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If house prices stay at bonkers levels, could a political party get elected by pledging to cause a HPC, say over the next 20 years?


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This is something I've been wondering about. It seems Labour under Corbyn is gambling on some kind of economic crisis in order to get it elected.

If housing remains at bonkers levels, then it would certainly appeal to the young to say, listen, we are going to tax the crap out of housing and force a crash for you all.

Stanley Druckenmiller thinks the wealth disparity between the old and the young is going to be a tinderbox unless politicians start proactively addressing it...

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I have thought about this alot.

The number of people renting is growing and has been growing for the last ten years at one per cent a year.

Also, the parties in Spain and Itay that are doing well weren't around 2 years ago.

I would call it fairness for all. I wouldn't have such overt policies as crash houses.

But several of my top ten policies would be housing related and aggressive.

Triple CT for second homes, Tax BTL, Tax empty homes. Change the measurments of the BofE. Bring in long rental agreements. Make LL's have certificates for proof of no damp. LL all have to have double glazing etc. Change the name of housing benefit to Landlord benefit.

Other policies would be put a teacher, head, doctor, nurse in charge of education and health.

Reduce assessments in schools.

Reduce business red tape (actually do it).

Halve university fees.

Get rid of zero hours contracts.

Invoke Article 50.

Sort out care homes (nationalise).

 

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Didn't most of the parties who have got elected over the past few years/decades say something about house prices/extreme levels of house prices/house building  - either opposition criticising the incumbents on the issue or incumbents making promises which helped them to get elected.  It's definately been a major factor.

Of course they're all most famous for reneging on those promises.

So the answer seems to be most definitely yes especially if it was over 20 years and couched in the right terms before an election.  A quicker crash would be better.

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On 12/17/2016 at 11:15 AM, thisisthisitmaybe said:

This is something I've been wondering about. It seems Labour under Corbyn is gambling on some kind of economic crisis in order to get it elected.

If housing remains at bonkers levels, then it would certainly appeal to the young to say, listen, we are going to tax the crap out of housing and force a crash for you all.

Stanley Druckenmiller thinks the wealth disparity between the old and the young is going to be a tinderbox unless politicians start proactively addressing it...

...the problem was Brown and new LIEBOUR who introduced tax credits to support companies by subsidising their low paid workers whereby they do not need to pay them proper living wages without such "benefits" ..we turned into a communist state for the benefit of the unacceptable faces of capitalism ...what an unusual partnership ....and the same companies voted "remain" to continue offering the same and lower slave like like wages to workers coming here from the EU.....try turning that one around quickly .....the firststep is BREXIT ..the next is to get companies to pay their way (not the taxpayers) ...and we need many of the so called international companies to pay their taxes...why have we been so weak.....?....:rolleyes:

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11 hours ago, South Lorne said:

...the problem was Brown and new LIEBOUR who introduced tax credits to support companies by subsidising their low paid workers whereby they do not need to pay them proper living wages without such "benefits" ..we turned into a communist state for the benefit of the unacceptable faces of capitalism ...what an unusual partnership ....and the same companies voted "remain" to continue offering the same and lower slave like like wages to workers coming here from the EU.....try turning that one around quickly .....the firststep is BREXIT ..the next is to get companies to pay their way (not the taxpayers) ...and we need many of the so called international companies to pay their taxes...why have we been so weak.....?....:rolleyes:

We've been manipulated. When you look at the architects of New Labour, people like Mandleson, you recognise that they specialise in the art of manipulating people. The person who excelled in these techniques, and who they copied, was Bill Clinton.

BREXIT is the first step, but my fear is that it was orchestrated by some very shadowy people in the City and non-doms. 

I'm still of the mind that only some kind of public revolution will finally secure our country.

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