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Corbyn’s “municipal socialism” offers a welcome new approach on housing—but will it be enough?

Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan are just two of the figures backing new proposals following the collapse of the Haringey Development Vehicle. But to really tackle the country's housing crisis, we'll have to build

By Owen Hatherley  

The Haringey Development Vehicle proposal is quashed. So what comes next? Photo: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.

It’s a general rule that when Conservatives are in power, Labour controls the councils of most cities and metropolitan boroughs. Sometimes, they’ve used these as places to test ideas that they would hope to be able to then apply in government—from as far back as the London County Council under Herbert Morrison in the 1930s, whose mass council housing programme and nationalised, integrated transport system provided an outline of the sort…

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