Conservative NIMBY

I’ve written before about Boris Johnson’s fantastic, unprecedented proposed land use rule reforms.

Well, here’s former Conservative PM Theresa May taking the other side of that issue.

Notice how she says that this proposal both “doesn’t guarantee a single extra home being built” and “forces more investment into London and the south”, presumably where many of the extra homes would be built.

Does she understand the contradiction? Does she care?

The yimby cause is fascinating in part because it doesn’t draw exclusively from either side of the political spectrum. It separates those who want to build for the future from those who don’t.

Theresa May doesn’t.