What\’s amusing is that he comes up with a different number to everyone else but still manages to get it wrong.
In the past six months, construction began on a mere 1,746 social homes
This is not true. A gross misreading of the statistics.
The true numbers are here.
The number of local authority and housing association starts was 9,310 in the past 6 months. And yes, housing association and local authority is what we mean by social homes.
What Willy has got wrong is that the figures he refers to are the number of social housing starts under certain specific central government programmes to build social housing. But most social housing is local authority and housing association: so counting only those under central government plans is, well, it\’s bollocks.
We really would expect the head of an Oxford college to be able to understand government statistics.