From today's Evening Standard:
Jenny Thomas [Letters, February 15] claims that London tenants have "unrealistic expectations" and that owning their home home is not "their entitlement".
For most of the 20the century, the UK has a bundle of policies which kept house prices down while squeezing out private landlords. The inevitable result was precisely as intended - a massive increase in the number of owner-occupiers.
And yes, people did see this as "their entitlement" - it is precisely this entitlement that recent governments have snatched away.
Mark Wadsworth, Young People's Party.
I'd mark myself down for using the same word ("precisely") twice, but apart from that, it came out OK.
Post a Comment