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Other HPC type comments would be very welcome on there. I think it would be a good thing if every article everywhere about Help to Buy was filled with comments pointing out how mental the world has become. (I am seeing a lot of HPC type comments on these stories, but the more the merrier. I'm sure these writers read through some of the comments (whatever people might say about never reading below the line) and if sentiment is strongly skewed in one direction then they are likely to skew future articles in the same direction to appeal to the commenters.

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I personally think the the monies used to fund HTB should have been used to build more council housing. Sort the rented sector out first.

Not that this is in line with Tory ideology of course.

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I personally think the the monies used to fund HTB should have been used to build more council housing. Sort the rented sector out first.

Not that this is in line with Tory ideology of course.

Or from my right wrong perspective, used as bait to back out and restructure the struggling housing association sector

Same difference really

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I personally think the the monies used to fund HTB should have been used to build more council housing. Sort the rented sector out first.

Not that this is in line with Tory ideology of course.

The Tories believe that it's the free market and not socialism that will solve the problem.

Unfortunately the free market has not come up with a solution so they have decided to rig that market using a socialist policy of state subsidies for house buyers.

So- as I understand it- they follow an ideology in which socialist solutions that merely help people are wrong- while socialist policies that help people by propping up asset prices are ok.

We could call it 'free market socialism' or 'Rentier Socialism' in which the resources of the state will be deployed to protect the asset values of the chosen VI's at the expense of the rest of us.

I read once that Cameron had pretentions of being Thatcher's ideological successor- but it's hard to see how his plan for a state backed housing market fits into the world view of Thatcher- was Dave not paying attention when she said 'you can't buck the market?" Apparently not.

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The Tories believe that it's the free market and not socialism that will solve the problem.

Unfortunately the free market has not come up with a solution so they have decided to rig that market using a socialist policy of state subsidies for house buyers.

So- as I understand it- they follow an ideology in which socialist solutions that merely help people are wrong- while socialist policies that help people by propping up asset prices are ok.

We could call it 'free market socialism' or 'Rentier Socialism' in which the resources of the state will be deployed to protect the asset values of the chosen VI's at the expense of the rest of us.

I read once that Cameron had pretentions of being Thatcher's ideological successor- but it's hard to see how his plan for a state backed housing market fits into the world view of Thatcher- was Dave not paying attention when she said 'you can't buck the market?" Apparently not.

Nope, the free market is the solution and they know it

But there's an election in 2015 and politics is more pressing

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Nope, the free market is the solution and they know it

But there's an election in 2015 and politics is more pressing

So they are implementing socialist policies in order to gain the power to oppose socialism? :lol:

Whatever claim the Tories may once have had to any kind of integrity was trashed the moment they gave birth to Help to Buy. Not even the most left wing socialist governments of the past ever contemplated turning the housing market into a state subsidized fiefdom in this way.

This is the most radical socialist policy since the creation of the welfare state- brought to us by the heir's of Thatcher. You have to laugh.

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