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State-backed national estate agency ‘could be launched by a Corbyn government’

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Wed 29 May 2019

State-backed national estate agency ‘could be launched by a Corbyn government’

A State-backed national estate agency could be launched by a Corbyn government.

The proposed policy was first mooted in the Guardian by columnist Owen Jones, and has now received attention in an article in the June issue of Socialist Party.

Jones had argued that a Corbyn government should “pick fights with unpopular vested interests”.

Jones said: “Estate agents are justifiably bogeymen for Generation Rent: why not set up a national, state-backed estate agency that works on a not-for-profit basis purely to help tenants?”

He also proposed that a new Labour government should scrap knighthoods and abolish private schools.

The Socialist Party article goes further, saying these are “just more policy proposals” and not radical enough.

The publication – which used to be called Militant – argues that Corbyn should change “the lived experience” of today’s workers.

We are, of course, sorry to have to tell our readers that you and EYE could all be out of a job come the revolution – sorry, general election.

Still, that’s disruption for you – and speaking of disruption, do you think it will be a pay upfront model?

At least Labour won’t be short of any number of ex-housing ministers to run it. Our money’s on Yvette.