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Politicians Slowly Waking Up, Perhaps

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Going on from some news articles posted today in the media (pyramid scheme etc), postman drops this through my letterbox today

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I find it a bit ironic really...this site has been going almost a decade. Yet only now, near an election, does it seem like someone has put two and two together (they havent always come up with four as the answer, but they see the sum and are trying to solve it, for once) (and only because he has recently rented a place himself, so got the full brunt of what we have been experiencing all our lives). He was so angry, he made a video

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11401402.Speaking_Out___Wes_Streeting_on_housing_in_Redbridge/

Welcome to the real world buddy.

I also now know I am on some database with a tick next to "rented", as sure as my name isnt Osama this letter didnt go out to all and sundry.

Personally, I would prefer it if they just stopped fiddling, meddling and otherwise getting involved in this supposedly free market. Its stuffed, BECAUSE they started fiddling.

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I think there's been a backlash against the triple lock pension bj the Tories were giving to the retired (who I believe on average earn more than working people these days). The working and renting generations are becoming politically mobilised and the main parties are just catching on and realising it's not the fault of iPods.

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"help for first time buyers"

Sigh.

I automatically distrust anyone using the phrase "housing ladder" non-sarcastically.

They need no help just let the market do what markets do by removing all the props/VI incentives help just turns into hindrance

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The current crop of politicians have been complicit in the bubble inflation - if Labour were to start attacking 'the bubble' now they'd get torn to shreds - Balls was in it up to his, er, balls! Thats why their rhetoric is all about building.

However, nobody could really shout this guy down for causing the problem, he was still at school when it started.

Tick tock.

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Individual politicians may want lower prices. But in a big party, he'll have to tow the party line or be marginalised. Can he make his voice heard amongst the champagne socialists, or will he (like most politicians with a good point to make) let them talk him in to supporting another round of sticking-plaster "help"?

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Labour's policies on long term tenant security have been shown to be a nonsense (indeed they are giving the rentier class a get out clause).

Through this rubbish in the bin where it belongs.

On the other hand, Keith Taylor MEP seems to be actually concerned

http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/2015/03/19/new-report-out-today-on-the-uk-housing-crisis/

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You're just getting confused with 'election season'. They all seem to be getting it now.

Just a short few months before normality will resume.

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Going on from some news articles posted today in the media (pyramid scheme etc), postman drops this through my letterbox today

img003jpg.jpg

I find it a bit ironic really...this site has been going almost a decade. Yet only now, near an election, does it seem like someone has put two and two together (they havent always come up with four as the answer, but they see the sum and are trying to solve it, for once) (and only because he has recently rented a place himself, so got the full brunt of what we have been experiencing all our lives). He was so angry, he made a video

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11401402.Speaking_Out___Wes_Streeting_on_housing_in_Redbridge/

Welcome to the real world buddy.

I also now know I am on some database with a tick next to "rented", as sure as my name isnt Osama this letter didnt go out to all and sundry.

Personally, I would prefer it if they just stopped fiddling, meddling and otherwise getting involved in this supposedly free market. Its stuffed, BECAUSE they started fiddling.

Theresa election coming, simple.

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I did find this amusing - as my parents live in this seat which contains a mixture of formerly nice and still OK ish areas on the Essex/London borders. In 1997 you could have bought a nice family home there for less than £100k in some relatively nice areas - by 2008 these were averaging £300k+ and more and now £400k+.

It speaks volumes that the deputy leader of the council and a Cambridge graduate - is priced out of buying a flat in Ilford. Says it all really!

Very interesting marginal getting back to the politics however - a seat with a rapidly rising Muslim population with a Jewish Tory MP (who has received death threats as he is Jewish) going head to head with an openly gay Labour Cambridge graduate.Who will they choose - not that either will do much about housing.

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Individual politicians may want lower prices. But in a big party, he'll have to tow the party line or be marginalised.

so we need rid of party politics and return to something akin to constitutional republic/monarchy based on bill of rights/magna carta.

that way everyone will know where they stand.

those at the bottom of the chain will have their rights secured.

those aiming to become public representatives will have their responsibilities clarified.

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I did find this amusing - as my parents live in this seat which contains a mixture of formerly nice and still OK ish areas on the Essex/London borders. In 1997 you could have bought a nice family home there for less than £100k in some relatively nice areas - by 2008 these were averaging £300k+ and more and now £400k+.

It speaks volumes that the deputy leader of the council and a Cambridge graduate - is priced out of buying a flat in Ilford. Says it all really!

Very interesting marginal getting back to the politics however - a seat with a rapidly rising Muslim population with a Jewish Tory MP (who has received death threats as he is Jewish) going head to head with an openly gay Labour Cambridge graduate.Who will they choose - not that either will do much about housing.

well if the mad mullahs get their way i would guess being either gay or jewish would be a virtual death sentence.

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