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I've just been at the Lib Dem conference, in Blackpool, where I conducted a (thoroughly unscientific) survey of leading journalists and politicians.

Without revealing my own expectations (downhill fast!) I asked them what they thought would happen to UK house prices:

Only 3 MPs out of 10 thought there would be house price crash (although two more thought they would 'go down a fair bit' or similar);

Only 1 out of 6 political journalists (some of them household names) expected a house price crash. 1 famous journalist came up with the 'more chance of Elvis on the moon' line.

So, basically, 8 out of 10 leading opinion formers - people who should have their finger on the pulse - don't anticipate what most people in this forum anticipate.

Now, when people like this change their mind, others are likely to follow: their opinions could precipitate a crash.

So: why is the elite so out of touch?

Should we all write to our MPs?

Do you think other political parties are more or less in touch with the housing market?

What will it take to change their minds?

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If there was never misinfomed people in the top ranks..

There would never be a boom/bust economy....

And we have had just that.. year on year.. time and again...

If people were not so emotionally attached to this.. as so much debt and hope are linked in..

its a speculative market.. its bubbled over..

amazing people get suprised by this..

The experts have been wrong every time in history

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Should we all write to our MPs?

Do you think other political parties are more or less in touch with the housing market?

there is no point writing to your local MP. they, as with all councils are FULLY AWARE of the housing crisis and are currently using it to their advantage.

they are 100% in touch with the housing market. trouble is - they are on the wrong side.

any non VI council would be building council/starter homes like theres no tomorrow. they would not allow private investment. they would open up building land approvals.

they are not.

they just raise your poll tax and pretend its all either not happening or fully acceptable.

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  • 339 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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