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The election of Sadiq Khan as Labour candidate for the London mayor, and the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour party are the final nails in the coffin for the London property bubble.

At the Labour conference today both Khan and Corbyn specifically mentioned housing as a key issue in their policies. Corbyn spoke of "sky high rents" that need to be tackled, and Khan also seems keen on affordable housing. I would say Khan has a pretty good chance to get elected next year as the London mayor. The fact that he is the candidate would have sent shock waves through the system. But even the remote possibility of a Corbyn government (if the press doesn't slaughter him beforehand), surely make the global oligarchy very nervous about their London safety deposit boxes.

Whatever may come in the years ahead, the new ideological path of the Labour party is a clear message to property investors in London: your time is running out.

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I agree. When I hear conservatives gloating about Corbyn I feel they are not seeing the full picture. I have the feeling Corbyn will not be afraid of asking difficult questions or bringing previously taboo subjects into the political debate.

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The press already tried a number of times to hammer Corbyn and it backfired badly. Seems like a decent person and wouldn't surprise me at all if he got elected Prime Minister.

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I think (and hope) that this result will give the establishment the kick up the a**e it needs. This is one reason why I felt disappointed the Scotish referendum result turned out the way it did. The country needs a new direction. One important point that escaped me until only recently is that the opposition has a big affect on government policy, even if they never make the government. The party in power has to react to their policies and attempt to steal the oppositions support. Case in point, Ed Miliband and the 'national living wage'.

On the one hand, I deplore socialism in all it's forms. But.......... I also deplore the rent seeking, toff, look down their noses, never done a days work in their lives, Bullingdon club, let them eat cake, 300 quid a day expenses British establishment.

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I think (and hope) that this result will give the establishment the kick up the a**e it needs. This is one reason why I felt disappointed the Scotish referendum result turned out the way it did. The country needs a new direction. One important point that escaped me until only recently is that the opposition has a big affect on government policy, even if they never make the government. The party in power has to react to their policies and attempt to steal the oppositions support. Case in point, Ed Miliband and the 'national living wage'.

On the one hand, I deplore socialism in all it's forms. But.......... I also deplore the rent seeking, toff, look down their noses, never done a days work in their lives, Bullingdon club, let them eat cake, 300 quid a day expenses British establishment.

Yes, very good point indeed. Lets see what Osborne does to tackle those sky high rents. Oh the joy. The next few months and year will be riveting.

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I agree. When I hear conservatives gloating about Corbyn I feel they are not seeing the full picture. I have the feeling Corbyn will not be afraid of asking difficult questions or bringing previously taboo subjects into the political debate.

Looking at Tony Blair and his failed attempts attacking Corbyn in The Guardian (not once, not twice but three times), it could even be argued that the more he gets attacked from the establishment, the more popular Corbyn might become.

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The press already tried a number of times to hammer Corbyn and it backfired badly. Seems like a decent person and wouldn't surprise me at all if he got elected Prime Minister.

Looking at Tony Blair and his failed attempts attacking Corbyn in The Guardian (not once, not twice but three times), it could even be argued that the more he gets attacked from the establishment, the more popular Corbyn might become.

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I'm not a natural left wing supporter but at least Corbyn is potentially going to give voters a real choice, and perhaps turn the labour party back into an actual labour party. Depending on how it all pans out he could turn out to be labours "thatcher" a real game changer.

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I agree, good point.

Seemed to me that post Blair / Brown Labour have not been able to critique the housing situation because it so clearly part of the cause of the problems. That is a real shame because it should have been issue number one on their agenda.

With Corbyn coming to power things will / are changing. He has no qualms at all at throwing New Labour under a bus. Any political party that picks up the housing market as an issue and seriously runs with it can cause allot of embarassment. It's a national disgrace.

The conservatives will have to pivot left to close down avenues of attack.

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Whilst I have no love for socialists, it will be interesting to see a real socialist put the boot into the champagne socialists who have been running the country for the last eighteen years. Roll on PMQs.

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Incredible that a complete outsider has come this far, despite unremitting media hostility. He'll never get a good headline with our fantastically fair 'free press' (stop laughing at the back).

Not sure how its going to work with a majority of Labour MP's against. Suspect there will be a lot of infighting perhaps culminating in a coup of some type, but his victory was so overwhelming I don't think the rest of the party will wear it.

One thing is for sure. Politics has just got interesting. We may be able to retire the term 'LabourTory' for good. Real choice at last.

Edited by RentierParadisio

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I agree, good point.

Seemed to me that post Blair / Brown Labour have not been able to critique the housing situation because it so clearly part of the cause of the problems. That is a real shame because it should have been issue number one on their agenda.

With Corbyn coming to power things will / are changing. He has no qualms at all at throwing New Labour under a bus. Any political party that picks up the housing market as an issue and seriously runs with it can cause allot of embarassment. It's a national disgrace.

The conservatives will have to pivot left to close down avenues of attack.

Indeed. I hear that if elected as prime minister, the first point of action is to apologize for the invasion of Iraq. The second would be to haul Blair to The Hague. ****** me. If he is willing to do that, he sure is capable of shredding the property establishment to bits. One is allowed to dream.

But as you say, even if he is not elected as prime minister, the Tories will have to cover their backs in this. Rent controls or a version of it are surely on the decks. They simply cannot afford millions of disgruntled renters running into Papa Jeremy's arms.

All very good points.

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I can see Corbyn and Khan building lots of houses and then giving them all to refugees and migrants (as they will tend to have more kids) while the UK nationals (who didn't have kids either due to cost or living in a rental) continue to rent privately.

Stop subscribing to the Daily Mail dude.

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Well the first thing Corbyn did was go to a rally supporting refugees and he wants to let in any refugee who want to come here and he wants to make friends with those nice ISIS boys.

You are falling for the politics of fear. This is exactly what the establishment wants you to believe: that he is a terrorist sympathizer standing shoulder to shoulder with the IRA, Hamas, Putin, ISIS and so forth. Heck, the media is not far off saying that Corbyn himself is a terrorist. Your posts bring three words to my mind: hook, line, sinker.

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Please stop fearmongering.

Civilian politicians do not dictate matters of national security so I would agree, stop listening to the Daily Mail.

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Perhaps this photo can put an end to this discussion. Corbyn is probably the most anti HPI phenomenon that could have happened in this country for a generation.

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Its interesting...He seems to give a vague shit about young people...He knows that they are screwed, and overly exploited..

Edited by Dave Beans

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It was quite amusing when first turning on the radio this afternoon to immediately hear a Conservative already into full fearmongering mode about Corbyn's threat to national security and the security of the economy and the security of this that and the other.

He'd clearly been reading up on the newspapers from the days of Foot and Kinnock.

The bbc were on about Corbyn being replaced within a year -- their wishful thinking.

He's just come out of nowhere.

Edited by billybong

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I agree. When I hear conservatives gloating about Corbyn I feel they are not seeing the full picture. I have the feeling Corbyn will not be afraid of asking difficult questions or bringing previously taboo subjects into the political debate.

I'm hoping for this. I'm not a natural lefty but the housing situation and the unconventional monetary supports which have been used to prop up the market have me leaning more this way! The more I have learned about economics the more I think radical change is required to change the monetary system. It seems the only way to break the bankers' power and build a fairer society.

I certainly don't agree with all his views but Corbyn seems to be one the rare politicians who actually has principles and sticks by them! I'm sure if he can get through the initial friction which he will undoubtedly cause in the Labour Party, he will really rock the establishment's boat.

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