marcusm wrote:... advocating discrimination based solely on national origin (framing laws to exclude foreign investors etc) or needlessly identifying the national origin of property owners is casual xenophobia.
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:My son came home from school upset recently as a fellow student had called him racist, because he and his friends wouldn't let them play football with them. Apart from anything else, my son's friends, whom he as playing football with, include portuguese, black and asian kids. Some people scream xenophobia and racism far too hysterically these days and it actually diminishes REAL xenophobia and racism, which in my experience, most people on SE1 find just as appalling as I do. So, the sooner that laughable accusation is dropped and people can get back to the topic in hand, the better.
Rambling Phil wrote:marcusm wrote:... advocating discrimination based solely on national origin (framing laws to exclude foreign investors etc) or needlessly identifying the national origin of property owners is casual xenophobia.
While generally against xenophobia, it isn't always needless to identify the national origin of property owners.
Many of the countries in which the developers market London properties (eg Singapore and Qatar) themselves have restrictions on foreign investors buying local property.
They recognise the value of not exposing their local housing needs to the international market, while their citizens are (out-)competing us in a rigged market.
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