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    (Original post by ChildOfTony)
    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.
    More houses including conversion of empty buildings is the major part, but underused or empty houses being occupied can play a part in resolving the housing crisis.
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    (Original post by ChildOfTony)
    Blame the abstainers
    I blame the very low activity at tge time
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    More houses including conversion of empty buildings is the major part, but underused or empty houses being occupied can play a part in resolving the housing crisis.
    Or just build 5 million houses it would drop the price per home to under £100,000 in many areas
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    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.
    Have national government control long distance routes, local routes done regionally (yay for federalisation).

    Also I'd look to convert these rail companies into being 50% state/regionally owned, 50% consumer cooperative. Buying a railcard makes you an shareholder (20% ticket discounts for a new standard railcard for anyone, 40% discount for the existing ones - 18-25, OAP's, family/group, etc). Railcard holders get a say in how it is run, government only has to spend half of all costs/investment. I don't have a clue how viable it is, it's just an idea that randomly came to me.. I'll probably do some proper research in the summer.
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    (Original post by ChildOfTony)
    Or just build 5 million houses it would drop the price per home to under £100,000 in many areas
    I have a feeling banning second homes would be a slightly cheaper method
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    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.
    Local authority for Cornwall and Devon? I'm pretty sure we went for separate authorities for separate counties.

    So you essentially favour publicly-owned franchises, which would be a more logical way to run things than by county?
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    (Original post by cBay)
    I have a feeling banning second homes would be a slightly cheaper method
    And penalising successful people or someone who's paid for homes for their children- for when they move out. Another way to decrease the demand is to reduce immigration, as a country we are over capacity i welcome immigration but our ideal population is 50-55 million
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Local authority for Cornwall and Devon? I'm pretty sure we went for separate authorities for separate counties.

    So you essentially favour publicly-owned franchises, which would be a more logical way to run things than by county?
    I couldn't find the Act- if Cornwall is a separate county it would be best to have them run rail in Cornwall.

    Local authority management means a chance of a more integrated transport system. It's not a franchise necessarily. London Underground and TfL are part of the London Mayor's responsibility, and have been far more successful than transport authorities outside London, in part because of things such as an integrated ticket system (Oyster cards).
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    (Original post by cBay)
    I have a feeling banning second homes would be a slightly cheaper method
    Only a contribution in my view but welcome, even if not in all circumstances.
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    (Original post by ChildOfTony)
    And penalising successful people or someone who's paid for homes for their children- for when they move out. Another way to decrease the demand is to reduce immigration, as a country we are over capacity i welcome immigration but our ideal population is 50-55 million
    A home for a child is an occupied one all year round. Bank of mum and dad bought home is not a second home in the sense most people understand,
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I couldn't find the Act- if Cornwall is a separate county it would be best to have them run rail in Cornwall.

    Local authority management means a chance of a more integrated transport system. It's not a franchise necessarily. London Underground and TfL are part of the London Mayor's responsibility, and have been far more successful than transport authorities outside London, in part because of things such as an integrated ticket system (Oyster cards).
    I've worded this badly, but what I mean is that the franchise boundaries are far more logical boundaries to use for your local bodies than county boundaries, given most railway lines cross county lines. London is kind of the exception because it is a hub. Very few other railway lines could work in a similar way, with Merseyrail being the only other example that leaps to mind.

    Scotland (ScotRail) and Wales & Borders (Arriva Trains Wales) could be devolved however should we so wish.
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Have national government control long distance routes, local routes done regionally (yay for federalisation).

    Also I'd look to convert these rail companies into being 50% state/regionally owned, 50% consumer cooperative. Buying a railcard makes you an shareholder (20% ticket discounts for a new standard railcard for anyone, 40% discount for the existing ones - 18-25, OAP's, family/group, etc). Railcard holders get a say in how it is run, government only has to spend half of all costs/investment. I don't have a clue how viable it is, it's just an idea that randomly came to me.. I'll probably do some proper research in the summer.
    Mutualism is an idea. Most important to me is that there is proper accountability and as much as possible, the Network Rail/Private Train Owner/Private Train Operator regime is avoided.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    A home for a child is an occupied one all year round. Bank of mum and dad bought home is not a second home in the sense most people understand,
    No, I do not believe you have grasped what I have said

    Lets say I win the Euro Millions and i have

    Home one- paid for
    Paid for house for child one
    Paid for house for child two

    You will not be able to buy the house in the name of a 10 year old
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Mutualism is an idea. Most important to me is that there is proper accountability and as much as possible, the Network Rail/Private Train Owner/Private Train Operator regime is avoided.
    I maintain that it's the Private Train Owner bit that is the real problem, not the Private Train Operator, yet it always seems to get overlooked when discussing railway nationalisation.
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    (Original post by ChildOfTony)
    No, I do not believe you have grasped what I have said

    Lets say I win the Euro Millions and i have

    Home one- paid for
    Paid for house for child one
    Paid for house for child two

    You will not be able to buy the house in the name of a 10 year old
    So buy it when they are old enough to live by themselves. A house isn't the same as gold, it shouldn't be kept when not needed just to make some extra money.

    Alternatively rent it out. Just don't leave it empty.
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Some very good looking manifestos!!

    Obvs UKIP is best so go vote for them!

    The full UKIP manifesto:
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    Force migrants to pay for the NHS?
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Force migrants to pay for the NHS?
    Huh?
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Huh?
    That is actually one of your policies?
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    That is actually one of your policies?
    Does it explicitly say that?
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    (Original post by nebelbon)
    Does it explicitly say that?
    Yes.
    "Force immigrants to pay medical care" (i.e. NHS) in Business & Economy.


    I'm surprised you don't know this, since it's your own manifesto.
 
 
 
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