Keir Starmer finally punches the Tories where it hurts
Housing is a big weak spot for the Conservatives
Sir Keir Starmer has shaken off his famed risk-aversion and started punching at the biggest, bluest, rawest Tory bruise of them all. ‘We want to make sure that many more houses are built and that the price comes down,’ he told the Times today. The tectonic plates of housing politics seem to be shifting at a speed not seen since Margaret Thatcher announced her Right To Buy policy, over forty years ago.
Claiming to be on the side of the ‘builders, not blockers’, Starmer said that the Tories had killed ‘the aspiration of homeowning for a whole generation’. He’s not wrong. Thirteen years of broken Conservative promises on building more housing have sent prices and rents to postwar highs, leaving an entire resentful generation of aspirant homeowners hung out to dry. The promise of having something to show for working hard and doing the right things in life has been broken — and the voices of the young have been ignored.
“Of course we need to build houses,” Janus-faced Tory MPs tell radio presenters, television audiences and young voters, all while doing everything in their substantial power to block housing — to keep their elderly homeowning voters happy….
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