Why housing campaigns are flogging a dead house

You are correct Joe, with even Shelter pushing the need for more affordable homes! In 100% controlled Labour, the council has continued its demolition of perfectly ‘fit-for-purpose’ council homes. To make way for ‘homes-to-buy’, which are built to the lowest energy efficiency. So that property developers, like Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash can accumulate more wealth, at the tax payers expense. Despite the fact, there is over 5,000 empty dwellings in Manchester. And as you state, the social housing sector has done nothing, to highlight the nonsense actions by the council.
Richard Leese, the council leader thinks building more ‘home-to-buy, will bring more young professionals into Manchester. Manchester is already, one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It has the lowest life expectancy for males and third for females. 60% of people who work in Manchester, come from outside Manchester. Therefore, we have high unemployment, in some areas it is 55%, who are ‘economically inactive’. Homelessness, is increasing because of social cleansing, but even the young professionals are finding it difficult to make ends meet.
The big problem in Manchester, is that the electorate are not voting. Lucy Powell elected as MP, with only a 28% turn-out. A recent council election, the turn-out was 11% and this is an area, which has undergone “Regeneration”.

The 2.25 Million Hidden Unemployed People Reveals The Stark Truth: There’s No Fucking Jobs

Something I have trying to get over to people, there is no work out there for people. So, politicians should be looking at ‘Prosperity without Growth’, changing the system completely. Instead of promising this will jobs and that will brings jobs, when there are few jobs about.

the void

jc-tweets1jean1 A senior DWP manager has a motivational meltdown on twitter.

According to the latest statistics there are currently 1.84 million unemployed people.  There are also 1.3 million people working part time because they cannot find a full time job.  Nearly half a million people who are officially employed work less than six hours a week.  Over 100,000 so-called employed people are actually on unpaid workfare.

But even this only tells half the truth about the number of under and unemployed people in the UK.  There are a staggering 2.25 million people who are ‘economically inactive’ and want a job but who are not included in the unemployment figures.  That means the true number of unemployed people, if unemployed is defined as not having a job and wanting one – which is how it should be fucking defined – is over four million.

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How I discovered a coffee pot was making my patient sick

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Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get away from plastics, they are ever where. Especially if you shop at supermarkets, everything is just about covered in the seemingly harmless, fossil-fuel derived and non-biodegradable substance. If you look at a number of organic drinks, they come in glass bottles, not in plastic containers. Organic fruit and vegetables are sold loose, with paper bags being available. It is difficult to get away from it, but you can reduce your exposure.