Politicians of all stripes deserve the blame for maintaining a system that prevents houses from being built

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WHO could blame the construction companies protesting that outdated planning rules are blocking new homes for young people and putting 800,000 jobs at risk? In fact, many would.

Millions are against such a development.

Politicians of all stripes deserve the blame for maintaining a system that prevents houses from being built


Politicians of all stripes deserve the blame for maintaining a system that prevents houses from being builtCredit: Alamy

Oh, basically they’re all for it. Just not within miles of their own property.

These NIMBYs form a huge voting bloc – and the politicians know it.

As prime minister, Rishi Sunak is resisting criticism for maintaining a system that prevents enough homes from being built, which drives up prices and rents. But politicians of all stripes deserve the blame.

Across the UK they are collecting NIMBY votes by campaigning to prevent their areas from being developed.

Then they all march back to Westminster to whine about house prices and rents.

Labor promises a construction revolution but their MPs are as guilty as anyone else.

It’s not just selfish cynicism. It’s disgusting hypocrisy.

The shame of the doctors

ANYONE who refuses to believe that a doctor would ruthlessly prolong the suffering of patients in order to gain a huge raise in salary need doubt no more.

The threats by two leaders of the far-left BMA trade union amount to hideous, unjustifiable blackmail.

This union represents senior doctors – an average of £128,000 a year but is on strike for 35 per cent more this month, ostensibly to reverse the wage slump since 2008.

A dissenting colleague has bravely admitted that advisers are too wealthy to justify walkouts.

But the BMA is far less squeamish, arming 7.4million people on the huge NHS waiting lists.

dr Shanu Datta says of the Tories, “There are 7.4 million reasons why they should talk to us.” Mike Henley adds: “We have to use leverage.”

The Hippocratic Oath obliges physicians to “do no harm” to the sick.

The BMA’s greed and politically motivated obstinacy constitute a direct violation of the BMA.

We were fed up

You would think that after the fuel profiteers went bust, they would drop prices.

That supermarkets could be chastised by the damning CMA investigation and the threat of PumpWatch regulation.

But no. Petrol and diesel remain 5-6p a liter above what they should be as wholesale prices fall.

No10 needs to put an end to this rip off. . . Now.

braking point

HOW do county clerks sleep at night after a day of fines for minor or nonexistent traffic violations?

A driver’s car was jacked up, freshly painted double yellow and had a speeding ticket taped to the windshield.

I'm a lottery lawyer - a little-known rule meant Edwin Castro had the ultimate choice

He didn’t do anything wrong. London’s Lambeth Council punished him arbitrarily.

You win again, cold Jobsworths.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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