Tuesday, November 2, 2010
More anecdotal evidence of housing problems
Abena works part-time and is married with two daughters, aged seven and three. For the last eight years, she and her family have lived in a one-bedroom flat high in a tower block in Enfield. They do not have sufficient points for a two-bedroom council property. Shelter says that a million British children are living in overcrowded conditions. Anxiety about jobs and housing and a chaotic immigration programme led to the last surge of the far right. The private sector job surge, if it happens, will inevitably favour migrants. Jobs for milk-frothers in southern coffee bars wonâ€™t go to the jobless northern steelworker but to the pliable army of young Eastern Europeans. We are moving towards a world of elites with a mobile servant class.