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Pointless. Tories will just sell them off again. 

Sorry, but whenever labour spends money on a public asset, tories subsequently  pocket it.

You have to make the system work without government being involved...

 

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Pointless. Tories will just sell them off again. 

Sorry, but whenever labour spends money on a public asset, tories subsequently  pocket it.

You have to make the system work without government being involved...

 

The thing is the housing crisis is one of the government's making. Nothing to do with the disposal of council houses but rather the lack of private construction, the local community levies, the requirement to build social housing all just pile cost over cost onto the delivery to market of new housing. 

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Pointless. Tories will just sell them off again. 

Sorry, but whenever labour spends money on a public asset, tories subsequently  pocket it.

You have to make the system work without government being involved...

 

NuLabour tried the quango route with ALMO's, but you ended up with the worst of both worlds.  Private price gouging and no accountability - Grenfell

You can make the system work by not having the Tories - 2 GEs will kill off half their elderly base, and they aren't doing any favours to the new generation. The new political landscape could be Labour / Green / Lib Dem.

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The thing is the housing crisis is one of the government's making. Nothing to do with the disposal of council houses but rather the lack of private construction, the local community levies, the requirement to build social housing all just pile cost over cost onto the delivery to market of new housing. 

Thatcher sold off the housing to get votes. Now a shortage. 

Can't say thats nothing to do with it. 

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Thatcher sold off the housing to get votes. Now a shortage. 

Can't say thats nothing to do with it. 

Talk me though how selling a fixed asset created a shortage? A house changes ownership. There's still the same number of houses. Obviously I'm intellectually impotent (according to MSI lol) so you'll need to explain with crayons. 

It was actually Labour's idea - in their manifesto so let's not get too crazy and Tory bash otherwise people will think you've an axe to grind. 

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Talk me though how selling a fixed asset created a shortage? A house changes ownership. There's still the same number of houses. Obviously I'm intellectually impotent (according to MSI lol) so you'll need to explain with crayons. 

It was actually Labour's idea - in their manifesto so let's not get too crazy and Tory bash otherwise people will think you've an axe to grind. 

Most people's beef with it is that the Tories did it for political gain, not in the best interests of the country. They turned state assets into votes. They handed over the houses to the private market then continued to pay private landlords money to house people.

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Most people's beef with it is that the Tories did it for political gain, not in the best interests of the country. They turned state assets into votes. They handed over the houses to the private market then continued to pay private landlords money to house people.

I get the emotions but really most people bought their council houses and continued to live in them. Both of my grandparents lived in theirs all their lives. They weren't especially nice, and not that well built but functional and basic. 

The real issue is that building never kept pace with population growth and there's the supply of cheap and easy credit to add to the mix. What is light on comment on this site is the Housing Act 1988 that removed protected tenancies. 

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The Tories have always been an embarrassment to the UK.

The party will be finished very soon though. 

They haven't and they wont. Churhcill and Thatcher are arguably the greatest leaders we've had in terms of their achievements, political standing on the world stage and changes effected under their leadership.

The Conservative Party is the most successful political party of any democratic country in the world over the last two hundred years. They will never be finished. Even if they lost the next election it would take a long period in the wilderness for them to lose this record. 

Underestimate them at your peril. Finished they are not. 

They've delivered the only two female Prime Minsters and I expect them to deliver the first non-white PM too. 

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NuLabour tried the quango route with ALMO's, but you ended up with the worst of both worlds.  Private price gouging and no accountability - Grenfell

You can make the system work by not having the Tories - 2 GEs will kill off half their elderly base, and they aren't doing any favours to the new generation. The new political landscape could be Labour / Green / Lib Dem.

The only problem with this Christmas list is that people tend to track to the right of the poltiical spectrum as they age. Today's blue-rinse brigade will die off but there's a tonne of boomers and generation Xs following them and all the way down. 

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It's beautiful in graphs. 

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FTB's are now to compete with councils as well as speculators/ landlords.

House-building monopolist becomes landlord.

Party that ended home-ownership now collects victims equity/savings as rent.

Labour returns proletariate to their proper place as per Leninist doctrine.

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The only problem with this Christmas list is that people tend to track to the right of the poltiical spectrum as they age. Today's blue-rinse brigade will die off but there's a tonne of boomers and generation Xs following them and all the way down. 

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It's beautiful in graphs. 

 

No, it really isn't.

 

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