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Yes,

As highlighted by the website Dadsplace, Sunderland council have decided to sell all 36,000 council houses to a business for £6200 each. Thats about £223 million in total. If they'd sold them for say £70K each, that'd be £2.5 billion.

This is apparently just the tip of the iceberg of corruption at Sunderland council.

Tony Blair & the higher echelon of NuLab must be very concerned by this? Too right they are. Their repsonse in true dictatorial fashion, is not to investigate the corruption & stop the sale of public property at knock down prices to private enterprise, but instead to get the Police to spend another £200K shutting the website & arresting the webmaster on trumped up charges.

Convenient that it's just prior to the local elections (apparently Labour are very concerned at the negative impact this website has had on them). They are desperate that the public shouldn't find out about this, so everyone should forward the story onto everyone they know. A kind of political email campaign to wake the public up.

Labour just don't seem to get it. It's not the website thats the problem, it's the way that Labour are blatantly lining their pockets at the tax payers expense, & then trying to brush all of the scandals under the carpet.

Acting like this just destroys the little credibility they have left - and good riddance too.

Do you think theres any chance of Charles Clarke resigning from the most lucrative gravy train that this country has ever seen?

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Yes,

As highlighted by the website Dadsplace, Sunderland council have decided to sell all 36,000 council houses to a business for £6200 each. Thats about £223 million in total. If they'd sold them for say £70K each, that'd be £2.5 billion.

This is apparently just the tip of the iceberg of corruption at Sunderland council.

Tony Blair & the higher echelon of NuLab must be very concerned by this? Too right they are. Their repsonse in true dictatorial fashion, is not to investigate the corruption & stop the sale of public property at knock down prices to private enterprise, but instead to get the Police to spend another £200K shutting the website & arresting the webmaster on trumped up charges.

Convenient that it's just prior to the local elections (apparently Labour are very concerned at the negative impact this website has had on them). They are desperate that the public shouldn't find out about this, so everyone should forward the story onto everyone they know. A kind of political email campaign to wake the public up.

Labour just don't seem to get it. It's not the website thats the problem, it's the way that Labour are blatantly lining their pockets at the tax payers expense, & then trying to brush all of the scandals under the carpet.

Acting like this just destroys the little credibility they have left - and good riddance too.

Do you think theres any chance of Charles Clarke resigning from the most lucrative gravy train that this country has ever seen?

im not familiar with dadsplace forum, what was it about.

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Yes,

As highlighted by the website Dadsplace, Sunderland council have decided to sell all 36,000 council houses to a business for £6200 each. Thats about £223 million in total. If they'd sold them for say £70K each, that'd be £2.5 billion.

This is apparently just the tip of the iceberg of corruption at Sunderland council.

Tony Blair & the higher echelon of NuLab must be very concerned by this? Too right they are. Their repsonse in true dictatorial fashion, is not to investigate the corruption & stop the sale of public property at knock down prices to private enterprise, but instead to get the Police to spend another £200K shutting the website & arresting the webmaster on trumped up charges.

Convenient that it's just prior to the local elections (apparently Labour are very concerned at the negative impact this website has had on them). They are desperate that the public shouldn't find out about this, so everyone should forward the story onto everyone they know. A kind of political email campaign to wake the public up.

Labour just don't seem to get it. It's not the website thats the problem, it's the way that Labour are blatantly lining their pockets at the tax payers expense, & then trying to brush all of the scandals under the carpet.

Acting like this just destroys the little credibility they have left - and good riddance too.

Do you think theres any chance of Charles Clarke resigning from the most lucrative gravy train that this country has ever seen?

Isn't there something a little more substantial than a suspended website to support this story?

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When it comes to the present government 'fraud' is simply a matter of degree. For example, they're rigging the elections as we speak, they will do anything to cling on to power, whatever it takes. In that context a few council homes mean nothing.

Sadly we're run by a small bunch of highly corrupt power hungry people, with out any sense of shame or accountability. However, provided they can bribe 19% of the electorate with a few free handouts, like a puppet on a string, and provided they can rig the elections at marginal seats... it's business as usual.

edit: just love that BBC headline/government line! They must think we're completely stupid!

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It does appear to have a whiff of a far-right smear campaign.....

