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Labour Calls For Councils To Help First-Time Buyers

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Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called for more councils to follow the lead of Manchester, Sandwell and Warrington councils which offer local authority backed mortgages.

McDonnell said " we have to meet the aspirations of people to own their own home.”

The idea of councils offering loans for property goes further than George Osborne’s Help to Buy scheme, which guarantees part of a mortgage to enable people to buy with smaller deposits.


http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/21/labour--councils-help-first-time-buyers-mortgages-john-mcdonnell

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It was fun watching Corbyn hand the Blairites their ar5es last year, trouble is the Labour Left are just as clueless about housing as they are.

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Here' my soltuion.

No housing benefit for any non-national for 10 years.

Align housign benefit to local wages.

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Here' my soltuion.

No housing benefit for any non-national for 10 years.

Align housign benefit to local wages.

Max housing benefit of 500/month.

No London allowance.

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As usual it is all about where the extra loans and cash will come from .... councils, taxpayer etc never the fact that houses are too expensive because of the extra loans and cash.

I guess it takes some sort of intelligence to grasp this concept. Pity most of the population and all of the politicians don't seem to get it. Or do they?

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Ah well - that's McDonell on my sh*t list as well then.

Funny how he goes on about listening to a broad range of experts and then comes up with the same stupid thinking that resulted in the credit crunch and made the current conservatives unelectable to me for perhaps a generation.

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Always remember that anyone can be an MP, no skillset required but if you want off the back benches an inate adility to toady up and generally decieve is useful.

Likewise to be leader of a party you will need to be a manipulative opportunist as well as the above.

If you can cover all the previous up you also stand a good chance of being PM.

Blair is the benchmark to aspire to.

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Urgh what.

Councils could help first time buyers by building council houses.

Exactly.

To begin to address the housing crisis the rented sector needs sorting out first.

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Here' my soltuion.

No housing benefit for any non-national for 10 years.

Align housign benefit to local wages.

might be worth a try.

test for citizenship:in the period of 10 years from granting right of abode:(probationary period)

1)you shall undertake to learn english to a proficient standard, and submit to national examination of GCSE standard,of which you shall obtain grade C or higher.

2)you shall agree to perform a period of 12 months national military,or community service,at the discretion of the immigration board

3)you shall not commit a criminal offence,or series of offences,which by conviction warrants a custodial sentence of greater than 12 months.

failure to comply with any of the above during probationary period will result in return transit to country of origin.

no bullsh1t,no excuses,no questions....it is how it is.

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might be worth a try.

test for citizenship:in the period of 10 years from granting right of abode:(probationary period)

1)you shall undertake to learn english to a proficient standard, and submit to national examination of GCSE standard,of which you shall obtain grade C or higher.

2)you shall agree to perform a period of 12 months national military,or community service,at the discretion of the immigration board

3)you shall not commit a criminal offence,or series of offences,which by conviction warrants a custodial sentence of greater than 12 months.

failure to comply with any of the above during probationary period will result in return transit to country of origin.

no bullsh1t,no excuses,no questions....it is how it is.

Is that called popular authoritarianism or authoritarian populism ?

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Is that called popular authoritarianism or authoritarian populism ?

It's called What the rest of the World do.

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It's called What the rest of the World do.

Definitely if its authoritarian populism - its not just the OP getting derailed again with the usual, its what is happening across the world:

It’s not just Trump. Authoritarian populism is rising across the West. Here’s why.

Interestingly though, in the same newspaper I also found this:

Trump’s voters aren’t authoritarians, new research says. So what are they?

which actually puts the two terms in opposition:

Authoritarianism, as understood by political psychologists, refers to a set of personality traits that seek order, clarity and stability. Authoritarians have little tolerance for deviance. They’re highly obedient to strong leaders. They scapegoat outsiders and demand conformity to traditional norms.

Populism, on the other hand, is a type of political rhetoric that casts a virtuous “people” against nefarious elites and strident outsiders. Scholars measure populism in a variety of ways, but we focus on three central elements:
  • Belief that a few elites have absconded with the rightful sovereignty of the people;
  • Deep mistrust of any group that claims expertise;
  • Strong nationalist identity

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