Sir Menzies Campbell has again proved his unfitness for office by coming up with a madcap scheme to build one million houses for social housing over the next ten years. He would do this by getting councils to buy land from farmers, grant themselves planning permission and then sell the land on to property developers at a huge profit. Quite astonishing in its naivety. What self-respecting farmer is going to sell land at a knockdown price to a council in the full knowledge that he's being diddled?
The Country Land and Business Association has described Sir Ming's scheme as "completely divorced from reality". President David Fursdon said the system was "open to so much abuse" as councils would be deciding whether to grant permission for schemes that would make them huge sums of money. "And why is it that it's OK for the local authority to do something on the land when it's not for the private landowner?" he asked. Quite.
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UPDATE: LibDem activist Norfolk Blogger says IAIN DALE IS RIGHT. Hold the front page!