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Labour must show it has better solutions on housing

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Everyone knows we’re in the grip of a housing crisis that’s been years in the making. It’s the biggest issue facing my constituents in London: since I was elected as an MP in May, housing has been far and away the main concern in my surgeries. There are more people than ever on council waiting…

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Baby boomers are not selfish – policymakers should help them give more

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Hogging houses. Avoiding the chancellor’s axe. Beneficiaries of generous pensions and healthcare from government. This is the stereotype of a babyboomer, today’s 50 and 60-somethings who have become the new bankers: lambasted for their apparent selfishness. The babyboomers have indeed been a lucky generation. Between 1995 and 2005, the average net financial wealth including housing…