Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Saturday, 25 February 2012
The Guardian report on the growing scale of London's housing problem doesn't really convey the extent of the problem. Cuts in housing benefit from last year, and the grossly overinflated prices of housing in London will force Councils to move people many miles from their communities. The areas that they will be forced to go to are likely to be poorer and have fewer employment opportunities. Thus, the Tory government is creating social upheaval and undermining the economy as a whole.