Karen I wrote:I think it was a very good suggestion to return to the more informative purpose of this thread.
Floodplain wrote:Bunhouse: 'Local Working People' means giving priority to allocating Council Housing to people who are in work, and who can demonstrate established links to the local area i.e. having lived for several years in the area or having close relatives in the area. The other groups I would prioritise would be the retired, the disabled, registered carers and former members of the UK Armed Services. There would be no means testing. Hope this has cleared up any confusion.
Why do I propose this?
Because It is grossly unfair that local working people who have been on Council House waiting lists for years, who pay tax to support the whole Council Housing edifice and who have a real stake in the area in which they live, are pushed down the list by recently arrived jobless families on benefits with large numbers of children.
BunHouse, who would you prioritise for Council Housing? I trust we can agree that there's not enough of it for everyone, so tough choices need to me made.
So what would you do?
Boroughonian: The purpose of Debate is to establish a proposition which can then be challenged and interrogated. You only undermine the credibility of your own position by going down the road of personal denigration.
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