Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For anybody who thinks Right to Buy was/is a good policy
"Mark Jordan reports on the state of renting in the capital, exposing the squalor, revenge evictions and soaring costs now facing a generation priced out of the housing market." DM have spinned this as: "35 years after Maggie's visionary policy, Cameron pledges property dream will become reality for 1.3 million more families" If you watch the programme you'll see the abject misery caused by this "visionary" policy. The discounted properties sold under the original scheme have become so run down by the landlords, that local councils are now having to buy them back at market rate to make them habitable again. The DM doesn't mention that Maggie's other visionary policy was to force people to sell their houses to pay for [poor quality] elderly care. Disgusting.