Evening Standard: Corbynmania is all about high housing costs

In the Standard today, on the issue driving middle-class discontent: Housing is an intractable problem because the Tories don’t want rural development, which upsets their Nimby supporters, and Labour are pro-immigration but unwilling to accept that four million new residents means four million new residencies, and that building them is not easy on an already crowded island. When it suits neither major party to accept a cause or a solution, you have problems. Read it there

I didn’t want to be in the Peter Pan generation

I didn’t want to be in the Peter Pan generation

If you’re reading this and are between the ages of 25 and 39 there’s a one-in-three chance you have much older flatmates who you call Mum and Dad, according to a new report that talks of a “Peter Pan generation” living a perpetually childlike life. It’s a sad comedown for the cohort that once had the rebelliously sexy name of Generation X but who these days are attracted back home to mum’s cooking (and cleaning and general drudgery), and who… Read on