Posts Tagged ‘House building’

Housing: a modest proposal

by Jeremy Corbyn.

In launching Labour’s local election campaign last week Ed Miliband decided to emphasise the need for reform of private renting and tackling the cost of living crisis. In raising this issue he has triggered a welcome debate on housing in Britain. House prices in England are rising fast and in London faster than ever — […]

Eviction is the weapon of choice against the poor

by Michael Meacher.

We have now come full circle on housing. After the Second World War a massive building programme for social housing was launched by the Attlee Government and continued by Macmillan through the 1950s. Thatcher began to unwind this process in the 1980s by drastically reducing local authority house-building from 200,000 a year to just 30,000 […]

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