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Why council homes for the middle class is actually a progressive policy

Britain's housing market is broken. A mass council housebuilding project is the perfect solution

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Bevan’s idea of socially-mixed communities is worth revisiting. Photo: PA

This week’s landmark cross-party report on council and social housing brought a much-needed injection of reality into a housing debate that has spent decades fixated on homeownership and worthless wheezes designed to create new classes of “affordable” housing that aren’t actually affordable.

The report calls for three million new council and social housing units to be built over the next 20 years, outpacing the mass building programme that followed the second world war. The programme would address urgent housing…

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