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Social Housing To Be Blown Up For Opening Ceremony

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those two dogs look like a couple of bruisers :o

The area is being 'regenerated' or socially cleansed, not sure which!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/04/glasgow-commonwealth-games-demolish-flats_n_5089274.html?1396602658

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I know these blocks have their problems, but there does seem to be something deeply symbolic about blowing up social housing for an opening ceremony!

A good way of showing how good they are wasting public money? My house was built for poor people in the 1890's and is still fine. It should be a scandal that these blocks can't last as long.

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So where are the new homes that they build for people to live in?

Its good to know we have so much housing in the UK, social and otherwise, that we can blow it up in front of the world!

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Maybe they couldn't afford the fireworks, or didn't want to waste money on fireworks.....coming down anyway, will still create a bang? ;)

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It almost struck me that if you wanted a policy of unfettered immigration then Scotland would be ideal as basically you have the population the size of Yorkshire in quite a large landmass.

Obviously we can't take the risk of several hundred ex- social homes coming on the market and de-stabilising the housing market. If these flats were in London, they would have been offered to off plan BTL investors for £250k per unit!

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Have they informed the residents? or is it part of Osborne's austerity measures to reduce numbers of lazy feckless housing benefit scrounging doleys?

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While local officials insisted it was “symbolic of the changing face of Glasgow”, others described it as “highly insensitive” to those who have lived in the towers over the years.

But Alison Irvine, whose 2011 novel This Road Is Red was based on interviews with people living in the towers, told The Independent: “I think it’s insensitive and crude. It rides roughshod over all the memories of the people that lived there."

Didn't a single person remark that there's a UK housing shortage.

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