Here's a sweeping statement which has the ring of spin about it:
"State-backed housebuilding drive would cause price crash, warns Fathom. A state-backed housebuilding boom would not deliver the sought-after economic recovery, a leading consultancy has warned, but cause prices to crash and tip Britain's banks back into crisis."
Well. I like to think I have a fair grasp of the laws of supply and demand; but also a bit of an intuitive reality-checker. Can we really imagine house-building on a scale compatible with "tip Britain's banks back into crisis" ?
(a) we are already 'back in crisis'
(b) this needn't be a zero-sum game
(c) . . . ?
I am sure there are other arguments to be raised. Have at it !