Iain Dale is right - Ming's scheme does not add up
I hate to say it, but the points that Iain Dale makes in his blog about Ming Campbell's methods of allowing councils to build 1 million new homes do not add up or make sense. Also, to be honest, they don't all seem very liberal, except in the free market sense.
Not for one moment am I suggesting that we don't need the houses and I firmly support the principle of what Ming wants to achieve. With house prices in Norfolk set to reach ten times average salary levels here in 2030, there is no way any child of mine would be able to afford a house, and that is a crazy state of affairs.
Another solution needs to be found, more responsibility needs to be placed on developers and far from relaxing planning laws need to be strengthened to ensure that proper pressure can be placed on developers to ensure that affordable housing is build in much higher numbers.
I know Paul Walter disagrees with Iain Dale, but for the first time in my life, I'm having to side with the Tories.