Could the Conservative government be driving Landlords to the Brexit Party

Could the Conservative government be driving Landlords to the Brexit Party

9:19 AM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago 15

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Dr Rosalind Beck wrote an article for Conservative home titled, ‘It’s not just EU policy that’s driving conservative voters towards the Brexit Party.’ Click here to view the full article.

In this article Dr Beck quotes that 40% of Tory councillors and 60% of Tory activists say they will vote for the Brexit Party and asks if Nigel Farage’s prediction of a realignment of British politics is that far-fetched.

Dr Rosalind Beck told Property118: “Up until recently, private landlords were caught between a rock and a hard place. Many of us were still going to vote Conservative as the least bad option; something the Conservative Government knew. They thus felt they could attack us with impunity, knowing that landlords wouldn’t vote in a Marxist clique to run the country.

“Things have now changed and many landlords, like other groups and individuals, see the Brexit Party as a viable option. All the signs are that it is likely to be the most supportive of us of any party.  We will have to wait and see, however, what they come up with when they formulate their domestic policies.

“The Conservatives should be very worried.”


Philip Graham

11:28 AM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

I attended the Brexit Party event last Sunday hosted by the Chairman Richard Tice. All of the candidates spoke confidently, reassuringly and with sincerity, answering all questions directly without the Whitehall speak and spin. They are most definitely getting my vote this Thursday and I encourage all landlords to do the same, they are the only party that are willing to fight our corner. The Conservatives have done nothing but harm to my property business their last two tenures in office, I will not be voting for them ever again.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

12:15 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Philip Graham at 20/05/2019 - 11:28
Hi Phil, whilst I understand your position, could you actually point out to one piece of their program / manifesto which is actually NOT anti-landlords? They do not speak against us, only because they realise we are a significant group, as far as numbers are concerned. But we really do not know what their program is. Are they going to revoke the last idiotic regulations for the sector? I do not think so. Do they have a chance to win if there is a General Election - I do not think so. I am going to send a link to Dr Ros' article to my PM (Conservative) and show her what Tories are losing by being anti-landlord. As I am a remainer I will not vote Brexit party regardless what they are saying now. I think Brexit is terrible for LLs, we see already that great, clean, always paying EU tenants are leaving in droves - either back to their country or elsewhere in the EU. International students' number is down, second year in a row. That means vacant properties, lower rent and a big big uncertainty. Can Brexit party guarantee that the new, necessary to keep this country going, flow of immigrants will be equally good? I do not think so. Do you?

Dylan Morris

12:22 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

What is the Brexit party’s policy on the private rented sector ? Anybody know ? (I’m hardly going to vote for them as a landlord if I don’t know what their stance is).

Philip Graham

12:35 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 20/05/2019 - 12:15
If we employ the same points system as utilised in Australia when admitting potential workers into our country, it will guarantee the high grade EU tenants you speak of.
We’re in a state of flux and change needs to happen. Gideon Osborne’s policies are wrecking this once profitable industry and now Theresa May’s government are implementing Left wing doctrine into the PRS.
I’ve had enough of being made to look like the bad guy, the only answer is get out of Europe and refocus our policies on what is good for us and good for Britain.

Philip Graham

12:44 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 20/05/2019 - 12:22
Currently there isn’t one, the Brexit Party are engaging the electorate to vote for change. It may appear a leap of faith, one I am willing to take because we cannot carry on with the constant battering on our profit margins, onerous taxation and bureaucratic interference by the Conservatives. To my mind they are not solving problems, just creating them and we need alternatives to banging our heads against a brick wall year on year, they just aren’t listening.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

12:45 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Philip Graham at 20/05/2019 - 12:35
A big IF...

Frederick Morrow-Ahmed

14:00 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Non-EU immigration has always exceeded EU immigration. If the primary reason for Brexit was immigration, then the government already had the tools to reduce non-EU immigration. It did not do so. On the contrary, non-EU immigration continued to increase.

