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Uk Breaching Human Rights On Housing?

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I wonder how far this will go?

http://news.sky.com/story/1569033/uk-breaching-human-rights-over-housing

Produced by the group Just Fair, whose members include Crisis, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Save the Children and UNICEF UK, the report will be presented at the UN Committee on Economic Cultural and Social Rights later today.It argues that the fact the number of individuals forced to sleep rough has risen by 55% since 2010 - with 280,000 households at risk of homelessness - is a breach of the UK's international obligations.The group is also citing growing pressure pushing families away from social housing into the private rental sector, where properties are increasingly unaffordable and insecure.[..]

The Government has acknowledged the housing shortage, but attributed it to the financial crisis.

If they really wanted to do something about it they would, perhaps it will take UN pressure to start building social housing again, how embarrasing for a so called civilised nation. Edited by JustAnotherProle

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A spokesperson from the Department for Communities and Local Government said: "The 2008 economic crash devastated the housebuilding industry, leading to the lowest levels of starts for any peacetime year since the 1920s.

"Devastated"? What, their share prices went down and they decided to hoard land some more. For a so called civilised developed nation the UK's housing is shameful and wicked especially in London.

Edited by billybong

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"Devastated"? What, their share prices went down and they decided to hoard land some more. For a so called civilised developed nation the UK's housing is shameful and wicked especially in London.

Well said.

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I do wonder how the government can have any control over housing at all since 80% don't get built by them! I hope they get taken to the cleaners by the UN personally...

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I wonder how far this will go?http://news.sky.com/story/1569033/uk-breaching-human-rights-over-housing If they really wanted to do something about it they would, perhaps it will take UN pressure to start building social housing again, how embarrasing for a so called civilised nation.

They should also note the number of empty properties in the UK at least 250,000

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The problem is that their solution would almost certainly be "more housing benefit" and all these overcrowded households are normally overcrowded because they have too more children than their home is suitable for (normally for the extra benefits and because they think this will fast-track them into a cheap, social home). The families in the PRS are normally the ones working, with only a few children that they can support, "doing the right thing" and being royally screwed over because they weren't irresponsible.

Edited by fru-gal

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They should also note the number of empty properties in the UK at least 250,000

There is plenty of sale listings on RM with empty rooms.

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So does this 'human rights' breach apply to the Slovakian woman, who could hardly speak English interviewed on R4 this morning, she had 8 CHILDREN. Are we supposed to build houses for people like her who are a massive drain on the UK economy ???

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