“It’s crazy for the state to spend billions on supporting affordable homes that are needed more urgently by people languishing on waiting lists” says Housing minister Grant Schnapps.
His answer – make MPs’ second homes available to families evicted from their council homes for being too rich.
“Look, it’s just like Dave said, in today’s volatile social scene, nobody can regard their accommodation as a home ‘for life’.
“Take London as an example, we’ve got MPs who represent constituencies less than an hour’s commuting distance from Westminster and they used to claim thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money a year to fund “overnight” homes in central London.
“The current crisis provides the spur we need to create the double whammy of ending expenses dodges by MPs and helping common people into homes that their new found affluence can fund.”
But that’s not all. Grant, who lives in Welwyn Hatfield with his wife Belinda, has spotted the potential of online Bingo to add value to the scheme. Displaced council tenants will be able to bid for, or gazump, fellow homeless families on a new Government website.
Providing a perfect fit with e-Government targets and the addressing the communal sense of desperation that fuels the National lottery, http://www.flipthathome.gov.uk, will give punters an additional Saturday night buzz.