Gordon Brown's mortgage rescue scheme a total failure
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 16:42

A failure of breathtaking proportions, that's the only way to describe the government's mortgage assistance scheme. This was announced by Gordon Brown who said was going to wonders, yet despite being on operation for 6 months the scheme has helped just one family.

Can you seriously believe that - just one family.

What we see again and again from Labour is a headline-grabbing announcement but no substance. Nothing behind it. Remember the Gerkhas, the government said thousands would qualify to come to Britain under their new rules, whereas campaigners found that about one hundred could meet the rules, quite simply because the rules had been stacked against them.

Why does this government apply one set of rules to people who have fought for this country or struggled to get a mortgage and then bought their own home, yet apply a free and easy attitude to the workshy and scroungers from abroad who get handouts and housing as soon as they set foot on these shores?

We need a statement telling us just how much taxpayers' money has been wasted on this mortgage scheme, if previous failures are anything to go by it would have been cheaper and easier just to pay off the mortgage of the one family that was helped and leave the rest to fend for themselves. What has actually happened is that a huge amount has been paid to publicise the scheme, followed by thousands of hopeful applicants filling in forms and anxiously waiting, only to be rejected.

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