In a case of economic idiocy which serves as a useful explanation as to why socialists never get taken seriously and remain forever frustrated that nobody is being persuaded by their arguments in significant numbers, Brownie from Harry’s Place suggests alleviating the UK housing shortage with this stroke of genius:
Ban the purchase of second (and second, and third, etc..) homes outright
Well, let’s consider this for more than the half-second Comrade Brownie has. If the purchase of a second property is outlawed, who is supposed to provide the nation’s rental accommodation? Or does each rented property come with a fully fitted landlord with whom you have to share the place? Bad news for those in a studio, I guess.