Labour is winning arguments and making Ministers change policy - the Tory U-turn on legal protection for renters is proof

After years of blocking Labour’s plans to give renters living in dangerous homes proper legal protections, Tory Ministers have finally been forced to back down .

So the Government support for Karen Buck’s backbench bill is welcome. It’s more proof that Labour is winning the arguments and making Ministers change government policy.

When Sajid Javid and other Tories voted down this Labour proposal in Parliament two years ago they described it as ‘unnecessary regulation’ which ‘will deter investment and put up rents’. But the writing was on the wall even before the tragedy at Grenfell Tower after private landlord bodies backed Labour’s plan, exposing the Tory opposition as evidence-free, ideological nonsense.

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