by Paul Goodman
"In the aftermath of the Second World War, Macmillan hit his target of building 300,000 houses a year. Now Javid must strain to reach his own. There are big differences between then and now ()not least that a big slice of the former’s homes were council houses for rent). But in one sense there is a similarity – or should be. As Andrew Gimson wrote, in telling the tale of that post-war national effort, Macmillan got unambiguous backing from Churchill, and from the party more widely. We hope Javid gets the same."