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There really is no hope. Anything, anything but lower prices.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/housing-crisis-gavin-barwell-flats-smaller-pocket-a7344061.html#commentsDiv

 

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Private housing developers should build homes with smaller rooms that do not meet existing minimum space standards so that young people can afford to buy them, the housing minister has said.

Gavin Barwell told the Conservative conference in Birmingham that he wanted the private sector to “innovate” to solve the housing crisis and that relaxing the rules on how cramped a flat can be might stop young people from being priced out.

 

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I find it simultaneously both deeply sad and highly amusing that people keep voting for the Tories and expect them to "do something" about house prices.

They are - and always have been - the party of the land owner.

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How much smaller does he want them to get ,you can barely get a bed in recent builds.

We already have the joy of open plan living aka your kitchin in the living room ,what next have the bedroom living room kitchin and toilet all in one ******ing room..dear god ..Also how much would making them smaller actually save people ....

 

Bunch of assholes the lot of them 

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12 minutes ago, Futuroid said:

I find it simultaneously both deeply sad and highly amusing that people keep voting for the Tories and expect them to "do something" about house prices.

They are - and always have been - the party of the land owner.

Well said, the only reason they sold council houses off was to bribe a generation of voters.

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23 minutes ago, XswampyX said:

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Funnily enough, the cost per sqft of North London cemetery space is up there with London house prices - I kid not.

 

a plot of 16sqft in a 'nice spot' is over £10k and it's "yours" for only 50 years! - makes it roughly £700/sqft 

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Absolutely disgraceful, nothing much shocks me when it comes to housing in the UK but I didn't expect a genuine proposal to go smaller than the current rabbit hutches we have. Complete disgrace.

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Private housing developers should build homes with smaller rooms that do not meet existing minimum space standards so that young people can afford to buy them, the housing minister has said.

I actually laughed out loud.  You really do have to love this lot.

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1 hour ago, Nabby81 said:

How much smaller does he want them to get ,you can barely get a bed in recent builds.

We already have the joy of open plan living aka your kitchin in the living room ,what next have the bedroom living room kitchin and toilet all in one ******ing room..dear god ..Also how much would making them smaller actually save people ....

 

Bunch of assholes the lot of them 

Don't give em ideas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, too late

http://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/property/flat-the-size-of-a-broom-cupboard-yours-for-89000-8190499.html

 

:ph34r: :huh:

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Lamentable. They simply won't understand the problem and why we are in this housing mess. Always the wrong solution, because at heart of it will be politics and influence on weak and greedy politicians.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Crumbless said:

That broom cupboard will have earned more money in the last 4 years than most British workers.

I'm not sure whether this is frightening or depressing or both. Not only have tptb pushed home ownership out of the hands of the general population, the have also, at the same time debased work. 

 

what messages is this sending to people?

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13 minutes ago, Alonso Quijano said:

Lamentable. They simply won't understand the problem and why we are in this housing mess. Always the wrong solution, because at heart of it will be politics and influence on weak and greedy politicians.

 

 

They don't care enough to even bother about trying to understand 

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The current minimum size of a single bedroom is 7.5 square metres. The minimum size of a prison cell is 7 square metres.  It will be a dark day when they expect homeowners to have a smaller room than a convicted criminal.  

 

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This is the end game really isn't it:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282764/Hong-Kongs-human-battery-hens-Claustrophobic-images-slum-families-squeeze-lives-tiniest-apartments.html

Humans stored away like battery hens. Just enough room in your slavebox for a chair to sit on and a flat screen TV to stare at in between shifts at your zero hours contract job.

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