Monday, 30 August 2010

Coalition scorecard - council tenancies again

-1 ... Stupid and unnecessary law allowing councils to prioritise locals over immigrants when allocating council housing, rather than basing it on need - even though immigrants only make up 2% of the social housing sector (1).
OVERALL - 0/10 A piece of stupid, unnecessary and diversionary rabble fodder legislation, designed to appeal to the Daily Mail and the Sun, addressing a non-existent problem and ignoring the real one, which is the lack of social housing stock. This is not rock bottom, they can go negative. But no reasonable government should.
1 - "Charities condemn plans to let councils house locals before immigrants," by Helen Pidd. Published in The Guardian, 29th of August, 2010. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/aug/29/social-housing-council-powers-immigration)

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