Not obsessed, just compelled to answer - an appreciative distinction Gavin.
10.44 - that is your opinion, re how you would wish social housing to be. My opinion is to return social housing to what it was intended for, and to when it served both society and the economy well. I consider that to be a progressive stance, but that may be only my view.
10.55 - Re NHS, neither, it helps me to stay alive - that for me is a more realistic priority, and one that I could not afford without the previous successes of socialism.
10.55 - yes I'm sure how the growth of home ownership arising as a consequence of social housing would be beyond your understanding. It is simple you see. When people's housing costs are affordable they can save for things that they aspire to, like home ownership for instance; and when the mass provision of social housing causes all housing tenures to be more affordable, such aspirations are more easily met. This is positive as it permits those who chose to own to do so rather than compells those who can not afford to own to attempt to purchase because it is cheaper than market renting - and so lead the entire economy to collapse on the bakc of unsustainable credit advancement.
I note you do not wish to look into the facts behind my 'claims'. Why are you so fearful of finding them to be correct is what I wonder.
The Tory and Blair legacy of rendering social housing as welfare housing is truly shocking, and also unaffordable. The solution fortunately is simple - stop destroying that which enabled so many hard working people to truly feel that work paid.