May Laments Housing Crisis… Neglects to Mention ‘Root Cause’ Mass Migration

Efforts to tackle Britain’s housing crisis “will fail” as long as the government neglects to mention its “root cause”, mass migration, the Conservatives have been warned following Theresa May’s speech on housing.

In her speech to the National Planning Conference on Monday, the Prime Minister said economic division were being widened as a result of economic costs, describing the result as “a vicious circle from which most people can only escape with help from the bank of mum and dad”.

“Talking to voters during last year’s election campaign, it was clear that many people, particularly younger people, are angry about this,” she said.

“Angry that, regardless of how hard they work, they won’t be able to buy a place of their own. Angry when they’re forced to hand more and more of their wages to a landlord to whom their home is simply a business asset.

“They’re right to be angry,” said the Prime Minister, vowing to tackle the shortage.

But according to UKIP leader Gerard Batten, the Prime Minister “has her head in the sand”.

“It’s all well and good that May’s talking about the housing crisis, but until mass migration is curbed, the problem isn’t going away,” he said.

“Yes, we do have a massive problem in the housing market, but these plans no matter how radical to ramp up building programmes can never deal with the demand created by immigration.

“Unless the government are honest about this then nothing will ever change apart from our environment.”

As Breitbart London reported in December, the UK’s immigration policy watchdog said young people are “paying the price” for more than a decade of mass migration.

With a report which revealed that nine in ten new households are headed by migrants, Migration Watch UK said immigration was the “major component” fueling the heavy demand for housing.

On Sunday, the Grattan Institute, described as “one of Australia’s most respected” think tanks by The Guardian, warned the antipodean nation should consider cutting migration to preserve quality of life.

While the Institute’s John Daley said he was “very conscious of the politics surrounding population growth” and so “did not want to be seen to be calling for the migrant intake to be cut”,  he reported the think tank found that state governments were struggling to match population growth with housing stocks, according to the left-wing newspaper.


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