Messrs. Fairlie, Cahill & Armstrong TLIO summer camp discussions

Tony Gosling tony at
Mon Sep 10 21:55:47 BST 2018

The Land Is Theirs? How they got it and how we get it back.
'The Land' magazine editor Simon Fairlie & 'Who 
Owns Britain' author Kevin Cahill
Editor of 'The Land' magazine Simon Fairlie and 
journalist Kevin Cahill present their 
explanations of the present-day lack of access to 
land in the UK. 
Whether it's farm subsidies, or investors seeing 
land as a safer bet than the stock market, the 
value of land has become immensely distorted and 
inaccessible to those wishing to start out in 
farming. In the urban setting matters have become 
arguably even more distorted, with house prices 
almost entirely dependent on the massively 
inflated price of the land upon which they are built.
It just so happens that the IPPR think tank has 
only this week published its report: The 
Invisible Land: The hidden force driving the UK’s 
unequal economy and broken housing market. It 
states that: The reform of the dysfunctional land 
market is essential if the UK is to be a more 
equal, more productive and stable economy. It is 
also vital to creating a better-functioning 
housing market that delivers the affordable and 
quality homes the country needs. 

Breaking Into Unlawful Landbanks To Recover Our Stolen £228bn - James Armstrong

STOLEN £228bn By James Armstrong - Explaining the 
macroeconomic causes of the housing crisis. - 
Unlawful monopoly against the public interest on 
a £billion scale and unpunished - Regulatory 
failure evidenced by 'coziness' (Barker) of 
housebuilders to regulators - Setting out novel 
and radical solutions to unlock unlawful land 
banks - Identifying a new mass supplier of houses 
at accessible prices and rents - Providing Bank 
of England with a macro-economic tool to 
stabilise house prices and reduce the continuing 
risk of this volatile sector to the wider economy 
The evidence below is widely available to 
legislators, to financial regulators and anti 
monopoly regulators. The failure to act to end 
the endemic housing crisis in Britain of 
inadequate supply and out of reach prices and 
rents, is evidence of consistent and persistent 
government / corporate policy of putting 
corporate profit-seeking and a defective ethic 
free economic policy of 'growth' before promotion 
of human and national well being. This is 
evidence of both moral failure, political 
malpractice and of a misguided economical 
philosophy, one which fails to prioritise 
universal human well-being favouring instead 
corporate success and increasing prosperity for a 
select group of mature and giant corporate 
builders, banks and private property owners. Adam 
Smith, professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow 
University wrote 'Theory of Moral Sentiments' 
which sets out his understanding that the drive 
for national and human well-being- an ethical 
goal, underpins the economic and political 
arrangements which he advances in his later, 
better known work, Wealth of Nations. Obtaining 
building land for new houses is key to 
implementing the proposed National Team Self 
Build initiative (J Armstrong) and 'Group self 
build' as recommended by OFT* in 2008 but, as 
yet, not implemented. * OFT was wound up in 2014 
One source of building land is the establishment 
of a national land bank where in the tradition of 
Owen, Rowntree, Peabody, etc, motivated to 
promote the general well-being, land owners may 
contribute a portion of development land as part 
of their development plan free or at below market 
price, to the new NTS-B initiative. A second 
proposed source is to free up the strategic land 
held as speculation by housebuilders etc., we 
contend unlawfully as a monopoly against the 
public interest.. Major housebuilders, insurance 
companies and land developers control a vitally 
significant area of scarce land for housing 
(Barker Review, Guardian , etc.) in excess of 
their imminent requirements. Their motive is the 
increasing value of housing land as an 
investment. Ryan Collins, etc ' 
are primarily rewarded for obtaining valuable 
' Barker CONCLUSION The housing crisis 
causes widespread stress and misery among 
millions of house- needy people in Britain. Major 
countries – Germany- provide housing at lower 
cost and stable prices and rents. Failure to act 
in Britain, if necessary on a war –time scale, to 
end this crisis is a failure of executive 
government and a democratic lapse. If this 
analysis and the proposed changes set out here 
are thought to be inadequate or too radical, it 
is suggested that critics are morally bound to 
come up with alternative proposals, promptly to 
bring the crisis to an end. James Armstrong July 
2018 james36armstrong at 22, Harveys 
Terrace, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1LE contributed - 
to the Barker Review 2003. 2004 also to the OFT 
Home-building Study , 2008 self builder of two 
houses in London see also 'National Team Self 
Build'... JA Ellen Scrimgeour Kate Barker 
Macfarlane Bureau of investigative Journalists 
Prof Muellbauer David Cowan Magna Housing 
Assiation Prof Dorling Mark Davys National 
Housing Federation Shelter Martin Wolf FT Self 
Build magazine Rowntree (JRF) Ryan Collins Build 
It magazine Financial Conduct Authority Planning 
magazine Lloyd Competition and Markets Authority 
RTPI Private Eye Fabian Society Graham Duncan, 
Consultant Planner New Statesman Local Government 
Association Minister of Housing Andy Haldane Mark 
Carney B of E Treasury Select Committee 
. T.U.C. 
Labour Party, Green Party, Conservative Party, 
Lib Dem Party Fabian Society Lord Alfred Dubbs 
Oliver Letwin, M..P. Posted by: james36armstrong at

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