Monthly Archives: March 2014

Return of the slumlords

Penultimate episode of my Morning Star mini-series here. Advertisements

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Housing, racism and the far-right

My column from today’s Morning Star is here. I don’t indulge this in the article, but 1993 – 1994 on the Isle of Dogs was a very important time and place for me.  I was working in a local housing office so … Continue reading

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Tony Benn – A giant amongst pygmies

Besides my own family (and the youth organiser of the Labour Party in the early 1980s) there were three men who inspired my interest and involvement in the labour movement.  One has been politically decomposing for years, another appears to … Continue reading

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Garden Cities and other ‘utopian dreams’

Everything you wanted to know about Garden Cities, but couldn’t be bothered to ask – my article in yesterday’s Morning Star here. I hope this doesn’t seem mawkish, but I’d like to dedicate this scribbling to Bob Crow.  As others … Continue reading

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Labour’s timid housing policy

The eagerly awaited second part of my mini-series is here.

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