Here's the letter I wrote to my MP (Lib-back-bencher) in April 2006
I hope this letter finds you well.
I know you are busy so I value any time you have.
The gap between rich and poor is widening by the second.
The foundations for this lie in the greed and corruption that underpins the countrywide property market.
I know this is issue neither your, or your party’s doing but you are my only conduit to those who pull the strings.
I need your assistance.
I am writing to request that you use any influence you have to help highlight the urgency for substantial price corrections within the UK property market.
I must express my dismay at the Government’s refusal to tackle the house price crisis.
I am a potential first time buyer earning an average UK wage. I am a highly-educated, vibrant, highly-skilled private-sector family breadwinner, in other words I am the person who keeps this country afloat. There are millions of others like me throughout this country.
In a nutshell, I am the now and future-entropy of this country’s economic survivability, and I have had enough.
I cannot afford a core fundamental for human survival, shelter.
I cannot buy at these prices.
I, and thousands of other like me, the bright, the young, the skilled, the qualified, the intelligent, the energetic and the taxed are considering disembarkation of the once ‘Great’ Britain before it sinks under the weight of its own housing gluttony.
Soon … no … very soon, many other like myself, the proactive contributors, the do-ers, the sustainers, the fuel, the energy, will have already left this once great isle in search of somewhere else where they can call home.
Britain has priced us out.
Britain has priced out the responsible.
Self-certification mortgage fraud has gone unchecked and un-investigated because the criminality behind this is actively encouraged by all those with a vested interest in keeping property as a tool for the potential and permanent economic enslavement of the would-be first time buyer.
Sign them up; shut them up; bleed them dry.
Shared Ownership is not the answer – this artificially keeps the market high.
Homebuy is not the answer – this artificially keeps the market high.
Low quality ‘affordable’ housing is not the answer – this artificially keeps the market high.
Keyworker schemes are not the answer – this artificially keeps the market high.
Sir, the answer is very simple, easy in fact …homes we can afford, modest, but well build family homes at 3.5 times median salary.
Harsh taxation of second properties can achieve this not-unreasonable goal.
The chancellor’s economic ‘miracle’ is nothing of the kind. It is a cheap parlour trick designed to convince all of their meteoric wealth as they drown helplessly in permanent debt-enslavement. In other words:
The tray of rat poison sure tastes good to the hungry rat.
This is hardly a model of responsible economic management.
The property market foundation for this ‘miracle’ is nothing more than a pyramid scheme, a confidence trick so blatant that it has hidden itself in full view on in the front pages, headline bulletins and countless cheap property make-over television shows.
The media saturation of vested interest headlines explaining the ‘good’
news when house prices rise and the ‘gloom’ when they fall is a major factor in controlling public sentiment.
The inability to get easy planning permission is another factor in high housing costs.
The continual bombardment of ‘get on the ladder at all costs’ economic propaganda has finally worked, that’s why many of my generation, the ‘lost’ generation have decided to jump ship to live, buy and pay our tax in new frontiers, the irony is heartbreaking.
My plea to you is not for myself and my family, but for others like me who do not have the luxury, skills, good-health, education or youth on their side for global relocation.
Sir, (whether you have vested interest or not in high property
prices) all the best to you, I sincerely hope that you can provide a voice for my economic and social kin.
His reply was one of genuine but powerless sympathy and empathy.
And by the way, a genuine thanks to all on here (and apologies), whose words, ideas and philosophies I have reworded and plagiarised as my own to both vent my anger and satisfy my own ill founded intellectual vanity.