Tory Housing Minister Belonged To A Facebook Group That Called For Return Of Workhouses For The Poor
Such policies as Privatisation of healthcare, the sale of all council housing at market value, and Workhouses for debtors are right and have found their time to enter Britain

The Conservative housing minister was a member of a private Facebook group that called for the return of workhouses for the poor, healthcare to be privatised and the sale of all council homes, it has emerged.

The Tory minister Dominic Raab, until Thursday morning, was one of 14 members of a private group called the “British Ultra Liberal Youth — The Ultras”, which was set up about seven years ago.

The minister claimed that he was not aware he was a member. He withdrew from the group after being approached for comment. Two former Tory MP are also listed as members of the group.

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“I wasn’t aware of this group, let alone that I had inadvertently and mistakenly been linked on Facebook. I have corrected it, and needless to say, I do not support its aims.” Raab told BuzzFeed News.

The Ultras group proclaims its aim is to “pressure the mainstream of the Conservative Party that such policies as: Privatisation of healthcare, the sale of all council housing at market value, and Workhouses for debtors are right and have found their time to enter Britain.”

“As a member of the British Ultra Liberal Youth aka The Ultras, you are free to remain [sic] aligned to the political party of your choice as long as it is the Conservative Party.”  the group’s “About” page tells its members.

The group’s page claims Britain is a nation that “has been shooting at its own feet for too long” and suggests “too much tolerance of socialism” has cost the country £1 trillion.

It also calls for the privatization of the NHS and for Britain’s council houses to be sold off.

In 2012, Raab was one of five Conservative MPs who branded Britons “the worst idlers in the world” in a co-authored book.

In 2017, the minister drew furious criticism when he claimed most food bank users were not “languishing in poverty”, blaming “cash flow problems” for the huge rise people needing food parcels.

Later in February, Raab said: “In my view, as we strive to build more affordable housing, every effort must be made to avoid building on green belt, and I hope this is a shared objective across national and local government.”

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