The Lib Dem deputy leader has popped up expressing outrage at the Cameron plan for ending lifetime social housing tenancy.
Simon Hughes may be being disingenious when he says that: “We will not let anybody have their homes taken away” – given that this isn’t what Cameron is proposing. The prime minister would only end the privilege for incoming tenants, not existing ones.
But why let a small fact like that get in the way of the politics? Hughes’ comments to the BBC’s World at One amount to an outright challenge to the prime minister.
UPDATE: As Guido points out it may be a little vain for Hughes to say: “It is a Prime Ministerial idea. It has no more validity than that…”