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Telegraph | News | Councils may be allowed to stop sales of second homes

Councils in picturesque rural areas such as the South West, north Norfolk and the Lake District would get a veto over houses being bought up as second homes under proposals made by a Government commission yesterday.

They don't want Townies, or even worse Darkies, coming down to their parts exciting the women and stealing the sheep, or the other way around. So in a meaningless geasture they are happy to trash a thousand years of property rights, the most basic underpinning of a free and prosperous society, to gratify their Nimby bigots.

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While this both depresses and angers me (as does almost everything cooked up by that bunch of cretins in Whitehall these days), I have the fullest confidence in the inginuity of both aspirant townies and wily rural types to find ways of circumventing this invidious idea.

In the time it took to read the article I'd already thought of a couple of ways to confound the interfereing pecksnits. Since I'm not the brightest light on the Christmas tree, I'm sure the other 64.999 million Brits can come up with some even more ingenious tricks.

RM

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