Is it fair that homeless, some of them intentional, should have better housing than people struggling to get by working for a living? I recall my grandparents, not well off by any means, bemoaning the fact that because they have a small private pension, others, seen as feckless, who never saved and only had the state pension also got a whole host of benefits that actually made them better off.
It’s all very well for champagne socialists to declare these schemes, and I certainly don’t support the rip off businesses such as Carillion. But there has to be a measure of equality in any process not just lifting some above others, working hard yet struggling in the mire, because it’s politically expedient to do so.
“Jeremy Corbyn today vowed to buy 8,000 homes and create new powers for councils to take over ‘deliberately’ empty luxury flats to end rough sleeping.
The Labour leader said the country needed ‘social priorities’ that placed homeless people above the right for foreign investors to buy and sell property off plan.”
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