12,000 jobs. Scotland Excel was commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2017 to deliver a procurement programme for housing associations. The result is Scotland Excel’s new build residential construction framework awarded in August 2019. It has been designed to significantly reduce the time taken to procure the building of a range of social housing properties from contractors.

https://www.insider.co.uk/sponsored/how-scotland-speeding-up-delivery-19519416

For more on how the above initiative has built on the Scottish Government’s pre-existing performance, outstripping that of Westminster, see:

Scotland on target for affordable homes and way ahead of non-Scottish parts of UK

50% more affordable homes in Scotland than in non-Scottish parts

Scotland’s affordable housing supply continues to increase ahead of non-Scottish parts

Why ‘affordable’ only ‘really’ means affordable in Scotland

7 thoughts on “Scottish Tories pretend to be unlike English Tories

  1. With a proven and inveterate liar as PM, is anyone surprised that the number of completed homes in England is so low? He has always just invented things, knowing that only rarely will the media call him to account and, if they have to, they will deal with it in the quasi-jocular way adopted by the unpleasant Hayley Miller of BBC Scotland, “Isn’t this – (chuckle) – just Boris being Boris? (chuckle)”

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  2. Judge not the words of any
    But that of their actions and the resultant
    Effects of such
    Oh forgot to tell all I off to conquer Everest be done in a jiffy
    Easy Peasy indeed words are
    Now for the impossible bit
    Bye

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    1. Cameron B
      100% correct
      And not only is it their political DNA
      It is in their very Human DNA( The Selfish Gene ) and the 50 % of their unavoidable predictable actions are greatly reinforced by the remaining 50 % of learned and induced behavioural patterns
      All firmly ensured by their Education, who you know & gentleman’s clubs etc.
      Show me the child of 7 and i will show you the so called Adult

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      1. Cameron B
        Eugenics if ever a policy enacted in any serious highly selective manner is utimately doomed to the most abject failure
        E.G. Nazi Germany would have sown the seeds of their own downfall within 3- 4 generations if they fully iimplemented their Blue Eyed Ayran breeding only
        How
        Because by not allowing others to procreate,and due to their own gene pool
        Becoming seriously devoid of vital and importantly genes along with potentially weaker and detrimental genes to proportionally increase in their population
        Such can but only lead to their enemies
        Genetics making them more intelligent,healthy, robust and effective in all areas
        Thereby leading to the eventual defeat of Nazism
        Just think as to what the consequences
        Of the highly selective breeding carried out by dog breeders has now ended up

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