A home of our own has been part of the British dream for decades.

Now this hope in life is being dashed, as buying a house becomes totally out of reach.

It’s blue collar Brits who find they’re hit hardest. The backbone of working Britain are being shut out of the housing market and losing out.

We can’t just put it down to immigration. After World War Two the baby boom meant hundreds of thousands of extra families needed homes, but as a country we made sure we built them.

We’ve done it more recently too. Under the last Labour government a million more households became home-owners.

But since the Conservatives took charge in 2010, official statistics show there’s hundreds of thousands fewer home-owners.

Big government pledges and flagship schemes haven’t worked. Too often they’ve helped the rich and driven up prices for the rest. We need to re-discover that post-war spirit.