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UKIP opposes "non-British" seeking homesUKIP says it will incentivise the building of affordable properties and ensure one million homes are constructed by 2025 while rewriting national planning regulations and denying what it calls non-British nationals the right to participate in schemes like Help To Buy.

Its manifesto's housing section concentrates on house building and allocation, pledging to scrap the National Planning Policy Framework and instead replace it with new national regulations geared to increasing building on brownfield sites away from rural locations.

It will concentrate development in small six-to-12 units schemes and will seek to ensure councils prioritise housing for what it calls strong local connections.

It says non-British nationals will be denied access to Right To Buy and Help To Buy schemes unles they have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

It also says all local authorities, social landlords and housing associations will be required to register the nationality of their tenants.

However, it makes no reference to wealthy overseas buyers purchasing investment properties in London and other cities, and makes an explicit pledge to not introduce any form of mansion tax.

There is no reference to the private rental sector.

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    I have to agree with Jonathan but with following addition.

    We can not continue to subsidies EU. The single currency economy does not work coupled with huge corruption. Proof Collapsing housing market in Spain and Greece deficit.

    Britain needs to spend its billions on British economy. I am not saying I am pro UKIP but any party needs to recognise that we can not have an open door immigration policy.

    We do not have enough housing or resources on a small island.

    • 17 April 2015 19:25 PM
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    'S' - somehow your response has been muddled and makes no sense (unless it's me, that is...). Bounce it past me again, please... ;o)

    • 17 April 2015 17:19 PM
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    PeeBee - Whilst the schemes are possibly helpful to me personally, if we felt that lower house prices were in the national interest then it taking steps to make it happen would be no different than Help to Buy/Right to Buy schemes, none of which housing a 'free market'.

    • 17 April 2015 15:38 PM
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    Interesting response. Clearly the omission of "LOL :D" from the end of the post threw me.

    Tell me - what "steps" would you suggest be introduced to halt a free market from operating

    • 16 April 2015 17:12 PM
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    Well, it was a joke, but I'd say it's not far from the actual truth. House prices have been getting out of control for some years now, with no steps taken to halt it.

    • 16 April 2015 16:50 PM
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    If someone works here and pays tax, sends their kids to school here and in every way contribute like a native Brit, why shouldnt they get the some of the good things too

    This policy reminds me of Apartheid.

    • 16 April 2015 16:18 PM
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    Just wondering - are you the same 'anon' who posted below

    • 16 April 2015 15:14 PM
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    While they are currently paid ridiculously low wages in reality even if they were paid more - those"brits" that think they are entitled to something for nothing and wont lower themselves to actually work still wouldnt want to do those jobs. "Brits" would rather stay on benefits getting everything given to them rather than working

    • 16 April 2015 14:14 PM
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    Is that REALLY your considered answer

    • 16 April 2015 12:51 PM
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    Exactly, why can't everyone be paid a decent wage, regardless of where they come from. Pay people a living wage and they'll probably be a lot happier and work harder - happier staff and increased productivity = win-win. But big businesses just want to squeeze as much out of workers as possible and never want to part with their precious money if they don't have to - which is why they're scared off by things like the minimum wage.

    This sort of policy panders to UKIP's anti EU, anti-immigrant supporter base, where logic, compassion and intellect is in short supply. Their only actual housing policy is to protect the Green Belt by building on brownfield sites instead. They don't actually come up with any plans on how to do this, though. Like the rest of their manifesto, their housing policy is wafer thin and entirely reliant on being funded by the UK's withdrawal from the EU. There's no plans to actually build any affordable homes, or measures to sort out the PRS. Just pie-in-the-sky nonsense.

    • 16 April 2015 12:40 PM
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    1979, before Thatcher screwed us over with Right to Buy. But Cameron, that great paragon of wisdom, wants to revive it.

    • 16 April 2015 12:34 PM
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    I'm still waiting (and have been for several years...) to see an "affordable" home. Anyone want to tell me what one is - or should be

    • 16 April 2015 11:07 AM
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    Suggest that your question be directed toward 'anon' and not MCS.

    • 16 April 2015 11:07 AM
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    'If these people did not work for peanuts Brits would work for a decent wage.'

    Excuse my ignorance, but could you explain that statement in a little more detail please

    • 16 April 2015 10:49 AM
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    @ Guest (anon)

    If these people did not work for peanuts Brits would work for a decent wage. However it would seem that you think it o.k. if we use 'non-brits' as slaves

    • 16 April 2015 10:42 AM
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    What a load of racist, nationalistic crap - what about the thousands of "non-british nationals" that do the low paid jobs no one else wants to do like clean, pick your crops, wipe your grandmas backside

    • 16 April 2015 09:29 AM
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