The Case for Public Housing

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When did property ownership become such a major aim in the life of ordinary people? When did living in council owned housing become a stigma? When did mortgages did multi-generation mortgages come to be considered? Who has benefitted? In the light … Continue reading

ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle: Part 2

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ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle: Part 2 ConDem Nation by Marxist Nutter, previously published here See Part 1 How we got here… Part 1 was a potted history of UK housing and welfare policy. The aim was to … Continue reading

ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle Part 1:

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ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle Part 1: A Potted History of the Context of UK Housing & Welfare Policy By Marxist Nutter previously published here: Introduction: The Rise and Rise of the New Right A dangerous new hegemony … Continue reading

Uniting the People; Homes for People, Not Profiteers!

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Building Homes for People, not for Profiteers In the depths of a housing crisis, people are divided.  History has taught us what happens when a society is divided. Those without blame each other. How convenient it is for the elite … Continue reading

Spare Houses for the Rich – No Spare Bedrooms for the Poor

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Spare Houses for the Rich – No Spare Bedrooms for the Poor By CJ Stone, previously published here There were two items of news this week which seemed to fit uncannily together. One of them was about the bedroom tax, one … Continue reading

“Never Again” : Homes and Communities for Everyone

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Homes and Communities for Everyone “Never Again” Margaret Thatcher’s ominous words, “There’s no such thing as society,” were destined to haunt many future generations. Reeling from two world wars, and the defeat of fascism, ordinary British families, bereaved and broken, … Continue reading