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Started by Gotout on Apr 19, 2018 11:54:37 AM
Could Labour really fix the housing shortage?
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mingmong - 19 Apr 2018 16:21:41 (#22 of 54)

I will try and reeducate myself, TRaney, so I can only think of policies that hurt the weakest 20% in future

thisonehasalittlehat - 19 Apr 2018 16:23:08 (#23 of 54)

High inflation would fix the hosting market. It would make borrowing expensive reducing the demand that drives up prices and lead to wage inflation allowing wages to catch up with prices. Innit.

thisonehasalittlehat - 19 Apr 2018 16:23:50 (#24 of 54)

Alternatively: depopulation

mingmong - 19 Apr 2018 16:24:46 (#25 of 54)

I don't know why my idea of Black Death was so unpopular.

At least it isn't focussed on any convenient target groups

rgtstoppedcounting - 19 Apr 2018 16:26:33 (#26 of 54)

But this would screw a lot of people

Not overnight though, plenty of time to adjust.

SheikYerbouti - 19 Apr 2018 16:46:02 (#27 of 54)

A rapid fall in house prices will screw a lot of people, but a few years of stagnation wouldn't. That's probably the best we can hope for.

Gotout - 19 Apr 2018 16:51:29 (#28 of 54)

A more radical strategy would be compulsory purchase of residential property in the Capital held by non-UK citizens

Not only property but land throughout the country which has been bought up by shell companies as 'investments'. Let's also have councils given low cost loans and allowed to build council houses which are owned and controlled by local authorities and not some pseudo charity.

rgtstoppedcounting - 19 Apr 2018 16:53:11 (#29 of 54)

Chuck out the forrins!

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Gotout - 19 Apr 2018 17:05:55 (#31 of 54)

Chuck out the forrins!

If that means the Russian billionaires who use questionable money to buy up mansions which are then uninhabited then you might have a point.

TheVoiceOfReason - 19 Apr 2018 17:06:42 (#32 of 54)

They did it in 1945, could they do it again?

Do we really want mass clearances of existing communities, countryside concreted over for New Towns and lots of shoddy tower blocks built? Maybe we do.

mingmong - 19 Apr 2018 17:09:36 (#33 of 54)

<shakes head sadly at once esteemed poster mingmong gone the way of Col2000>

Well, it just so happens that I'm right and you're wrong TRaney. And that suits us both, I think. You'll get used to it ;)

Shadrack22 - 19 Apr 2018 17:13:43 (#34 of 54)

It’s like Rhinoceros by Ionesco.

Tagyourit - 19 Apr 2018 17:15:28 (#35 of 54)

A more radical strategy would be compulsory purchase of residential property in the Capital held by non-UK citizen

Sadly, all that would do would enrich lawyers and tie up government time in costly and lengthy court cases.

I liked your other suggestions though, a mansion and second home tax wouldn't go amiss though with the mansion tax one might be better off pitching it relative to local house prices rather than a flat 500k.

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Brunothecat - 19 Apr 2018 18:15:39 (#37 of 54)

20% of all bottoms is a lot of persecution. You disgust me.

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AdrianNTierney - 19 Apr 2018 19:16:53 (#39 of 54)

What would Labour do?

That's an easy question, and the answer's rather obvious. To wit: build 100 Grenfell Towers, naturally.

mingmong - 19 Apr 2018 19:17:36 (#40 of 54)

and put TRaney in the gulag

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