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Labour Pledge To Reinvent A Century Old Housing Bond System To Generate £5 Billion To Build 125,000 New Homes

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Local Labour lot came to my door today canvassing. They asked me what my main issue was. I said "housing". They totally ignored me and didn't ask for any more detail, then asked me what I thought of Milliband. I said "just another traitor to the working classes like your last government". They said they were different now and I replied that their two main leaders were ministers in the last travesty of a Labour government. They left, rather sheepishly. They really did not see housing as having any kind of importance. Damn them, damn them all.

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Local Labour lot came to my door today canvassing. They asked me what my main issue was. I said "housing". They totally ignored me and didn't ask for any more detail, then asked me what I thought of Milliband. I said "just another traitor to the working classes like your last government". They said they were different now and I replied that their two main leaders were ministers in the last travesty of a Labour government. They left, rather sheepishly. They really did not see housing as having any kind of importance. Damn them, damn them all.

If you look at poll data, its all very tightly controlled from an agenda entirely determined by LabourTory. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Anyway they just want to know if the can 'count on your vote' come the day, and as they can't, mission accomplished. Box ticked

Used to do door step canvassing once, and the last thing you wanted was an argument on the doorstep

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If you look at poll data, its all very tightly controlled from an agenda entirely determined by LabourTory. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Anyway they just want to know if the can 'count on your vote' come the day, and as they can't, mission accomplished. Box ticked

Used to do door step canvassing once, and the last thing you wanted was an argument on the doorstep

Totally agree. The Tory candidate keeps sending out post and leaflets with her top 10 issues. Top 10! Is housing mentioned? Is it ******.

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If you look at poll data, its all very tightly controlled from an agenda entirely determined by LabourTory. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Anyway they just want to know if the can 'count on your vote' come the day, and as they can't, mission accomplished. Box ticked

Used to do door step canvassing once, and the last thing you wanted was an argument on the doorstep

Yes, I was canvassed by Labour last week, they just wanted to know if they could count on my support. As soon as they found out the answer was no, off they went.

I get the feeling none of the main parties are interested in the underhoused demographic. As it might need some actual reforms and not just money spending they've decided it's too difficult to solve so they just walk away.

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Say yes to all the doorsteppers then vote for none of them. If enough do it then it'll take them a bit of time to work out what happened when the election results come out.

You never know one might actually vote for one of them if they pretend to come up with some sensible policies on house prices (joking on that bit of course).

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Even economically literate politicians can only see solutions that involve using increasing amounts of taxpayers' money to subsidize higher prices and maintain scarcity. This is why George Osborne is promising more money for government to buy bigger stakes in residential property. Doing anything less will bankrupt every bank in the land, followed rapidly by the government. This is now well beyond the capability of government.

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Mind you Labour need £5 billions to build 125,000 new homes and the Conservatives' offer of a 20% discount on 100,000 new homes is apparently going to cost £3.6 billions.

Something doesn't seem to add up.

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I don't even answer the door if it's canvassers.

My Gran used to tell the Tories that she'd vote for them, but that she needed a lift to the polling station.

She always voted labour, but observed that the Tories always had the nicest cars.......

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Labour claims Britain's chronic housing shortage is being fuelled by Coalition schemes such as help to buy, but no action is being taken to boost supply.

Well, be interesting to hear them expand on the above - don't want to get my hopes up but sounds encouraging.

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My stock response to Labour canvassing is:

"Your party created the worst financial crisis in 300 years; what's the finale?"

Mind you Labour need £5 billions to build 125,000 new homes and the Conservatives' offer of a 20% discount on 100,000 new homes is apparently going to cost £3.6 billions.

Something doesn't seem to add up.

Because these are totally made-up figures, that's 40K per home. In the south that won't even buy the land. They will tell you anything to get elected, probably even offering your children to other voters right at this moment.

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Never ever get canvassers.

I think what Liebor mean with this new idea is that by the time they leave office the country will be wrecked and millions will have fled.

Mass immigration in reverse.

BTLs left abandoned, rows of estate agents closed on every high street. Their ex employee's selling the Big Issue outside Waitrose in their tatty worn shiny suits.

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