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It seems that the government is now so desperate to keep house prices high that it is using our money to do this. An example of this is this part ownership scheme.

If there is a crash what is stopping the government abusing its power even more.

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This is only a help to people like us.When the government has to step in with hair brained schemes that only allow people to buy half a house because that is all the majority of ftbs can afford now it is highlighting just how much and how far out of line things have got.

I mean..........who the hell wants to buy a portion of their permanent residence.The previous few generations have been able to afford to buy an average house on an average wage so I cannot see how schemes like this and any other cannot help but highlight just how completely stupid the whole thing is.

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Anybody know anything about the Govt claim that there need to be 170,000 new homes ayear, and much less than that are being built? Is it based on anything other than imagination?

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Did anybody see the report in the Sunday Times re Prescott - basically labelled him as totally incompetent?

Only mention this 'cos I think its the ODPM that keeps making the 170,000 claim.

Also, IMO there is no way that the govt can support the market using taxpayer money - it is simply too large.

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up until 2003 i was a classic new labour voter.

then i realised they either didnt have a clue about this crisis, so i wrote to tell them how it felt.

then i realised they knew about it, but chose to ignore it as it made the economy look good.

thats when i realised theres no real democracy here and no genuine labour government.

its been 3 years since then. they havent launched a full housing policy, prefering to talk instead on iraq and iran.

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up until 2003 i was a classic new labour voter.

similar, although I jacked it in because of the old "foolhardy & counter-productive war under false pretences" business. It was clearly going to go badly wrong and I was rather insulted that he thought the public couldn't see through the fabrication. Wilson never took us to Vietnam.

Any road, since then this has opened my eyes to how things have gone. I'd say they've lost touch and have got far too comfortable now, becoming just as institutionalised and numb to us working folk as the bunch of chinless cretins that preceded them.

They also build hardly any social housing, in the 1970s they built on average 200K at year ,almost half all new builds.

they've cunningly privatised this bit and got the private investor to take on all the risk and costs.

Given that the govt usually get stiffed on these kind of contracts then this has saved the taxpayer and awful lot of money. Good socialist policy to get greedy types to build the social housing of the future at great expense to themselves... and terribly amusing!

Problem being: the five year wait while it dawns on people what's happened and many people are priced out by the bubble.

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Good socialist policy to get greedy types to build the social housing of the future at great expense to themselves... and terribly amusing!

do you think this is the case ?

imagine in long term situations with a little unemployment and a little drug crime in the right places.

these fancy uber flats might become no go areas ect. i always think that when i see them shining.

one day they might be filled with benefit claiming noisy neighbours from hell put there by the local councils.

though you might not see that on a fancy artists impression right now.

the huge high rises shined when they were new. give it 5-10 years. they might be dump estates.

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do you think this is the case ?

imagine in long term situations with a little unemployment and a little drug crime in the right places.

these fancy uber flats might become no go areas ect. i always think that when i see them shining.

one day they might be filled with benefit claiming noisy neighbours from hell put there by the local councils.

though you might not see that on a fancy artists impression right now.

the huge high rises shined when they were new. give it 5-10 years. they might be dump estates.

Leeds has thousands of these new build flats nearing completion and already they're having to market them as student lets as they've only just realised the ''young professionals'' who can afford £185k for a place and for whom these places were originally aimed don't want to live in poky flats in the city centre..........They're usually aged about 30 and want a suburban or semi suburban house ...which are available even in the nice areas for the same money.......

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do you think this is the case ?

imagine in long term situations with a little unemployment and a little drug crime in the right places.

these fancy uber flats might become no go areas ect. i always think that when i see them shining.

one day they might be filled with benefit claiming noisy neighbours from hell put there by the local councils.

though you might not see that on a fancy artists impression right now.

the huge high rises shined when they were new. give it 5-10 years. they might be dump estates.

exactly my point. They are virtually identical to the "projects" of the 60s in so many ways. Social housing has rarely been wonderful - yeah some of it was ok, but since the 60s its been fairly rubbish. Just like this stuff will be.

I assume you know the whole Hulme story, repeated all across the country in the 60s & 70s... slum clearance (ie bulldozing terraces) to be replaced by high-rise alienation. The cycle begins anew, funded by the private sector this time, but with the essential issues remaining unaddressed.

Glad they're saving them terraces in Salford though - it was the residents who made that happen, no-one else.

Leeds has thousands of these new build flats nearing completion and already they're having to market them as student lets as they've only just realised the ''young professionals'' who can afford £185k for a place and for whom these places were originally aimed don't want to live in poky flats in the city centre..........They're usually aged about 30 and want a suburban or semi suburban house ...which are available even in the nice areas for the same money.......

yup - Leeds is one of the worst offenders. Students are only one step above slumdwellers anyway (due to their transitory nature and lack of respect for their surroundings).

Enjoy the lovely canalside walks while you can. The needles will be back soon enough.

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