Just why everyone is getting so exercised by the lack of truly affordable housing, is beyond me.
The truth is, we live in a capitalist society and that is one in which people and companies are out to make as much money for themselves, as possible.
One way to grow wealth and possibly the only way for the common working man at least, is to buy property or land.
And let's face it, the Government knows the economy depends on your wealth, whether perceived or real, to keep the economy going.
And through personal debt; if you feel you can afford it, you'll borrow more.
Given the above, just who exactly wants their house price to fall?
Nobody, I would suggest.
The increased demand for housing, partly caused and perpetuated by the fact that foreigners are buying property in London as an investment, together with the fact that the population has increased by about 3 million people over the last 10 or so years through unlimited immigration, is self-inflicted.
Coupled with the fact that wages have stagnated and indeed are continuously falling behind real inflation, also self-inflicted through the lack of organized labour and the unlimited supply of cheap labour from Europe, making it all but impossible for ordinary people to save for their own home, should come as no surprise therefore.
But none of the problems above are reason for the Government to intervene and somehow engineer an artificially lower price of private properties.
And I think you'll find that, as politicians are property owners too, no one is going to let that happen in any case.
However, don't be fooled that any new homes which are built, are for the masses.
The private sector is there to serve its own interests and that interest is profit.
By leaving it to the 'market' which everyone is wedded to, private building companies are simply seeking to continue building 'exclusive' or 'executive' developments', by definition on greenfield sites, for those that can afford; this gives the biggest financial return to them.
This simply means that those that can, chiefly white, middle class liberal types, can escape from areas which are being overwhelmed by immigrants.
It's called 'white flight' and it's a well-known and understood principle.
This exodus subsequently leaves behind cheaper property which is promptly taken by landlords and/or foreigners and so the cycle continues.
No doubt this is of course, ‘racist’ though.
Nonetheless, as we know and have written about before, the liberal p.c. brigade constantly bleat on about how much they love unlimited immigration and dribble on about how 'asylum seekers' make a contribution to society and we need them here; however, they don't personally want to live next door to them, let alone actually have to mingle with them.
After all, if nothing else this would adversely affect property prices in their area and thus be detrimental to their own wealth base.
Those with a slightly longer term memory than a goldfish, will recall that the provision of Municipal housing was afforded this country after the war, en masse.
But people not only bought in to the capitalist notion of buying their own home, they bought the vote-buying gimmick of Thatcher 'the milk snatcher' who sold off the Councils' houses in a fire sale and literally, bought them.
Hence now, instead of local Councils earning money from properties they own, saving the taxpayer money, they have to pay out extortionate rents to private landlords in order to house people which costs the taxpayer.
At a stroke, this also enabled the transfer of wealth from the public purse, to the private wallet.
Apparently though, people do want what they get, by way of capitalism.
Ironically though, some of the same people now bemoaning the fact they can't afford a house are the very same people that apparently rave about capitalism and actively participate in the system; the perpetuation of which they also freely continue to vote for.
At least when it enriches them personally, that is.
So deal with it.