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Islingtonites Bemoan Rural Housing Crisis

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Also, by concentrating Conservative votes in rural electorates, the Tories will kept out of office for years to come.

The way the current distribution of votes is skewed, Labour could get fewer overall votes than the Cons and still win the next election. The Tories will need a huge swing just to get into the driving seat in a hung parliament, let alone governing outright.

I wonder when the penny drops with Cameron that the demographic trends encouraged by Tory local authorities blocking house building is actually keeping him out of national office?

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I recently visited Dorset and won't be going back as young people are priced out there than more than anywhere else i reckon... so the place is pleasant but soulless.Towns such as Swanage are lifeless as hardly anyone under 60 seems to live there...All communities need a mixture of ages and classes of people.

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I believe this is what people call 'protecting the countryside': ensuring that only the rich can live there, and pushing the proles into the cities.

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Not rocket science, wonder what will be left in some of these regions.

http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/displayNode....;folderPk=79876

FIRMS HURT BY HOUSE PRICES

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11:40 - 19 July 2006

Firms are struggling to recruit enough staff because of the crippling cost of housing in the region, according to a new survey. More than half of South West employers - 54 per cent - reported that the availability and affordability of homes was now a major issue for their businesses.

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Employers say the large gap between average house prices and earnings in the region is damaging their competitiveness

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Not rocket science, wonder what will be left in some of these regions.

http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/displayNode....;folderPk=79876

FIRMS HURT BY HOUSE PRICES

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11:40 - 19 July 2006

Firms are struggling to recruit enough staff because of the crippling cost of housing in the region, according to a new survey. More than half of South West employers - 54 per cent - reported that the availability and affordability of homes was now a major issue for their businesses.

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Employers say the large gap between average house prices and earnings in the region is damaging their competitiveness

and yet we are accused of being doom-mongerers for wanting/predicting house prices at more realistic levels. HPI is a disease that is slowly throttling this country. An HPC will be painful medicine, but preferable to the slow death of a "soft landing"

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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