“most first year politics students know”
Sceptical Meerkat

Haha, I don’t think we disagree at all after all.

I agree that immigration is probably the biggest cause of the housing crisis. I’m not saying immigration is either good or bad, but what I am saying is that just to maintain housing stock at current levels, we need new homes for 300,000 every year.

It amuses me a lot that many of my most left wing acquaintances are fanatically open borders yet complain they’re living two to a room in six bed houseshares.

I don’t think there’s any easy answer to the housing crisis, but I do know that under a one person, one vote system, the more we lock an increasing percentage of people out of the property market, the more likely they are to vote for radical redistribution.

The beautiful irony, of course, is that Corbynism is a very middle class rebellion, full of people who want nice, middle class houses and well paid jobs but feel locked out of the market. This in The Economist sums it up nicely:

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