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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Hear hear.

    While we're on housing, I'd personally like to see much tighter restrictions being brought in on second homes. It's not fair that people are being priced out of their traditional, close-knit communities by people who don't even live there for half of the year.
    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    This is in the socialist manifesto.
    Only if they are empty- no suggestion as to how long, or whether or not weekend homes would be taxed.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Only if they are empty- no suggestion as to how long, or whether or not weekend homes would be taxed.
    oh, sorry, you're right, next time we'll include the full text of the proposed Bill in the manifesto :banghead:
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    Ban second homes :fuhrer:
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Ban second homes :fuhrer:
    I do tend to agree, but a tex would be more likely to pass
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    That relies on being in Government though. The only way the Greens could guarantee to stop it is repeal it, or possibly pass a motion, though that's still not binding on the Government
    Or write a bill to change or abolish the academy system as Labour have in the pipeline.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I do tend to agree, but a tex would be more likely to pass
    You are being especially liberal today Aph.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    I do tend to agree, but a tex would be more likely to pass
    fine, ban third homes instead
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    You are being especially liberal today Aph.
    I see no reason why some people should be allowed multiple houses when others don't even have one.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Only if they are empty- no suggestion as to how long, or whether or not weekend homes would be taxed.
    Empty for more than 3 months of the year would be a good limit, I think.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Empty for more than 3 months of the year would be a good limit, I think.
    This was a good bill on the topic, if I do say so myself
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    If banning second homes is too extreme then maybe banning second mortgages would be more agreeable...
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    Failed because there was an equal number of ayes and nays. Wish I'd been around then to vote aye.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Failed because there was an equal number of ayes and nays. Wish I'd been around then to vote aye.
    You have no idea how painful it was to see that fail.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Failed because there was an equal number of ayes and nays. Wish I'd been around then to vote aye.
    Perhaps a modified version to take account of the changes in the housing market since then could be presented to the new Parliament once it is in session.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Or write a bill to change or abolish the academy system as Labour have in the pipeline.
    I see the Greens' manifesto proposal has been taken seriously and welcome the support against forced conversion to academies that the Labour proposal implies.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Perhaps a modified version to take account of the changes in the housing market since then could be presented to the new Parliament once it is in session.
    Depends on the makeup of the house
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    (Original post by cBay)
    fine, ban third homes instead
    If someone can afford 3 or 4 homes why should they penalised for it? I dont personally see a problem if the person can afford it. To cure the housing crisis more houses can be built- the more built the lower the price will drop.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I see the Greens' manifesto proposal has been taken seriously and welcome the support against forced conversion to academies that the Labour proposal implies.
    Or a policy aimed at sorting out the mess of different school systems and moving to a compromise system.

    Given we have undevolved education in Wales ythough, I wonder whether Canon will force all Welsh schools to convert to academies? That is a question that perhaps ought to be addressed as well and that is one of the aims of our planned bill.
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    You have no idea how painful it was to see that fail.
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    The Greens proposal to bring railways back into public ownership, locally managed as much as possible, will enable the development of a much more reliable and comfortable railway. Locally managed means no return to the remoteness of decision making that was a feature of British Rail- the Welsh Assembly can control rail in Wales, Isle of Wight Council control that in the Isle of Wight, and the new local authority for Cornwall and Devon introduced in the last TSR parliament that for those areas.

    The ticketing system can be made simpler, and long term investment made.
 
 
 
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