Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

BOOK RELEASE: There’s No Place

My book, There’s No Place: The American Housing Crisis and what it means for the UK, will be published in June.  Here’s what some people are saying about it: “Glyn Robbins knows what he’s talking about.  If words are weapons, … Continue reading

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Trump means Trump

In the past I’ve used this blog to express (confess?) my strange love for America, so I feel compelled to say a few words about recent events.  I don’t want to add to the deluge of pontificating punditry, some of … Continue reading

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Bernie’s Last Stand?

Last Thursday, in a car-park in south-east Washington DC, Bernie Sanders spoke at what was probably his last rally in a campaign that has shaken the US political status quo.  That at least ten million people have voted for him … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Stitch-Up

West Ham play their last game at Upton Park on 7th May, so the question of how the abandoned Boleyn Ground will be used is nearing its conclusion. The developers would like to send in the bulldozers immediately after the … Continue reading

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The Housing and Planning Bill – Letter to my MP

Please feel free to use/adapt this to write to your MP (with copies to the Housing Minister Brandon Lewis (brandon.lewis@communities.gsi.gov.uk) and his Labour shadow, John Healey (john.healey.MP@parliament.uk) Dear Rushanara Ali MP Re. the Housing and Planning Bill 2015 This legislation … Continue reading

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Mel King Speaks

I’m in the process of sifting through the scattered notes and recordings from my US housing trip, in the hope of stitching them together in a book.  I’ve just transcribed extracts from a speech by Mel King at Boston’s Tent … Continue reading

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Mission Creep

Every time I think the housing crisis has reached its reductio ad absurdum (that’s Latin for ‘bloody stupid’) it goes to another level.  Until last night, I’d never stayed with Airbnb.  Of all the times in all the places to … Continue reading

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