Boris Johnson slammed over ‘hare-brained’ Thatcher-style plan to sell off housing association homes,

Government proposals to sell off housing association 

warnings they will worsen the shortage of homes for more than a million Britons 

The Prime Minister understood to want a new Right to Buy Scheme for tenants 

who rent from housing associations.

He told officials to draw up the plans in the last fortnight to help young people

struggling to get on to the property ladder, the Telegraph reported.

The proposal for renters to be able to purchase their social homes at a discounted price is not new,

 having been pioneered by Mrs Thatcher and first revived in David Cameron's 2015 Conservative manifesto.