More bad news for social housing in the UK! Social housing was brought in during the 1930’s by a Liberal Government. This was because of the disgracefully poor quality private rented properties. In the 1930s people were still living in hovels, in the ‘land fit for heroes’. Firstly under Labour, who continued with Thatcher’s policies and now under this satanic Conservative party. We are returning to the days of utter deprivation for most of the public: poverty-in-the-uk..
We have gone back in time, to a period similar to that written about by Robert Tressell in ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists‘! And yet, we are now in the 21st Century. How has this been allowed to happen, where are the opposition political parties?
The UK’s Sustainable Development Commission (disbanded by the present Conservative Government) produced a report called Prosperity without Growth in 2009. I do not know, if they used any of the material from the earlier Die Grünen economic programmes (link below) from the eighties? But it is a pity that the German Green Party, that recognised that continued growth, could not continue, broke up. And that we just seem to be recycling old ideas, without them materialising into actions.
Back in 2011, at the UK’s Green Party conference in Cardiff. At a fringe meeting, Equality without Growth, the author of the Prosperity without Growth, Tim Jackson. Spoke about the need for the Green Party to show real leadership, by pushing forward an agenda for Degrowth. Something that was needed as the Global North was suffering from the financial melt-down. Unfortunately, the UK’s Green Party promotes the continued pursuit of economic growth!