Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Thursday, 26 April 2012
Exporting Rent Inflation
More analysis on the forthcoming housing disaster, this time from a non-London perspective, here. The predicted strains on social infrastructure may well lead to increased tension and help extremist parties. However, Boroughs like Newham really don't have much choice under the rules the government has devised. If Grant Shapps wants to prevent this, he needs to heed the calls of those like Ken Livingstone who call for rent control.