Wednesday, March 5, 2008

74% of White UK Citizens believe they are unable to afford homes in their home town!

White working class 'voiceless'

Shock survey commissioned by Newsnight reveals that 80% of the white working classes say that people like them can no longer afford to buy homes in the area they live along with 68% (another significant majority) of middle class people who also believe they have been priced out of their local housing market.

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21 thoughts on “74% of White UK Citizens believe they are unable to afford homes in their home town!

  • yeah, but to be fair, 80% of what the white working classes say comes straight out of the DE and is, quite frankly, misguided BS.

    House prices are stupidly overpriced. Everyone is getting priced out, starting with those at the bottom. The non-white working class have probably had it worst, but i don’t remember that survey.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Yer, and 80% of black working class can’t afford either, why is this a race issue all of a sudden?

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  • Not sure what you mean by DE inbreda?

    The white working class that are working are as poor as anyone else.

    If by pointing out that they are white they are saying something vague and jingoistic about birthrights (I didn’t watch the programme) then they are simply attempting to appeal to lowest common denominator sensibilities.

    Whites make up 92% of the population in the UK in 2007. That’s not democratic programming, that’s mob TV. If all TV followed that format it’d bigoted opinion dressed up as fact interspersed with soft porn. Oh hang on …

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  • “Populus interviewed a random sample of 1,012 white British adults aged 18+ by telephone between 29th February and 2nd March 2008”

    They asked 1,012 people last weekend ????????????

    By phone .

    And they said they were white .

    Lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllll l

    Now that’s a good survey :-)))))))

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  • WTF has white got to do with it?

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  • p4ac – If you read the article it’s mostly not about housing. The overall point is about white working classes feeling under-represented and generally ignored.

    Of course race has little to do with housing affordability. Some ethnic minorities are disproportionately present in London where housing shortages are particularly acute; on the other hand the large Desi population in Yorkshire (e.g. Bradford, Keighley, Dewsbury) probably finds housing more affordable. Some racial groups do well in their careers, such as Indian doctors, which obviously helps with affordability. In general though race doesn’t affect housing affordability.

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  • All of these comments are valid, but as with the referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon, the ‘common’ person, of whatever race, creed, religion will have to be represented by those who have the connections/ power to influence through the media. It would be interesting to see which of the political parties is behind the funding of this little piece of BS TV/ media ramblings – I bet it isn’t the BNP. My personal leaning is towards NuLibor, in an attempt to gain the trust of what used to be its support base – the bankers and foreign nationals wouldn’t be happy, but this is all speculation on my part.

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  • uncle chris says:

    A recent report by the Commission for Racial Equality (not the Daily Express Inbreda) gave the extent of ‘white flight’ within the UK. With 25% of the UK population (some 15 million people) wanting to live in white-only areas (their figures not mine), it’s no surprise that some areas are experiencing over demand as the indigenous population relocates, whilst others are being deserted. I know of at least 5 families who have relocated to my local area – most from London – and all of them gave immigration and crime as the main reasons for the move.

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  • Mikelivingstone says:

    Clearly a case of the ill informed media and certain sections of society trying to cast the country’s woes onto minorities.

    Past HPI and the current crash have nothing to do with race and everything to do with economics.

    I fully expect to see property fall back to 1999/2000 prices. However, I sincerely hope the UK doesn’t regress back to the 1970s – For one we couldn’t face the repeats of Love Thy Neighbour and Mind Your Language, but other aspects were evenmore disturbing.

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  • voiceofreason says:

    Funny thing is that immigration (to keep wage inflation artificially low) has been one of the defining features of New Labour.

    Yet I don’t remember it being a manifesto pledge at all.

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  • Lets stick to the figures, I don’t give a sh!t what colour these people are.

    It is fantastic to see such figures making the news, in fact this should be a headline in itself.

    So the Working class can’t afford a home (Lets face it even ethnic working classes get paid the same).
    FTBers can’t get 100%/125% mortgages any more (On my gawd, they are going to have to save for something!! Ludicrous concept!!!).
    BTLers need 25% deposit and with some lenders a model that show the rent covering the loan repayments.
    Rich domiciles are packing up and going home due to Gordie’s new tax reforms.

    So the only people who can now buy a home are people who already own one or people with substantial cash deposits.

    Despite what the media tell us not everyone who owns a family home wants a second investment home.

    I have a large cash deposit which I have saved hard for, those others in my position that have also saved hard for their cash deposits (i.e.. not been given it or inherited it) are clued up enough not to enter this hyper-inflated housing market.

    So the question is, who is buying property anymore? Bring on the crash.

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  • VoR – if it had been in the manifesto they wouldn’t have achieved it.

    Political manifesto, roughly translated, does mean “stuff what sounds good, but we’ve got no acvtual intentions of doing nuffink about”, doesn’t it?

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  • it_is_going_with_a_bang says:

    I would like to know where the other 20% of the working class thought they could afford to buy a home?

    Where did they do the survey??? Because I’m having a hard time working out where that 20% may have been.

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  • it_is_going_with_a_bang says:

    … and as far as the jobs go it’s a ‘no brainer’ that the working class would feel more uneasy about immigration. I would think that most jobs that are taken up by immigrants would initially be ‘working class’ jobs.

    I have to say though, I really don’t like the phrase “working class” – it’s a load of bullsh*t.
    I thought this country had moved on from that sort of mindset. Clearly the BBC thinks otherwise.

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  • I agree working class is an anachronism (that can be the Word Of The Day if you like). Everyone works don’t they? (apart from Private Equity Brokers).

    ‘Blue collar’ and ‘white collar’ is far more accurate a term. The BBC are a bunch of rather lazy, not-especially-bright, upper middle class arts graduates so its no surprise that they’d re-use outdated concepts thinking that their use of it is somehow ‘ironic’, when the correct term is ‘moronic’.

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  • also sold to rent says:

    I like the phase working class. To me it means you grew up in a council house, didn’t go to university, probably work with your hands rather than your brain and don’t speak like a BBC news presenter. I also think I’m one of the 20% of working class people who could buy a house if they were mad enough. And Blue and White collar is completely different to class, it’s just work, class is your mindset. Where would Alan Sugar fit into all this?

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  • Why is this nation obsessed with “Class”?? Go to places like Canada and Australia and they couldn’t give a monkeys what job you do, which school you went to or what bloodline you come from.

    A xenaphobic society if ever there was one.

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  • Rental John says:

    White working class male hetrosexuals seem to be the only people you can now discriminate against – or am I wrong? Don’t see Insurance4blokesonly on the TV, or hetrosexual pride marches. But perhaps things will change when they become an ethnic minority?

    Notice I use ‘they’…..but I am white, consider myself a worker, a male (I think?) and butter my bread on one side……and proud of it. Some of these are genetic some are through personal choice, and some – well – an accident of birth?

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  • I’d actually like to complain about the headline that the BBC used – without wanting to seem overly PC – how do I do it? Is it Press complaints?

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  • It’s good to see that some people (inbreda excluded) can see beyond the term white and see the statistics for what they are i.e. 3/4 of the population (property developers and BTL excluded) actually think that house prices are a)unaffordable and b) unsustainable on a normal income.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    “p4ac – If you read the article it’s mostly not about housing. The overall point is about white working classes feeling under-represented and generally ignored”

    Well, I think that you will find that true of Black and ethnic minorities, to a greater extent, particularly those outside of their communities in London and places like that. Let this website not be a platform for the fascism that is often bred by poor economic performance.

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