The houses? Who cares, it matters little by comparison. You don't have to be of that persuasion to hate this government, there's hordes of people who dislike NuLabour, those trawling the council estates in their jackboots are simply one amongst many, there's a whole queue of people well before them.

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Regarding the local elections has everyone received their voting card yet?

Edit: There is no local election where I live! Lol.

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The whole sell off thing is a disgrace - there's voting done most of the time and tenants are bribed with the promise of repairs.

willow park in wythenshaw was the first in manchester to be sold off.

Defend Council Housing was against it all - not sure if they're still going.

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Regarding the local elections has everyone received their voting card yet?

The local Labour party took it upon themselves to deal with it for me. :angry:

Isn't there something a little more substantial than a suspended website to support this story?

Yeah, it's just insubstantial crap like the freedom of speech, which matters little.

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Well, if they are selling them off at 6 grand each, then it’s the first time in recent years I’ve known to sell at anywhere near the true value. Maybe they’re pro-active House Price Crashers. :)

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Dadsplace didn't start out to smear Sunderland council. It just gradually ended up being the main topic - apparently there's so much going on up there wrt people lining their own pockets, that it's unbelievable.

Just think about the 36,000 houses. We're in a position where we supposedly need the government to build 1.5 million new homes to house immigrants. So they sell 36,000 for peanuts & then build the new homes at a far higher cost, out of the tax payers pocket.

The private firm that buys them will probably:

a) Sell the better ones for £100K+

b. Sell even more for £70K-£100K

c) Rent a huge number to their current tennants, who's housing needs will be subsidised by the council (ie the taxpayer). So the council gets £6200 for the house, then spends probably more than that per annum in rent to the company that just bought them - in other words they're going to get the purchase price back in rent from the council - the houses are essentially for free.

d) Demolish delapidated areas & build "luxury appartments."

e) Demolish delapidated areas & sell the land at a far higher price than £6200 per house.

In other words, instead of selling this public property for the best price possible for the public good, a private company buys it all on the cheap & then stands to make £hundreds of millions from it - with a nice steady stream of income & profit from the council themselves.

There is just no logic in this decision & it just stinks of corruption & backhanders - I wonder who on the council will end up benfiting financially from this. If it is discovered that they have, then they should be sent away for a very, very long time.

The most disturbing point, is that Labour have just stifled the dissenting voice of the public by using the Police as political enforcers instead of Law enforcers. Instead of persecuting the website owners, they should be prosecuting the fraudsters.

We live in what is rapidly becoming a dictatorship, & people just can't see it.

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We live in what is rapidly becoming a dictatorship, & people just can't see it.

i can see it very clearly. i seem to recall that there was housing corruption up there in the past.

perhaps in necastle. our friends in the north drama covered it,

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There is just no logic in this decision & it just stinks of corruption & backhanders - I wonder who on the council will end up benfiting financially from this. If it is discovered that they have, then they should be sent away for a very, very long time.

Quite, it makes Dame Shirley look like an angel, but of course, she worked for the other bunch.

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it's not just labour that is at it but the Con's and lib dems's too as us sucker pay for it all and MP's turn the place into a poilice state so we can not question whats going on

Revolt i say :ph34r:

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The Sunderland Housing Group debacle has had quite a bit of coverage in Private Eye ("Rotten Boroughs" column, natch) and, until SHG cracked down, the local rag (Sunderland Echo--see http://www.sunderland-echo.co.uk/ViewArtic...ticleID=971970) and the specialist housing press (Housing Today etc.) It's been the gravy train to end 'em all. Oh, and the special deals were not availble to all and sundry--unsurpisingly, most apparently went as multi-unit blocks to favoured investors/developers, and many to friends, relations and shell companies with likely links to SHG employees.

We're now saddled with ghost town high-rises whose prices are unaffordable to all but the poshest S'land residents. Considering that the average income here hovers around £15,000/year, they seem to have taken a pagefrom that old movie: "if you build it, they will come."

No sign of them yet, and some of the empty recent buildings are looking right shabby already due to neglect.

And Seaham has just registered the highest housing price rises in the country, over 200%.

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In Leicester immigrant brought ran down property and got it all done up FOC because they all vote labour and this has been going on for 20 years.

White people live in the wrong area or apparantly earn too much to get housing grants.

money for votes by any other name and it's been going on that long do don't think anything is going to change very fast.

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