Throughout written history, France has always had 5 times the population of England : well just compare the relative sizes of the two countries.
Now we – in ths small island – have the SAME population as France ! (and that’s only counting the ones we know about).
Has it ever ocurred to British politicioas, that something has gone wrong somewhere ?
We’ve concreted over flood-plains to build estates of ‘Lego’ dolls houses with all the car-parks; schools;roads; supermarkets and general infrastructure necessary to go with them – and now we are told that we need to build 250,000 new houses per year.Is the idea to ‘Block-Pavior’ the whole bloody island !?
And who are these new houses for – immigrants, post-menapausal woman who have divorced their husbands now that “the kids” have gone and single mothers with children by multiple fathers.
WE DO NOT NEED A SINGLE NEW HOUSE BUILT ON THIS SMALL ISLAND ! We could really do with all those railway side branch lines that Beeching closed and that have now been concreted over: because of the amount of juggernauts travelling next to flesh and blood on our roadways.
But IF we do have to build any new houses, let them be on ‘brown-field’ sites OR let’s break up the huge tracts of acreage that have been sat on by the monarchy and aristocracy for far too long.
Why not turn the 750 rooms in Buckingham Palace into granny flats for the elderly.
The Queen is the biggest receiver of Benefits in the form of the Civil List, but she doesn’t pay the Bedroom Tax on all those empty bedrooms in her multiple palaces.