Thursday, 28 May 2015

Housing and anti-gentrification campaigns are building up all over London

Housing campaigns are springing up all over London as developers move into areas of social housing to build luxury flats that existing residents cannot afford. Social cleansing and gentrification are forcing families to move away from their workplaces, children's schools, family and social networks. However, resistance is building.


  1. This was a recent Camden New Journal lead story: Priced out of Camden, teachers commute by rail... from Folkestone.

    It can be very instructive to relate the impositions on benefit claimants re travelling distance they are prepared to commit to in daily commutes. Eg, there is this from 2008 when the Labour Employment Minister was actually Tony McNulty:

    "John McNulty, a DWP minister responsible for employment, claimed around £60,000 in allowances for a second home in his Harrow constituency, just 11 miles and a 40 minute tube ride away from Westminster. Yet he has recently decided that jobseekers’ allowance claimants should be prepared to travel up to three hours a day (instead of the previous two) to find work. - See more at:" — Souce: Community Care article DWP Ministers' hypocrisy over expenses claims

  2. Alison Hopkins29 May 2015 at 23:12

    That would be the same Tony McNulty whose wife was interim CE at Brent Council, paid via a tax avoiding company vehicle.

    1. Makes me laugh when people wonder how Sepp Blatter gets away with it.