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Government "lurching from one crisis to another" says Farron

October 6, 2008 8:25 PM

Reflecting on today's announcement by Chancellor Alistair Darling, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron commented:

"The government is lurching from one crisis to another. With the uncertainty created by neighbouring European economies we are looking at a recipe for disaster.

"The government needs to abandon its ad-hoc crisis management and show some leadership.

"This won't happen by a gang of economic ministers lining up behind the Chancellor; but from a more systematic approach starting with housing.

"The government's 'sticking plaster' policy of propping up housing prices is a disgracefully inadequate response and will bring no relief to families in South Lakeland.

"They should use the £8billion the government has committed to social housing to buy surplus land and property at the substantial discounts being offered to provide much needed affordable housing in South Lakeland."