Back in the Cabinet
Our beloved Mortgage Mole somehow found himself in the House of Commons last week, having burrowed his way into Dining Room A, where a keen discussion was taking place about the transfer of Help to Buy 2 to the private sector.
Being a pivotal player in the mortgage industry, Mole was initially dismayed to find that Genworth, the company hosting the event, had not invited him personally.
As a seasoned professional, however, Mole put his hurt feelings aside and listened in to the discussion – only to be further disappointed by the apparent trivialisation of a matter close to his heart.
When asked by the Building Societies Association head of mortgage policy Paul Broadhead why the Government had not yet made the housing minister a full Cabinet role – an idea that Mole has thrown his considerable clout behind – the notion seemed to be laughed off.
Responding to Broadhead’s question, Mary Macleod MP said: “It’s something we should and will definitely take to the PM – I may even put myself forward as a candidate.”
As Mole left the room in disgust, some attendees thought they could hear the garbled words: “Not if I can help it, luv.”
You mortgage boys and girls have always shown yourselves to be a tough bunch, particularly those who successfully navigated the downtimes during the financial crisis.
However, Mole was still taken aback by the sheer bravery of the lads down at The Buy to Let Business, who have signed themselves up for the notorious Tough Mudder challenge. It’s one thing to have your name dragged through the mud, but putting yourself in the runny brown stuff in the name of charity goes above and beyond.
Mole sends his best wishes to the team, who are raising money for the Ollie Young Foundation – set up in memory of a six-year old who sadly passed away following a brain tumour.
Mole’s respect is a hard thing to earn, but it looks like The Buy to Let Business has cracked the code.
To sponsor them go to www.justgiving.com/TBTLB-Support-Ollie-Young-Foundation.