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Theresa May’s housing strategy simply won’t work—here’s why

The PM's speech on Monday served only to expose the confusion

By John McTernan  

Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire/PA Images

The one thing we know for sure about Theresa May’s housing policy, the subject of her speech to the National Planning Conference yesterday, is that it won’t work. Not at any level. For one thing it won’t increase volume of homes built in England. For another it won’t reduce house prices by a pound.

The reason isn’t that the speech was merely a re-announcement of existing government policy as set out in last year’s White…

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