Location, Location, Propaganda

Extraordinary segment on Location, Location, Location today, where Kirstie Allsopp launched a campaign to persuade the Government to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers. This is the same Kirstie Allsopp who is a Conservative party advisor on housing policy, and who has been in the media backing the Conservative party campaign to … er … scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers.

Just in case viewers didn’t get the point that this was a Conservative party political broadcast, Ms Allsopp mentioned that she had been involved in the Conservative party’s work, but said that the issue was ‘beyond politics’. This must surely be the first time that an issue of current partisan controversy has been described as ‘beyond politics’.