The Editor 

Shaky foundations

John Hughman

The dream of owning one’s own home has for decades sat at the heart of British aspiration. According to research from the former Department for Communities and Local Government, more than 80 per cent of people aspire to own their own home, a figure that has held remarkably steady since Thatcher’s Right to Buy reforms of the 1980s despite the ups and downs of recessions and referenda. 

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