Populist report on housing forgets owners, not just tenants, have rights
Recently Minister of State for Education and Skills, John Halligan, said "landlord speculators" were "driving people into homelessness". He expressed a desire to enact laws to "jail the bastards".
For a lawmaker to label a group in society as "bastards" and blame that group for a complex social phenomenon is the act of a demagogue.
For a minister to advocate that a segment of society should be locked up by the State and deprived of liberty is the behaviour of a would-be dictator.