As far as the so-called points-based system is concerned, we already have this. It is called Tier 2 visa. If anyone cares to visit post offices in the London area (including crown post offices), one will see them manned by people who have come on this so-called "highly-skilled" Tier 2 visa, overwhelmingly from the Indian sub-continent. Is this what the country needs? Brexit and this so-called "Points based system" is a calculated ploy to replace EU migrants with non-EU migrants.

EU citizens are actually not migrants. They are simply exercising their treaty rights to work in any EU country. In exactly the same way that a UK citizen can exercise that same right to work, not only in the poorer countries of the EU, but also in Germany, France, Holland, Sweden, etc. This is called RECIPROCITY. There is NO RECIPROCITY where non-EU migration is concerned.

This "Points-Based" system is a fig-leaf being deliberately pushed (including now in the US by Trump's handlers) by people with an agenda. Say welcome to EU citizens. They share a common cultural heritage with us!

Philip Graham

14:54 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Frederick Morrow-Ahmed at 20/05/2019 - 14:00
Common culture heritage with our European neighbours? The respective royal families probably do, all the proletariats have ever done is go to war with each other.
We never voted for a fiscal union, one tax system, one court of law governing us, one European army. We should have stayed on our own at the beginning, by now we would be one of the richest nations in the developed world. Instead we’ve allowed ourselves to be dictated too by unelected bureaucrats who think they know what’s best for us.
Britain has more culture heritage with those countries belonging to the Commonwealth and these are the countries we should be engaging with at every level.
I see no benefit in belonging to the European Union. Would you join a club where every £10 you offer they only return £7 back AND tell you how and where to spend it?
Heritage is just a recorded passage of time, I want to keep hold of my hard earned money to spend how I choose or our how elected government chooses..... the EU is a self serving cabal, enough is enough

Whiteskifreak Surrey

15:05 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Philip Graham at 20/05/2019 - 14:54
This is a landlord website not a political one. Whilst I appreciate that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, your comment would be probably better suited in one of a pro-Brexit media forums. What exactly are you trying to tell us in your last comment what is going to improve our life as landlords? When I see a clear housing policy from The Brexit Party I will have grounds to take my decision regarding voting. But there is no such policy and I doubt they will come up with something before Peterborough by-election.
Since the referendum everything is going down, including house prices, and that is something we do not want.
BTW - lots of people who remember the time before the UK joined EU tell me that the UK was rather poor and inward looking...

Philip Graham

15:36 PM, 20th May 2019, About 3 years ago

I am old enough to remember those times too, a left wing government pushing it’s socialist agenda.... There is not one example at any time in mans history where a socialist system has been a proven success, not one.

If you read the world news, as I have to on a daily basis, you will see Brexit is not the only reason for house price growth decreasing, it is happening everywhere, the market has peaked. The litmus is in Hong Kong, their market dipped a year ago and the rest of the world follows.

Back at home, Gideon Osborne in his infinite wisdom added an additional 3% stamp duty on to the purchase price of any secondary home. Due to this deterrent, the treasury has seen a sharp fall in SD tax collection to the tune of £1bn. His policies to remove the mortgage interest relief deduction and to now pay our tax at gross level rather than nett, have scared people away from the market.
In order for a country to grow through investment it needs to keep hold of it’s entrepreneurs and wealth generators, these major facilitators are currently leaving in droves.

Vote for Labour this is what will happen.... 3 day week, inflation & interest rates escalating at an eye watering pace that we cannot keep up with, unions running our utilities and transport networks, the PRS housing market destroyed by yet more draconian regulation. Industries need to be free of intervention to succeed.

We were known as the poor man of Europe I grant you, if we remain tethered to the EU we shall be dragged back down to the 1960’s and 70’s levels once again. Without employment we have no tenants who can afford the rent..... If it’s so bad why do people want to come here?

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