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Britain To Spur Home Ownership, Says Pm With Eye On His Legacy

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/06/uk-britain-politics-cameron-idUKKCN0S030J20151006

Prime Minister David Cameron will unveil plans on Wednesday to spur home ownership, striking at criticism that his Conservative government is failing growing numbers of Britons who are priced out of the housing market.

In a speech which could help shape his legacy as he begins his last five years in power, Cameron will stake claim to the political centre ground and try to appeal particularly to young people, thousands of whom recently helped to elect left-winger Jeremy Corbyn to lead the main opposition Labour Party.

Cameron, 48, has said he will step down by 2020 after his second term as prime minister and is increasingly interested in how he will be remembered.

In his speech to his party's annual conference, he will define his leadership as overseeing "the turnaround decade" and will reach out to the many younger Britons forced to live with their parents because they cannot afford to buy their own home.

"When a generation of hardworking men and women in their 20s and 30s are waking up each morning in their childhood bedrooms - that should be a wakeup call for us," Cameron will say, according to excerpts from his speech.

"We need a national crusade to get homes built."

He will say the government will amend planning policy to encourage developers to build affordable housing to meet heavy demand - part of the Conservatives' drive to shed their image as a party that only looks after the rich and privileged and to attract support from lower earners.

No Dave we need a crusade to remove housing as an investment asset that always goes up in value.

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It's fine words and exaggerated claims but rubbish house price policies. He'll be remembered for charging 5p for every carrier bag.

Edited by billybong

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Has everyone left yet ?

Whilst it isn't QE or an IR cut (both of which you have said would cause you to go and at least one of which is likely still to come imo), is the "200k affordable houses policy" announced today enough to make you go?

Edited by pipllman

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It's fine words and exaggerated claims but rubbish house price policies. He'll be remembered for charging 5p for every carrier bag.

And beastiality.

Edited by Si1

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