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This government can’t be trusted on housing

New schemes are meant to distract attention from falling London property prices

By Danny Dorling  

File photo dated 29/9/2016 of new homes being built, as the first wave of garden villages planned to create tens of thousands of new homes in England has been given the go-ahead.

Government announcements made in early January are almost always designed to fill a news vacuum. They are planned in December and those writing the announcements know that they can be bland. There is little other news to report. Old news can be recycled. More importantly a story can be laid down in anticipation of…

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