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Daily Telegraph Will Consider Second Homes Story

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This is doing the rounds here in Wales

"If you live in an area blighted by second homes and would like to support a story on the damage second homes are doing in your area, please send your story ideas / personal experience info to: trish.ellis@telegraph.co.uk"

(this is in relation to the planned CGT increase - aiming to suggest the CGT hike will benefit rural communities blighted by second homes)

Worth a go - even if the editor eventurally blocks any such story idea...

Edited by gruffydd

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Tip - pester, pester, pester, in a nice way after making the initial contact until you get a definitive yes or no on story idea. I think Welsh language activists are in touch with them on this - but no harm if ordinary people from across the UK get in touch too.

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Who originally owned these second homes? and who cashed in on the city folks wanting somewhere nice to escape to?

The easy target is to have a go at the current owners who only occupy the property for say 20% of the year, but what about the money grabbing locals who are sitting blame free watching their neighbours kids being priced out.

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Who said there was only one side to the story? The locals have often been corrupted by the whole sorry affair. At least increase CGT will disincentivise second home purchase in the first place. This is all about CGT.

In response to post below - heaven knows why you think this has anything to do with nationality - it's to do with fairer taxation, a fairer society and disincenstivising second home ownership/purchase. What on earth is wrong with that!

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The Welsh community where I live in London, centred on a Welsh church, has priced out the Sri Lankans and Turks who have been living here for decades. The Welsh keep their family houses and just come to London to work and make money - which they send home to their families. The Welsh don't mix with the Sri Lankans, they don't eat their food, they haven't learnt their language, and don't use their shops. They insist on speaking English, eat English food, and go to English shops. Can we ban Welsh people having 1st homes in London and pricing out the immigrants? :huh:

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The Welsh community where I live in London, centred on a Welsh church, has priced out the Sri Lankans and Turks who have been living here for decades. The Welsh keep their family houses and just come to London to work and make money - which they send home to their families. The Welsh don't mix with the Sri Lankans, they don't eat their food, they haven't learnt their language, and don't use their shops. They insist on speaking English, eat English food, and go to English shops. Can we ban Welsh people having 1st homes in London and pricing out the immigrants? :huh:

Why haven't the Sri Lankans and Turks not bought anything if they have lived there "for decades". There was a crash in the 90's mate. Sorry something not right with your story.

Edited by tomwatkins

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The story is simply a come-on - next thing he's gonna say Kilburn is still Irish. There's no strong Welsh community in any one part of London these days -

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Why haven't the Sri Lankans and Turks not bought anything if they have lived there "for decades". There was a crash in the 90's mate. Sorry something not right with your story.

Well done on picking up that something was not right. That's because he was joking. It is a parody of anti-immigrant articles. "The Welsh community...in London, centred on a Welsh church" :lol:

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But ah-so, there was once a Welsh speaking church (chapel) focussed Welsh community in London - they even had Welsh speaking services. I was there!

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a713780659&db=all

http://www.uwp.co.uk/book_desc/1697.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Welsh_School

http://www.londonwelsh.org/

Aha: http://www.urban75.org/london/capel-bedyddwyr.html

There was traditionally heavy Welsh settlement around Paddington for much the same reason there was heavy Irish settlement in the NW of the city - it was the first arrival point of many migrants. There were other loci of Welsh settlement across the city.

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