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I think the game is plane for all to see.

The rich buy up the housing stock ( ex-council houses included ).

They then get the tax payers to pay massive rents to them to house everyone...or some mug pays a fortune to buy an ex council house.

It's over-priced social housing under-pinned by the tax payers.

They must think we are mugs.

Any young person with any sort of gumption ( great word that ) will leave these shores.

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

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The comment on R4 this morning was that housing benefit was really a landlord benefit.

... and then they had Jim Rogers on, the usual story of buy a farm because you are all doomed!

I think R4 has been hijacked by ZeroHedgeFM :)

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/duchy-of-cornwall-and-crown-estate-received-over-200000-in-housing-benefit-payments-last-year-9150472.html

Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall estate and the Crown Estate received a total of more than £200,000 in housing benefit payments for their tenants last year, according to a report.

Campaigners called for regulation of the amount of housing benefit that is paid to landlords, saying the money was helping them to “grow their property empires” rather than helping poor people.

The Crown Estate was paid at least £38,539 in housing benefit payments by one council last year, while the Duchy of Cornwall received at least £163,000, the Daily Mirror reported, adding that the true figures were probably higher.

Defend Council Housing, a campaigner group, said there should be a cap on the amount of housing benefit that landlords can be paid.

“We should be regulating the amount of rent we pay to landlords like him and if the Duchy of Cornwall paid its fair share of taxes we could use the money to build new high quality council housing for the benefit of the nation,” Eileen Short, a spokeswoman for the group, said.

Communist stuff here!!! Capping the amount of state benefits multimillionaires can receive! Disgraceful.

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The comment on R4 this morning was that housing benefit was really a landlord benefit.

Ultimately it is...thought it benefits the tennant too as they get a place to live. The trouble is the HB is setting a floor for rents rather than being used to set a ceiling.

The whole thing is Thatchers fault.

Who in their right mind apart from the bankers and the rich thinks selling off the social housing stock is anything but a disaster waiting to happen.

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I'm going to stick up for Prince Charles here. In the 1980s when there was massive unemployment on Merseyside and it was ten times as grim as things are now the Prince's Trust were the only people to do anything at all for the unemployed. Literally nobody else did a damn thing, neither people from the Right nor the Left...nobody. The Prince's Trust provided young unemployed people with funding to start their own businesses. Admittedly some businesses were a bit suspect, like my mate who managed to get funding for his band. But some businesses worked and that small gesture hasn't been forgotten by me.

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Tomorrow's Mirror:

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If you squint they look like the Wilsons.

Not much difference in practice apart from the tiara.

May as well all sing 'God Save Fergus' at the Olympics/Rugby

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Ultimately it is...thought it benefits the tennant too as they get a place to live. The trouble is the HB is setting a floor for rents rather than being used to set a ceiling.

The whole thing is Thatchers fault.

Who in their right mind apart from the bankers and the rich thinks selling off the social housing stock is anything but a disaster waiting to happen.

yes.

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Ultimately it is...thought it benefits the tennant too as they get a place to live. The trouble is the HB is setting a floor for rents rather than being used to set a ceiling.

At least that floor has come down since ...

The whole thing is Thatchers fault.

... since the days when housing benefit levels (for a single person) were set at 100% of my graduate salary. Or 163% of my salary after PAYE income tax. Thatcher was getting a lot of stick at the time for bringing those levels down and driving the poor into destitution.

Who in their right mind apart from the bankers and the rich thinks selling off the social housing stock is anything but a disaster waiting to happen.

Someone who could see the social housing stock was an unsustainable cost to the taxpayer?

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