- Britain has fewer houses per person than every other big rich European country.
- An average of 37% of people in each constituency support building more local housing.
- Labour is posing as the party of Builders, while the Conservatives have ended up as a party of Blockers.
- Each party offers Blockers something compelling: an excuse.
- Voters in prosperous countries are unwilling to take short-term pain that will be in the country’s long-term interests.
How housing became the new divide in British politics
Housing policy divides Britain in odd ways, creating Builders and Blockers. The Green Party's pitch to anti-housing voters is less of it, while Labour is posing as the party of Builders and the Conservatives have become a party of Blockers. Parties offer Blockers excuses, but voters in prosperous co