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Opinion: Boosting housing supply

The Conservatives’ proposal to resuscitate the Right to Buy through increasing discounts appears to be an attempt to bask in some of Mrs Thatcher’s reflected glory. Unlike the 1980s version, though, Mr Cameron and Mr Shapps are emphasizing that each property sold will be matched with a newly built property at “affordable” rent. This is an attempt to head off criticisms that the Right to Buy reduces the supply of “social” housing. So, it would appear, this initiative could lead to a net increase in the housing stock.

Of course, things are never as they first appear. It is not yet …

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  • User AvatarChristian 18th Sep - 9:42pm
    This seemed like a mad idea a week ago. Now it seems like genius
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 18th Sep - 9:39pm
    "The Land" reminds us of our Liberal history and traditions. There may well be people who voted loyally with their parties in ways we oppose,...
  • User Avatarfrankie 18th Sep - 9:36pm
    David, At the end there will be only two routes, revoke or leave without a deal. No harm getting there first, tagging along just makes...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 18th Sep - 9:36pm
    frankie: indeed. Some people here seem to think that if we play by Marquess of Queensberry rules, then our opponents will somehow be inspired to...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 18th Sep - 9:09pm
    I see in breaking news in the Guardian that Caroline Lucas has come out strongly against the revoke policy. In my opinion she makes a...
  • User Avatarfrankie 18th Sep - 8:51pm
    Perhaps we need a word for those Liberal Democrats that long championed revoke, I'm happy to be called a Jenniest.
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