If you can’t afford a home, why vote Tory?

At the Spectator Back in the 90s and even early noughties it was a cliché that middle-class English people used to talk about house prices at dinner parties. That hasn’t been the case for a good decade, if my social circles are any indicators; it would be like bringing up interesting anecdotes of people we know discovering they have cancer. For years a handful of miserablists, such as our own Nick Cohen, have been warning that housing inflation is… Read on

One solution to the housing shortage – build on Hampstead Heath

From Spectator blogs If I was going to measure possible reasons to desert the Tories at the next election, and I can think of a couple, plans to concrete over the countryside would score pretty highly. As a theoretical idea about something happening miles away from my home it almost makes me want to write letters to the Telegraph; if it were in my backyard I’d be shaking my fist at passing traffic or whatever people in the… Read on