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Why Britain needs a cross-party housing commission

Many have called for a cross-party approach to Brexit, but why stop there? Britain’s housing shortage is acute, and history proves that when parties work together on housebuilding, progress can be made

By Edward Douglas  

Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

It is easy to dismiss Theresa May’s recent calls for cross-party collaboration on policy as a cynical political ploy, and many commentators have. But what is undeniable is that the UK is facing critical challenges on Brexit, social care and housing. All of these require big solutions, and a minority government lacks the political capacity needed to reach them alone.

That’s why we have seen calls from Nicola Sturgeon, John Major and others for a cross-party commission on Brexit. Similarly, on social care,…

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