Cameron to call for building 'crusade' to beat housing backlog

British Prime Minister David Cameron is pictured as he walks from the main hall on the third day of the annual Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 6, 2015Prime Minister David Cameron will on Wednesday call for a building “crusade” in Britain, in a bid to address a housing shortage that has become a political hotcake. Cameron will say that planning laws should be relaxed to allow for more building, to ease a shortage that has contributed to a property price boom. “When a generation of hard-working men and women in their 20s and 30s are waking up each morning in their childhood bedrooms, that should be a wake-up call for us,” Cameron was to tell the annual conference of his centre-right Conservative party, according to pre-released remarks.

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