Kent property tycoon Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of houses and flats, has increased the rent of some 400 tenants by £50 within an hour of the Bank of England’s 0.25% interest rate rise. The rent rise is equivalent to a hike of 10% for tenants who were paying rents of £500 a month. Earlier … Continue reading Property tycoon hikes rent 10%
The Greek government announced last month the official end of the “support” program of the European Stability Mechanism (EMS). The 10-year-long memorandum has successfully turned Greece into a debt colony, dismantling the state welfare system to the benefit of the EU/IMF bosses and the local dependent bourgeoisie and condemning the Greek working class to misery … Continue reading Barbaric Greek austerity: a model for Britain?
Join us on Saturday 23 September, from 12 noon, at Tottenham Green (nearest tube Seven Sisters) to support the residents of Haringey. Haringey Council’s Labour Cabinet has agreed a plan to destroy social housing and to give itself the option to build a new type of segregated housing estate. In new estates lower income tenants … Continue reading Save Haringey: stop HDV!
Join us to protest the disgrace of social cleansing in London and the Haringey Development Vehicle: Saturday 23 September, 12:00, Tottenham Green. On Monday 3 July about 200 protestors entered the foyer of the London Borough of Haringey’s Civic Centre in protest at plans to knock down a significant percentage of local council housing and … Continue reading Labour council pushes ahead with housing segregation in Haringey
The horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which has killed so many working-class people, demonstrates the terrible reality of housing in Britain today. In the wealthiest area in Britain, and one of the most desirable property markets in the world, scores of working-class people in social housing have died, and many more have been … Continue reading Grenfell: social murder