Eh? Is he trying to out-crazy Millipede, or what?
The scheme was due to start in January but hours before the Conservative Party Conference opened, the Prime Minister revealed that NatWest, RBS and Halifax had all agreed to provide the new deals.
It is widely being seen as a response to Ed Miliband’s Labour conference crowd-pleasing announcement that the party would freeze energy prices for two years as conference season has shaped up as a “battle over the consumer”.
Ah. Yes. Yes, he is.
He denied that the move would create a housing bubble and said that they had taken advice from the Bank of England and empowered it to stop a bubble being created.
Well that’s all right then. I expect he’s borrowed Millipede’s magic wand.
My normal response to this kind of willful insanity in any other aspect of life would be to wash my hands of it and walk away. If the others involved are so determined to make a complete pig’s ear out of the thing then, as we say round these parts, “Hell mend you”. I’m out.
But that’s kind of tricky to do with governments. Especially when the major political parties are engaged in a hell-for-leather race to the bottom nuthouse.