Monthly Archives: January 2016

Meeting Bernie Sanders

There are several reasons why I’d like to see Bernie Sanders elected US President.  The very thought of a socialist in the White House is the stuff of fantasies, about as unlikely as Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour … Continue reading

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Housing After Corbyn

(As I begin this post I’m conscious that a number of people have tuned-in to my blog in the last few days.  I’m very flattered and hope you and others will find it worthwhile.  Please feel free to comment – … Continue reading

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The End of Council Housing (?)

Very good article here by John Harris in the Guardian (and I’m not just saying that!), my only real criticism being that ‘the end’ of council housing is the thing we have to fight to prevent. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/04/end-of-council-housing-bill-secure-tenancies-pay-to-stay  

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Housing Policy in Practice

One of the problems with policy making (and sometimes politics more generally) is that it can operate at a very abstract level.  If you’re sitting in a Whitehall office doing a Minister’s bidding, the reality of how policy affects lives … Continue reading

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Homes from Home

I was recently asked to write something for the West Ham United  supporters fanzine ‘Over Land and Sea‘ about the proposed redevelopment of the club’s current ground when they move to the London Olympic stadium in August 2016.  It’s reprinted … Continue reading

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