I certainly feel the strain. I'm lucky to live where I live, but I couldn't afford any of the newbuilds in my neighbourhood (Linden, Barratt and what they're all called).
The closest like-for-like flat within budget would be somewhere in Hanwell...
You may have picked up a copy of this spoof Evening Standard by the radical housing network, and of course, it features a well known housing estate in our very own Southwark. No prizes here for guessing which one.
Had to laugh as I read about London's 1000 most influential people. One again, Southwark is mentioned and who else but our own Dear Leader
Southwark council, leader
The trained barrister presides skilfully over a Labour administration that has expansion at its heart. Southwark is seeing more development growth than any other council — and fewer complaints than most administrations. Also has responsibility for children, young people, employment and skills on the city-wide London Councils group."
We have to do something about the "fewer complaints" then, I thought to myself.
Can you please explain to us what a 'people's compulsory purchase order' is and what you realistically expect to achieve by undertaking such stunts?
I didn't vote Labour - but I do not approve of the personal targeting and harassment of our democratically-elected representatives in this way - especially when they are building new Council homes - it's pretty shameful.
There is something very wrong with what is happening all over London in relation to social cleansing and our disastrous housing situation.
Elected representatives seem to be in the thrall of developers, and not working in the interests of the people of Southwark.