Rising house prices: from poll-rating fillip to political hazard

There are few things more corrosive for a government than the perception that they are ‘out of touch’.

Whether it was the fuel duty protests during the first Blair government or the pasty tax row following the 2012 budget, when a government’s policy looks like it’s out of step with the daily experience of ordinary people then it can pose a serious threat to their legitimacy.

There may be disquiet amongst top government strategists, then, that a gap could be … Read more