Migrants spark housing shortage
The Daily Mail reports today how the migrant crisis has sparked a housing shortage.
We have been ordered by Brussels to build more houses – to cope with all the EU immigrants, after the European Commission warned the UK is heading for an ‘acute’ housing crisis caused by massive population growth.
It admitted that first-time buyers were being hit particularly hard and the situation could worsen, with official projections saying the UK needs at least 220,000 new houses a year. But,rather than acknowledging the clamour in the UK for stricter border controls to ease demand, the Commission ordered Britain to ‘take further steps to boost housing supply’.
Typical EU logic – a sticking plaster solution for another problem. I couldn’t have put it better than Leave campaigner and ex-Cabinet Minister Liam Fox. He rightly pointed out that ordinary people were aware of EU migration ‘in their daily lives by the lack of school places, the difficulty seeing a GP and competition for housing’.
He went on to say, ‘Of course those who fund the Remain campaign – Goldman Sachs, the big banks, the big corporates, the oil companies – don’t really care because they don’t use those services.’
A dying Eurozone
An interesting read in The Guardian today. I quote: “The eurozone crisis is about more than Greece. It is about Italy, where the economy is barely any bigger now than it was when the single currency was introduced. And France, where unemployment is double the level of the UK or the US. And Finland, one of the most tech-savvy countries in Europe, where the economy is seven per cent smaller than it was before the start of the financial crisis. And even Germany, where an export boom and high corporate profits have been paid for by workers in the form of below-inflation pay increases. “
The EU simply isn’t working and what may have appeared a good idea 40 or 50 years ago has morphed into something out of control and totally unworkable.
Today’s Project Fear latest
Yes, Project Fear is alive and kicking as this FT story illustrates. According to Old Mutual, Brexit will put UK revenues at ‘significant’ risk with British businesses collectively generating £350bn from the EU last year.
The truth is we would be stronger out, we make our own trade deals and boost business, freeing up our entrepreneuers from EU red tape.
More than one million UK jobs have been lost since we joined the EU including whole industries wiped out such as ship and train building, chemicals, textiles, mining, steel production and chocolate making while others like fishing and farming to name but a few have suffered badly under EU regulations.
Far from putting revenues at risk, Brexit would offer better returns out of the control of EU bureaucrats.
Lord Owen – ignore the voices of doom
You can read the BBC’s full report Lord Owen’s speech here – where he states the quicker Brexit begins the less likely the UK was to be “dragged down” should the Eurozone collapse.
As Lord Owen says the voices of doom we here now are the same voices imploring us to join the Euro 17 years ago – thank heavens we didn’t!
Roger Helmer MEP