Is James Brokenshire the man to fix the housing crisis?

At the i “Housing” was only added to the department title in January this year, reflecting how acute the problem has got. In March the Prime Minister described the housing system as “broken”, a belated recognition by the Tories that spiralling costs are not only causing homelessness, stifling economic growth, and even preventing people from having families, but also destroying the party’s support among the under-40s. Since 1997 house prices have increased 259 per cent while earnings have gone… Read on

How much is immigration to blame for the housing crisis?

At the Spectator I’m never going to be able to own my home, that’s why I’ll vote Labour; also the Tories are horrible to immigrants and they don’t think animals are alive or something, my friend Molly shared it on Facebook. That’s basically the crux of the argument I’m hearing, obviously a childish, reductio one, and I sense the frustration. I’ve argued before that house-building is an existential issue for the Tories and that we need to allow people… Read on