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23 April 2014

Why is there a housing crisis?

The Daily Telegraph predicted that 2014 will be another profitable year for homeowners, suggesting that "the spring could be a great time to go for that investment-cum-country-house you have had your eye on."

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Housing emergency!

9 April 2014

Housing emergency

Cap rents not benefits - build quality council homes: My local area, the Labour-controlled south London borough of Lewisham, is no longer an affordable place to live, writes Chris Flood, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in Lewisham.

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2 April 2014

London: Quinn Square Rent Strike 1938

The East End battle against high rents and slum conditions The women's poster demonstration was the first the locals in Bethnal Green in London's East End knew about their rent strike. Quinn Square was a slum.

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5 March 2014

Government condemns millions to housing misery

Meanwhile fat cat landlords cream the cash: Since the global financial crash of 2007-8 the lack of affordable housing has become increasingly acute for 'the 99%', particularly shattering the lives of young people and the poor with a relentless cruelty

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26 February 2014

End housing crisis: Rich landlords are real scroungers

Britain's richest MP, Tory Richard Benyon - 'worth' £110 million - has slammed benefits as "something for nothing". Yet who is living a life of luxury thanks to benefits? He is!

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Campaigning for rent control in Waltham Forest, East London, photo Sarah Wrack

19 February 2014

High rents + low wages - End this housing misery

'Generation rent' is becoming more like 'three generations rent'. The website spareroom.com has recently revealed that in 2013 more than 60,000 over-40s placed 'room wanted' adverts on the site

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12 February 2014

Waltham Forest: Rally for rent control

Waltham Forest TUSC supporters and prospective candidates held our first Rally for Rent Control at a busy crossroads in the East London borough

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TUSC on the 28 March 2012 NUT London strike and demonstration, photo Socialist Party

29 January 2014

We need councillors who stand up for us

On Thursday 22 May a little bit of history will be made. Hundreds of working class people – some of them already organised socialists, but many of them ordinary workers, trade unionists, young people, members of their local communities – will stand before the electorate and ask for votes

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29 January 2014

Landlords, the real beneficiaries of benefits street

Channel Four's infamous Benefits Street 'documentary' has featured a squalid four-bedroom rented home that is so riddled with damp that water runs down the walls

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8 January 2014

Greedy landlords create housing hell

Fergus Wilson - one of Britain's largest private landlords - says he will not accept any more applicants who rely on housing benefit

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4 December 2013

We need mass house building

Not more subsidies for lenders and landlords! All the politicians say we need more housing. But new home ‘completions’ in England fell 8% to 107,910 in the year to September, according to figures issued last month

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23 October 2013

Them & Us

Fuelling anger: OK, you may be freezing cold this winter, unable to pay the soaring fuel bills, but spare a thought for Sam Laidlow

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17 July 2013

Them & Us

No-go zones: A third of the country is now effectively a no-go zone for low-income families because of high rents

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Maidstone PCS picket, eight on the picket lines, sends fraternal greetings to the NSSN - we'll be sending delegates to the conference on June 29th. Solidarity!

5 June 2013

NSSN conference: Unite to fight all the cuts

Pay cuts, jobs cuts, pension cuts, low pay, high rents, Bedroom Tax... The National Shop Stewards Network conference on 29 June will bring together trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners to discuss action over the coming months.

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5 June 2013

Needed: new social housing NOT unaffordable rents

Newham council is currently housing 29 families outside the east London borough, including ten that have been shipped out to Birmingham, writes Helen Pattison, East London Socialist Party.

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3 April 2013

Them & Us

Black April: The front page headline of the Guardian called 1 April "The day that Britain changed". A number of the Tories' hated flagship policies are now in force, or due to be implemented later this month...

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Mansions and tower blocks - cap rents not benefits

7 March 2013

Scrap the bedroom tax

Cap rents not benefits:
On 1 April David Cameron's government of the rich will unveil their vicious 'bedroom tax'. On the same day the Con-Dems are cutting millionaires' taxes yet again, saving them over £100,000 a year!

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20 February 2013

Stop social cleansing: Cap rents, not benefits

Camden council has announced plans to move poorer families out of London

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13 February 2013

Them & Us

Making a mint from mince: British government officials are desperately trying to get a derogation (exemption) from new EU laws which limit the amount of fat and collagen (used in cosmetic surgery) which can be present in minced meat...

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Glasgow 1915 Rent Strike, photo by Unknown

Glasgow 1915 Rent Strike, photo by Unknown

31 October 2012

Housing: How the market has failed

When strikes and protests won reforms: Five million people in Britain - two million households - are desperate for decent, affordable housing...

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