The anti-business, anti-private property trajectory is doing it just as much damage – as exemplified in the field of housing and rent.
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Both the Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House set a sorry example to the nation yesterday.
If anti-private landlord agendas are allowed to shape Government policy, things will only get worse for them and for their tenants alike.
Free market competition has delivered a huge boost in incomes – including to the poorest on the planet. Championing it must be a core Conservative value.
Unfair tax increases and restrictions will reduce the housing supply and make homelessness worse.
We need to make it clear that not just harassment and using prostitutes but sexist jokes and extra-marital affairs are completely unacceptable.
The prime objective is to get more houses built – copying Labour’s attacks on foreign investors would make matters worse.
A better way forward is to boost the range available in the private rented sector by an increase in the Local Housing Allowance.
Rosalind Beck: Ministers are not just adopting, but even extending, parts of the Left’s agenda on housing
The Government needs to see the private rented sector as part of the solution rather than the problem.
Labour MP Sarah Champion is brave to speak out. Now research is needed to find out more by speaking to the victims.