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    With the current shortage of affordable housing,looks like abit of an own goal here by the Tories ?

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      I'm completely baffled as to how they think this will win them more votes than they will lose.
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      With the current shortage of affordable housing,looks like abit of an own goal here by the Tories ?
      Permanent shortage more like. The Property Ladder as a concept is dead in the water in the UK, Buy a nondescript so-so house for half a million quid with your partner, split up shortly after, end up funding some chancer's pension via their buy-to-let. Wouldn't happen in Germany.
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      Surely it doesn't change the shortage one way or the other. There are the same number of houses and the same number of people wanting them. Just different ownership. And just possibly some extra money available to meet the target of building 400,000 new houses in 5 years?
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      With the current shortage of affordable housing,looks like abit of an own goal here by the Tories ?
      It is a Thatcherite strategy aimed at the "I'm alright Jack" sector of the working class electorate. Election bribes will often fool voters who don't realise the long term consequences.
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      Reinforcement of one of the worst ever UK government policies. Nice one Dave.
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      Are people taking stupidity pills on here today or something
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      Is this one of their policies that they have shown how they will fund it? Or is it another one of the 'well we made savings last time and we think we can do it again although we're not going to tell you where' strategies.

      Maybe the very people that are living in some of these housing association properties are going to be the very first ones to face the wrath of the deep cut in welfare and public services that the Tories are going to make.
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      Help to buy, right to buy, £1 billion stamp duty away, relaxing building rules on energy efficiency. What's next, why not reintroduce tax relief on mortgages, when will the meddling end?
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      Surely it doesn't change the shortage one way or the other. There are the same number of houses and the same number of people wanting them. Just different ownership. And just possibly some extra money available to meet the target of building 400,000 new houses in 5 years?
      What extra money? The money they get from flogging off houses at discounted prices, paying for new houses at full price which will then also be flogged off at a discount - with no more rent revenue coming in from them once they are sold, ever?

      Flogging off the family silver always was a desperate, short term policy.
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      Glad to see NSC, thus far, see this idea as a last desperate act of neoliberalism. The Tories really are having a 'mare of a campaign. This following on from their inheritance tax bribe. It's quite delicious to observe.

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