It’s not bad policy, but it isn’t obvious why one group is deserving of so much more support than the other.
Posts Tagged: housing crisis
Ryan Bourne: The Government is wrong to end no fault eviction. The change will mean fewer landlords and renter homes.
It’s the worst form of gesture politics in practice – that substitutes for the urgent need for more housing.
Robert Halfon: I’m as disappointed as anyone by parties in Number Ten. But they’re not the sole reason for our polling woes.
With petrol at an all-time high and energy bill rising, among other cost-of-living issues, is it any wonder the public are losing faith?
Green arguments against having children seem pointless when economic conditions have made it near impossible.
The Party likes to pretend the housing crisis is a demand-side problem. Do they really mean to fix it by pricing people out altogether?
A powerful coalition of the comfortably-off want to freeze this country in aspic. Ministers must resist them.
They can increase housing supply, save the government further spending, and show key workers that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Alex Morton: We need to boost our brownfield developments. But that doesn’t mean a zero greenfield approach.
One of the more seductive myths in the housing debate is that there is enough brownfield land to satisfy our building needs.
Emily Carver: Young people overwhelmingly think socialism is a good idea. Access to capital is the only way to change that.
Their idealism over this ideology is fairly superficial. Even so, Conservatives must do more to reverse the trend.
Sooner or later this problem is going to hit the Tories – hard – due to the demographics the party needs to attract at the next election.
Bob Seely is wrong – building more homes is not just about ‘local people’.
Neil Stock: The planning system is a socialist construct. It desperately needs updating for the modern age.
The legislation introduced by the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 is still remarkably unchanged to this day.
It is nonsense to suggest that ‘levelling up’ demands misdirecting building targets to places where housing is already affordable.
I love my new flat. But I’m also sick of moving. We renters need a Greta Thunberg of the housing crisis.
MPs seem to think ‘it doesn’t affect me, so I’ll think about it later’ when they hear complaints from Generation Rent.
Robert Halfon: The Conservatives were the party of affordable and social housing – and must be again
This government should not be afraid to fix the rules that are currently breaking our country’s housing market.