Conservative Council Houses

We are learning that the Conservatives plan that a new government will be helping local authorities to build more houses and be providing land and buildings for conversion at below market value. Housing would then be able to be purchased by tenants after 10 to 15 years and the realised monies reinvested in housing. Allegedly… Read more

The Leaked Labour Manifesto

The leaked Labour Manifesto is (for me at least) refreshingly radical. It suggests that they may have taken a leaf out of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. This is a book due to be published in November but rumour has it that Labour have help from the same Bernie Sanders’ team…. Read more

Calling it “Taxpayers’ money” creates bureaucracy

Everyone speaks of money as if the taxpayer created it and passed it across to the government, if not with outright hostility then certainly with great circumspection. But since the financial crisis we know that we spend first and tax later. Where otherwise, did that almost half a trillion of ‘Quantitative Easing’ come from? Was… Read more