Policies like Right to Buy and Starter Homes are steps in the right direction – but we still need to start building hundreds of thousands of new homes.
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The Conservative Manifesto’s commitment to garden cities where local people want them was a welcome demonstration of a willingness to provide housing supply.
Plus: Tories – too vague. UKIP – too specific. LibDems: what are they for? Why the polls could all be wrong. And: I win an award, and am baffled.
Graeme Archer: There’s only one party of wealth redistribution in Great Britain, and it isn’t Labour
Right to Buy is back, baby, And it’s magnificent.
“It’s a measure of how much the Conservatives have run out of new ideas… a poor cover version of one of Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s hits.”
After a positive pitch from Cameron that led on housing and employment, here is a fuller list of what the Tories are offering the public in May.
“What our manifesto is about is securing peoples’ future, giving them those opportunties at every stage of their life to have that security.”
The choice is between building lots of new homes in many places and lots of new homes in fewer places.
The Prime Minister’s focus on housing supply and on opportunities for the young are welcome. The extension of Help to Buy isn’t.
This government must empower and inspire today’s young to achieve under it what their parents did under Thatcher and Major.
As well as a mechanism for home ownership, the finances must be right, too.
Health spending – cut it. An Airport – nationalise it. Appoint a Business Minister – better make it one that likes Karl Marx.
Chris Walker: On housing, the ConHome manifesto offers the right diagnosis – but not all of the right answers
Why hammer the private rented sector so hard? The fundamental problem is supply. The fundamental solution should be to build, build and build.
Ownership first. A community-led planning system. New garden cities.
But intolerably high house prices now exclude ordinary people.