Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

Michael Stott, Robert Shrimsley and Tim Bale discuss Labour’s gambit on housing, Cameron’s new found passion, and the Lib Dem strategy for persuading voters that it’s the best coalition partner as the election stalemate continues.


Despite multiple election pledges, neither Labour nor the Conservatives are anywhere near becoming the undisputed party of housing. To do that they would have to reform Britain’s old-fashioned laws on planning an land use, the one structural rigidity that Margaret Thatcher never smashed open.