London and the South East continue to lead spiking house prices according to the Office of National Statistics. The government simply has no realistic response to the needs of an ever changing market and expanding population. So much so that the British people have little choice now in where they choose to live or bring up a family.
Peter Whittle, UKIP's candidate for London Mayor said, "These new ONS figures just highlight what we have been saying all along, it is increasingly obvious that Londoners cannot afford to get onto the housing ladder and the sheer cost of housing increases the pressure on London services as key workers are driven further and further from the centre of the city. Until we address the issue of demand, demand driven mostly through immigration, then we will never be able to get a handle on the issue of supply and rapidly increasing costs."