Gavin, are you serious - perhaps all these contributions while others have been asleep are taking their toll on you.
I'm also confused as to whether you are a double act with Jono or just the less qualified twin.
I've clearly stated that last year was the first where housing subsidy was negative. I have clearly stated that because of increasing rents and decreasing investment that this is likely to be the new arrangement. I am supported in this by the many statements by MPs to the HRA debate, and by the fact that the subsidy arrangements are part of the reason for the HRA review anyway. What is so difficult for you to understand here, other than your desparation that the historical position of social rent subsidy is current, when it is not.
The artificial highs of the market are a ridiculous baseline from which to set affordable rents. The outcome will be, as is, escalating benefits to pay to bridge the gap between affordable and short term profit maximisation. Perhaps if the capitalists in control of our economy could understand the basic effects of short termism we would not be in the economic mess that we are in.