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Labour should practise what it preaches on housing Labour claim they will be radical, but on housing they stand for the status quo

Power in local government is particularly important to a political party that is in opposition nationally. For a start there is the impact on morale of council election results. Politicians can dismiss (or pretend to dismiss) opinion polls. Real elections cannot be so easily brushed aside. So local elections are taken, quite reasonably, as a […]

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The government is ignoring popular, easy fixes to the housing crisis The only way to fix the housing crisis is to make house building popular with local people

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Horrified passengers suddenly realize their boat has a leak. They frantically start to paddle it with their hands towards a distant shore. The engine and sail sit ignored and unused. Meanwhile, someone at the stern refuses to raise the anchor. Theresa May’s announcement of new housing policies today has something of that feel. No-one can […]

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