For pity's sake do not ask them to hold their nerve - we need them to break and recant urgently.
The aim over the past 30-years has not been to meet housing need but to create market opportunity. If they hold their nerve that will mean maintaining the current record demand and the current abismal undersupply. It will mean continuing to pump ever higher proportions of taxpayer wealth into the hands of a select few private landlords and other government supporters. It will mean further driving down of housing and health standards and the polarisation of poverty.
No Colin, the last thing we need is for the politicians to hold their nerve.