Social housing was not built under the Conservative-led coalition because of fears it would ‘create Labour voters’, according to Nick Clegg.
The former deputy prime minister claimed the theory prevented government officials from building homes.
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Social housing has been thrown into the spotlight since the Grenfell Tower fire.
‘It would have been in a Quad meeting, so either Cameron or Osborne,’ Nick Clegg told the Guardian.
‘One of them – I honestly can’t remember whom – looked genuinely nonplussed and said: “I don’t understand why you keep going on about the need for more social housing – it just creates Labour voters.”
‘They genuinely saw housing as a petri dish for voters. It was unbelievable.’
The comments were revealed ahead of the release of Mr Clegg’s 2016 book ‘Politics Between the Extremes’.
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