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Isn't it PATHETIC how Gordon Brown picks up the telephone to 30 worldleaders when petrol prices go up 5-10p --- and YET -- when house prices go up 300%+ in a handful of years - he is quite content to sit back and let it happen!!!! PATHETIC and TOTALLY hypocritical.

"The Chancellor is so terrified that the housing market will collapse, allowing a tide of negative equity to overwhelm his forthcoming premiership, that he is prepared to go to any lengths to prevent it" - The Times May 24 2005 - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,...1624911,00.html

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Dur.

Votes!

Majority of voters are home-owners.

Majority of voters are car-owners/drivers.

Yes - agreed - but just shows him up perfectly -- when it's convenient - let the prices rise sky high on what we all spend more than ANYTHING else - housing -- and crow about petrol and fuel when it rises leass than 10%......

Incredible -- unbelievable -............. but a fact....

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Yes - agreed - but just shows him up perfectly -- when it's convenient - let the prices rise sky high on what we all spend more than ANYTHING else - housing -- and crow about petrol and fuel when it rises leass than 10%......

Incredible -- unbelievable -............. but a fact....

The timing is SO inconvenient. Particularly since he has wanted to play for a long time but Tony wouldn't let him have the ball!

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Isn't it PATHETIC how Gordon Brown picks up the telephone to 30 worldleaders when petrol prices go up 5-10p --- and YET -- when house prices go up 300%+ in a handful of years - he is quite content to sit back and let it happen!!!! PATHETIC and TOTALLY hypocritical.

"The Chancellor is so terrified that the housing market will collapse, allowing a tide of negative equity to overwhelm his forthcoming premiership, that he is prepared to go to any lengths to prevent it" - The Times May 24 2005 - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,...1624911,00.html

I think i would have called the troops in and called a State of National Emergency because of 300% HP increases :blink:

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Yeh - amazing though - how NONE of the media comments on all this -- houseprice increases of 300% are somehow exempt from comment.... weird. :(

It is often referred to as a good, boyant and healthy housing market !

I would expect there would be rioting in the streets if bars of chocolate went up by so much but you can live without bars of chocolate.

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It is often referred to as a good, boyant and healthy housing market !

I would expect there would be rioting in the streets if bars of chocolate went up by so much but you can live without bars of chocolate.

Yeah!!! Or -- FOOD -- as well as petrol -- ......... But on Housing - THE MEDIA STAYS SILENT!!!!!! :(:ph34r::o

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Just shows you what a bunch of cretins we are dealing with here.

Who was the govt. that decided to massively increase the numbers in further educaton and took absolutely no measures to provide accommodation for them? This has been a large part of the housing bubble.

Then they have the gall to criticise Opec for failing to anticipate how the western world was going to fluff up their economies to such an extent that the printing presses would wash all over the commodities market.

WAFJ.

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Yes - agreed - but just shows him up perfectly -- when it's convenient - let the prices rise sky high on what we all spend more than ANYTHING else - housing -- and crow about petrol and fuel when it rises leass than 10%......

Incredible -- unbelievable -............. but a fact....

As DonnieDarker pointed out... it's a Votes thing.

People with a house feel better as their asset values are increasing.

People without a house and who can't afford one can't vote Tory as they are free marketeers, and have to vote Labour for social housing to be a solution.

Petrol goes up... everyone is unhappy as their costs go up.

Of course, flipside.... a housing bubble is dangerous for any party as it creates discontent - and a long serving govt like the current one can't blame the predecessors. But what can they do to prevent it?

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But what can they do to prevent it?

Easy. Don't run artificially low interest rates for years, and/or eliminate the planning bureaucracy.

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Easy. Don't run artificially low interest rates for years, and/or eliminate the planning bureaucracy.

but not so simple.... downward inflationary pressures required for manufacturing, regardless of which group of govt.

Planning bureaucracy required for centralised govt combine with housebuilding schemes, which is the essence of nu-Labour ....

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but not so simple.... downward inflationary pressures required for manufacturing, regardless of which group of govt.

Planning bureaucracy required for centralised govt combine with housebuilding schemes, which is the essence of nu-Labour ....

Yeh ..... quite Xian. "You can't buck the market" - woz it?

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