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The Unmaking of the British Working Class

Margaret Thatcher described Right to Buy as “one of the most important revolutions of the century.” She was right. And we’re still living with the consequences.

Illustrations by Ariel Davis .

Like many advanced economies, Britain is in the grip of a housing affordability crisis. Average home prices are now nearly eight times that of incomes, more than double what they were twenty years ago. For property owners, this has provided enormous benefits. Since 1995 alone, the value of Britain’s housing stock has increased by over […]

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