Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Council House Tenants Face Regular Eviction

I have to admit that there have been some things that our ConDem masters have done that should heap great shame upon the Labour Party. Things like scaling back on CCTV and the scrapping of ID cards. But underneath these small islands of joy the real shape of their politics remains for all to see.

Now they're looking to target people who live in council or association homes. Regular means testing, getting a job, checking for pay rises or changes in family structure, all could lead to them being evicted, relocated out of where they've lived all their lives or forced to move into private accommodation.

This government, both Tories and Lib Dems can't bear to see the state provide services and not see the private sector have it's hand in the pie. Family friendly this government ain't. There's only one family that they serve and that's the family of the wealthy.

Every bit of progress that the post-war Labour government made in terms of health, accommodation and social welfare is being dismantled bit by bit, being fragmented and torn apart for capital to feast upon. And we're letting it happen.

Voice of the Daily Mirror - mirror.co.uk