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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 January 2017

Them & Us

'Them and us' fishes, image by Suzanne Beishon

'Them and us' fishes, image by Suzanne Beishon   (Click to enlarge)

500k house party...

New Year's Eve for the exclusive 'Chipping Norton set' cost half a million quid.

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of news emperor Rupert, hosted this year's blowout. Her elite Cotswolds community includes axed axeman David Cameron, gutter-press queen Rebekah Brooks and playground bully Jeremy Clarkson.

Murdoch's "theatrical set" house party "with revolving floors" apparently set her back 500,000, according to an Evening Standard diary piece. There were "cocktails on tap and roving graffiti artists spray-painting the toilets mid-party with guests' names."


... 50p for rent

Meanwhile, in Grimsby, 42 struggling families now have no more than 50p a week for rent.

The Tories' new benefit cap came into force on 7 November, causing the dramatic fall in some claimants' housing benefit. Never mind cocktails on tap - you can't even get a space in a homeless hostel for 50p a week.

116,000 households with between one and four kids could suffer from the cap, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing.

And in London, 170,000 people are homeless. 47% of them are working, says housing charity Shelter. Some are even reduced to sleeping in a warehouse, dozens sharing a single toilet.

The Socialist has long campaigned for a national programme of council house building. Cap rents, not benefits.

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