Even so, property was still cheap back then — and if the housing market was anything like a free market, we might still be alright. You might assume that people pay for their own state pensions. UK housing market is now slowing down. And, of course, we could argue over the details. The boomers spent their whole lives believing they could have everything now and they voted for politicians who told them this was true. Our planning system is a mess. It settled 28 cases this autumn -- but apparently it wasn't counting on one curious girl scuppering a successful 29th.
Not voting enabled this great intergenerational heist to take place.
If you're under 30, bad luck. You're screwed
The result is an cruelly dysfunctional market — and one which works brilliantly for your parents. You need to do more than take 30 seconds out of Facebooking your mates in Thailand to sign an online petition or upvote a video. However, for all their devotion to the free market, our leaders have shown no interest in allowing the housing market to function this way. Meanwhile, you live in a tiny shared rented flat in Zone 4, working in a job whose wages are so meagre it may as well be in internship. But here, a vipers nest of vested interests, profiteering, NIMBYism and pandering to equity rich voters for whom mortgages payments are a distant memory means nothing is done. Blair may have cruised in on a youth ticket, but thereafter the young vote dwindled sharply. Read more from Telegraph Men.