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Prezza And Goldsmith Toe To Toe On Housing

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Well worth a listen if you didn't hear it. I'm not going to try to precis, though others can if they wish. Prezz on fighting form. Mainly about planning etc but got on to house prices and the economy. Well worth a listen on i player.

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Joke of an ‘interview’ two feckless fools spouting tripe at each other unhindered by Knockerty. Prescott at one point admitting that prices were too high then lambasting the coalition for potentially crashing the market.

No realisation that there is no quantity shortage........its affordability dumb and dumber!

Really do have to wonder about the Today programme sometimes.

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I particularly enjoyed Prescott shouting-without-a-breath a condensed version of Brown's litany from the last couple of years: it all started in America etc.

I'm sure he swore mid rant (if buggered or similar counts as swearing these days).......5 years ago that would have caused apoplexy by the presenter or producer, and a quick apology by the presenter on his behalf. These days it was run of the mill!

Prescott's defence of the debt crisis that they have created:

It's not our fault...look everyone else is in just as much debt!!!!!

So that makes it all right does it Mr Prescott? Idiot!

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And not once did Knockerty intervene and point out the startling rise in UK prices and the insolvancy of the principle UK housing lenders.

I did chuckle when the old US excuse was trotted out for old times sake.

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Joke of an ‘interview’ two feckless fools spouting tripe at each other unhindered by Knockerty. Prescott at one point admitting that prices were too high then lambasting the coalition for potentially crashing the market.

No realisation that there is no quantity shortage........its affordability dumb and dumber!

Really do have to wonder about the Today programme sometimes.

Yeah - I can barely listen to Today sometimes - quality has gone down IMO. This is a good example of the kind of rubbish they have on a lot of the time now.

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Did Prescott mention that other Nu-Lab policy of the last decade to increase the population of the country by any means without any consideration of housing provision :angry:

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...the Government was horrified that houses were selling for “as little as £5,000”.

Too right.

Anyone buying a house for such a trifling sum should be sent to Guantanemo, to be honest. Low house prices, now that Iraq has been bombed back to the stone age, sorry, liberated, represent the third spoke of the Axis of Evil.

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My summary of the interview:

Labour want to create high-density population areas. Let's call them, for argument's sake: 'Safe Labour Seats'

The Tories don't, shock horror. The appalling part is that labour voters will think Prezzer's oratory was right on the money: "Let's all live in tiny camped conditions with hundreds of neighbours within farting distance, that'll show them Tory toffs they can't have nice green spaces that increase our quality of life."

Goldsmith should have asked Prezza, "So what's the housing density on your street, Mr Champagne Socialist?"

Edited by euroconv

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Did you expect Prescott to look like something other than an IDIOT ?

+1. He was truely idiotic. Unfortunately some people will have been nodding and saying he was sticking up for the poor and working classes. WHich is nonesense...

His argument sucks, he says poor people can't afford houses so we need to build them tiny little houses in over pupulated areas which they can afford! What kind of life is that?

The answer to this problem is looking him square in the eyes and yet he fails to see it.

Edited by MinceBalls

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There's nothing like a top class statesman...

Wasn't there a caption competition thread on here way back when for this Prescott Eating Chips photo?

I seem to recall it was pretty amusing at the time.

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It doesnt matter what they say. On paper at least, Liebour are probably the best of the big 3. Hundreds of thousands to be built every year, anti-NIMBY legislation etc. Fortunately, also with Liebour, we have the benefit of seeing what they do. That all the targets, all the commitments to stable house prices, mean absolutely nothing in reality.

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Never mind Prescott (I typed Prescoot to begin with, oops). His party isn't in power any more.

What did Goldsmith say? That's far more relevant.

The bit I heard Goldsmith appeared to be in favour of increasing NIMBYism. Standing up for local people's right to protect their house price by controlling their immediate neighbourhood.

He may have said more. I only caught that bit.

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