Housing charity Shelter has released a report highlighting the dire state of Britain’s housing crisis, which shows Labour’s policy continues to fall short of what is needed
THE HOUSING crisis is reaching new heights after Persimmon Homes bosses share £600 million in bonuses. Young people are struggling to find the money to get on the housing ladder while the chairman of this company gets a yearly bonus of £100 million. While this is going on there are 1000’s of people sleeping on … Continue reading Housing bosses rake in £100m bonuses
AS FIGURES showed rough sleeping in England increased for the seventh consecutive year, Jeremy Corbyn promised a Labour government would immediately buy 8,000 homes to tackle the crisis. Official government data shows that on any given night in autumn last year, 4,751 people were recorded sleeping on the streets, a figure that has more than doubled since … Continue reading Corbyn promises immediate action to help record numbers of homeless
JEREMY CORBYN has said that there is no convincing solution to the housing crisis that “does not start with a new, very large, very active council house building project”. The Tories’ Housing and Planning Bill claims to be a way to help people without homes to find them, and for those living in sub-standard housing … Continue reading More council homes needed to solve housing crisis
SOME SOUTHWARK Labour councillors have been halted – if only temporarily – in their quest to turn Elephant & Castle’s dilapidated but community-oriented shopping centre into a mecca for the middle classes. A property developer Delancey bought the site and has applied to re-build it with no adequate plans to relocate existing small traders and … Continue reading The Elephant in the Council chamber
Saturday saw more than one thousand council tenants and activists march against the Housing Bill and the demolition of the Aylesbury estate in Southwark. We took our protest to Downing Street, as the Bill is debated in the House of Lords. Gathering outside the Imperial War Museum in Kennington, the rally heard speeches from local … Continue reading South London campaigners step up housing fight
Jeremy Corbyn has said that there is no convincing solution to the housing crisis that “does not start with a new, very large, very active council house building project”. On this issue, as on so many others, there is now clear red water between Corbyn’s Labour party and the Tories The Tories’ new Housing and … Continue reading Housing crisis is deliberate
Ian Townson, a Lambeth housing activist, traces the contours of a housing crisis made worse by Tory policy AT THE last election, all the mainstream parties issued their usual shopping list of measures to deal with the chronic housing crisis. The one thing they all lacked was a strategic plan for it. Having relied for 30 … Continue reading Why Can’t We House Everybody?
By KD Tait 27 April 2015 Saturday 25 April saw the first demonstration by Reclaim:Brixton, a movement formed to defend the interests of residents against government policies which privilege property speculators and undermines the social fabric of our community. 2000 people from a cross section of Brixton assembled in Windrush Square under the banner 'Reclaim … Continue reading Reclaim Brixton: reclaim the future
The community of Irish travellers at Dale Farm in Basildon, Essex, have been living on the green field site for over a decade. A 400-strong community of 86 families and a hundred children, they are now facing eviction and homelessness at the hands of the local council. A whole community of poor and vulnerable people will … Continue reading Stop the Dale Farm eviction!