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Prescott lies to push his plans

Telegraph | News | Charles knocks down Prescott's demolition plan

The Prince of Wales last night launched what was seen as an attack on Government plans to demolish up to 400,000 homes in the Midlands and the North.
He said it was wrong to demolish old buildings where they could be restored more economically....

His remarks, in a speech to the Institute of Chartered Accountants, follow those of Ringo Starr, who questioned the demolition of 20,000 homes in Merseyside, including his birthplace in Madryn Street, Toxteth....

Mr Prescott denied that Starr's birthplace was in the demolition zone - though it is. Yvette Cooper, the housing minister, insisted that such decisions were made locally, but in some cases demolition was the only realistic option.

"The vast majority of investment is going to refurbish homes as this can make a real difference to communities," she said. "However, some areas have tried refurbishment before and still homes are left empty and not enough people want to live there."

It became clear yesterday that Liverpool councillors had asked the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister several times to restore more homes instead of knocking them down.

I really don't understand Prescott's mad plans and determination to bulldoze thousands of homes, including many owned by people who are happy with their houses. Is it some Nulabour fixation with nuHouses for the exciting nu1960s?
And it comes to something when the only effective opposition is the voice of Thomas the Tank Engine (and former drummer of a popular Beat Combo) and His Royal Highness!

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"...still homes are left empty and not enough people want to live there."

Which people don't want to live there? People seeking accomodation in the free market, or people on council lists?

I ask the question as I know someone who wouldn't take council accomodation that wasn't new, so of course the council provided her with new accomodation. She should have been told where to go.

In the free market I see no shortage of people happy to take a variety of homes, new, old, modernised, and unrestored. Refelecting the free preferences of those people, with council accomodation it seems they demand what they think they can get away with and the stupid council acquiesce. Well it's not their money after all.

As for Prescott he's probably embarking on a "keep builders in work" campaign, but hasn't noticed there is in fact a shortage of builders. So the private citizen is paying to price him/herself out of the building market, with the government hogging the labour force.

after all.

As for Prescott he's probably embarking on a "keep builders in work" campaign, but hasn't noticed there is in fact a shortage of builders. So the private citizen is paying to price him/herself out of the building market, with the government hogging the labour force.

More likely wanting to give his soul mates the Poles 5 hr to build em??

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