Years of Tory misrule have made this mantra commonplace and their arrogance and penny pinching meanness is staggeringly appalling.
The rich get richer and use the mainstream media to sneer and berate the poor. One of their favourite assaults is to attack the so called ‘benefit scroungers’ – people who have to make ends meet by getting money from the state to cover their rent.
The rich like to paint these people as a burden on the state forgetting that it is the rents that the poverty owners fix at such staggeringly high prices that is causing this problem. Rent is out of control in the UK- a pile of bricks or shoe cupboard in london is getting out of the reach of people who are not spoiled.
The arrogance of the landlords is staggering and it about time rents were capped otherwise a city like London and to a certain extent Manchester and other UK cities will become unliveable and just playgrounds for the wealthy.
Please sign the petition for the capping of rents here
Why is this important?
To reduce the housing benefit bill drastically So families don't have to choose between food or rent So people can afford to live in the city with the most jobs in the UK So there is less incentive to become a buy to let landlord, thus allowing first time buyers more opportunities to buy properties Most young people who work in London know that they will have to move far out of London if they want to have a family as rents for family size properties are so high e.g. £350 a week for a three bedroom property. London should not only be affordable to the rich or to those who are lucky enough to own homes. I would suggest a rent cap which is much closer to Council housing rents. For example: