What we have seen in recent years is a degree of caution by ministers in both pronouncements and policy regarding homeownership, with the coalition clearly backing a two-horse policy of stimulating renting and owning albeit that, as housing moved higher up the political ladder, there has been a clear shift towards
Does this excerpt truly reveal what is the specific two-horse policy here? I'm confused because
the latter seems to refer back to owning in stimulating renting and
owning ? But then this alleged reference implies that stimulating was gapped as an ellipsis => stimulating renting and [stimulating]
owning. In other words,
the latter truly means [stimulating]
Per contra, this excerpt concerns homeownership by the general UK public. A layperson can only rent or own; so nothing here resembles a horse race? Was two-horse used correctly and aptly here?