Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Mid week at the comedy club
John Gummer, the former Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal and the chairman of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has claimed non-homeowners have no freedom. Speaking at the AMI annual dinner last night he said home ownership has been one of the main strengths of Britain. He told the audience: â€œHome ownership is the basis of freedom, people who do not own their own home do not have independence.â€ .He went on to say: â€œAMI is a proper representation of a great profession, which is crucial to the property owning democracy in the UK and as such makes a bigger contribution to freedom than perhaps any other profession.â€ Gummer claimed people who dealt with him throughout his time in parliament could be much tougher with him if they owned their own home.