This had my blood boiling when I read it yesterday, not least because our homes were under threat earlier this year and I know from personal experience the anguish this causes.My heart goes out to the residents.
The story is picked up inthe Telegraph this morning. Housing is an issue that is not going to go away.
People need homes they can afford, and the greed of these property companies has to be curbed.
Silwood, Heygate, Aylesbury etc.loads in Southwark and the upshot is the same. Formula council rents will rise with 1999/2000 valuations brought up to date and CPI is being reviewed. The only way is up. The only protection for those who can is right to buy. It's just the beginning...gloom
Let's make no mistake - this is all part of a wider strategy to empty anywhere that could remotely be described as 'inner London of poor people, who would then be dispersed, either 'voluntarily' or by market pressure, to the peripheries or outside the city altogether.
I won't bang on in this forum, but there are so many emerging and recent examples of this. Although I personally believe that public marches are nothing more than a sop to convince people they live in a functional democracy, the small turn-out at the recent March for Homes demo indicates that most people are walking unconscious or otherwise obliviously towards the precipice...