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Tony Blair – builder of the housing crisis

The chart below shows clearly how Tony Blair’s administration oversaw house prices racing away from earnings. He didn’t recognise the need for council housing, and did not restart the building programme stopped by Margaret Thatcher. How dare he criticise the … Continue reading

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Why we need more council houses

The chart below shows the income distribution in the UK (latest figures available from government statistics) and the corresponding amount that you can borrow if you have a 10% deposit (using the Halifax building society mortgage calculator). Two thirds of … Continue reading

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A tale of housing exploitation, but with a hopeful ending.

Here is a tale of the exploitation, told from the point of view of a young single girl trying to find a home…. but it has a hopeful ending.    

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