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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLuc View Post
    Perhaps you overlooked his manifesto commitment to fund the building of lots more council housing
    He clearly has thought about it
    I have read the manifesto, which makes me wonder why, if Labour is going to build 200,000 new homes a year, it needs to steal a few hundred mythical properties from Chinese and Indian billionaires, who may well only exist in the minds of the editorial team of the London Evening Standard.

    I am currently reading the Noggin the Nog stories to my youngest grand daughter. I find them somewhat more plausible than the Labour party manifesto.

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    It needs to steal them because it is the party of theft.
    Those who voted Labour wish to take from the rich. And there is more that they wish.
    Core voters require punishments on those they hate to be met out.

    It is the party of Class War. Wealth hate not race hate.
    And just as I will side with black against white, I will also side with rich against poor.
    End this petty class war. It is malice. It is jealousy. It is hate.

    They will never rule here if they behave in such a manner. Power is not to be wielded in such a way.
    Walk softly. Tread lightly, do the good without the bad.
    Getting revenge? That cuts both ways.

    In socialism it is acceptable for the few to take a bullet for the greater good. In liberalism it is not. Find another solution in which no one else gets screwed.

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    If you own something, then it is up to you what you do with it. It's called private property.

    If Corbyn thinks he can force people to rent out their property against their wishes, then he is in for a shock.

    I wonder how many houses he has. I bet it is more than two!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWNUK View Post
    If you own something, then it is up to you what you do with it. It's called private property.
    There surely can't be that many, though, who could own an empty house in an area of great housing shortage, and sleep well at night.

    When Mrs D had the windfall of being left a house in London a few years ago, we converted it into flats. Sold one and kept one. It still didn't sit right, though - we were only ever using it once a month, on average. So we 'phoned around and found a charity who could use it at other times. Job done! (And we sold it earlier this year, so it's nothing to fret about any more anyway...)

    Quote Originally Posted by TWNUK View Post
    I wonder how many houses he has. I bet it is more than two!!
    He owns just the one house in Islington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baff View Post
    It needs to steal them because it is the party of theft.
    Those who voted Labour wish to take from the rich. And there is more that they wish.
    Core voters require punishments on those they hate to be met out.

    It is the party of Class War. Wealth hate not race hate.
    And just as I will side with black against white, I will also side with rich against poor.
    End this petty class war. It is malice. It is jealousy. It is hate.

    They will never rule here if they behave in such a manner. Power is not to be wielded in such a way.
    Walk softly. Tread lightly, do the good without the bad.
    Getting revenge? That cuts both ways.

    In socialism it is acceptable for the few to take a bullet for the greater good. In liberalism it is not. Find another solution in which no one else gets screwed.

    "It needs to steal them because it is the party of theft"


    Whereas the current Tory lot steal from the poor to give more to the rich
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    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    If you can't show better role model to me than those you hate so much for providing the same...
    What difference you?

    Two sides of the same coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Sinic View Post
    Thomas suggests that 59% of those polled, in some anonymous poll he has dredged up, agree with Corbyn's suggestion that empty London properties should be requisitioned or confiscated. This is of course disingenuous in the extreme. .
    How is that then major?

    It was a you gov poll , not some "anonymous " poll as you suggest , from 4 days ago.

    heres the link

    https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/875746994379255808

    As you well know you gov are a member of the british polling council and widely respected .
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    How is that then major?

    It was a you gov poll , not some "anonymous " poll as you suggest , from 4 days ago.

    heres the link

    https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/875746994379255808

    As you well know you gov are a member of the british polling council and widely respected .
    Shame you didn't reference it when you posted it then. Nevertheless the conclusion you drew from it was disingenuous to say the least.

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    Well it seems they have got new build flats in a luxury block on Ken High. I bet no-one expected that. Someone has been busy quietly and beneath the media radar. Good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T00ts View Post
    Well it seems they have got new build flats in a luxury block on Ken High. I bet no-one expected that. Someone has been busy quietly and beneath the media radar. Good!

    I bet those who have already paid an arm and a leg for one of these flats are delighted with their new neighbours
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