The Tory London mayoral candidate thinks homeless people can rustle up a £5k mortgage deposit

With the new coronavirus variant and rising infection rates, there are calls to postpone the London mayoral elections yet again, from May to July or August.

It’s going to take more than a few months for voters to forget a recent comment by Tory candidate, Shaun Bailey, who told Inside Housing magazine that – *checks notes*, *checks notes again, to be sure* – homeless people can get a mortgage for planned affordable housing, by saving a £5000 deposit.

When the Guardian tweeted the mortgage story, it picked up a well-deserved flood of ridicule.

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