Toby wrote:Lots of people benefitted from it though (including a whole swathe of 50-something Labour voters who bought properties in Zone 2 back in the 80s that are now worth 7 figures). I agree that the sale of council housing stock was without doubt problematic. The history of this particular decision and its ramifications has yet to be written, although there was a good book about housing written a couple of years ago.
Making people 'home owners' (read " Heavily in debt") was always a key strategy of the Conservatives - to force workers to accept eroded pay & conditions because they could no longer afford to strike, allowing businesses to become ever more profitable. I think that part of it has certainly been written - and will be written with even more emphasis once Brexit goes through and some of the key Rights Bills are disabled under future Governments.