Jeremy Corbyn “thinks home ownership is a bad idea and is opposed to it”

Boris Johnson in a speech in Oldham, live on Sky News

November 15, 2019

Facts

Johnson said that the Labour leader “thinks home ownership is a bad idea and is opposed to it.” I have been unable to find any evidence of Corbyn expressing this view. Perhaps Johnson was referring to the floated Labour policy that would give “right to buy” to private tenants. The policy, which was only ever supposed to target the wealthiest landlords, has since been dropped and, according to The Financial Times, will not appear in the party’s manifesto.

Verdict

The prime minister was lying. Johnson’s assertion was groundless. I asked Conservative Party press office by phone and email to justify the claim that Jeremy Corbyn was opposed to home ownership. It did not respond. 

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