November 24, 2017

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The Magic Money Tree -

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Housing Wonderland by Ian Lewis -

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Will STPs finally wreck the NHS? -

Sunday, June 18, 2017

STPs – A new way to wreck the NHS -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Private health insurance doesn’t cover A & E!! -

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Housing Wonderland by Ian Lewis

Housing in Britain is broken. Everyone agrees, yet the discussion goes round and round the same narrow circle of choices. Nobody seems to realise that there’s no cosmic inevitability about things as they are. London gets another set of empty towers or a garden bridge (or not), not because of some abstract destiny, but because people – actual human beings – decide it shall be so. ANOTHER WAY And so, for a different approach to housing, I offer you the city of Vienna. Vienna has a population of roughly 1.8 million – of whom approximately 60% live in social or…

Generation Rent are Thatcher’s Housing Legacy

Generation Rent includes many young people with degrees and good jobs who have no hope of buying a house or flat. They have even less hope of being eligible for social housing and are forced to rent in the private sector. Most of the good jobs are in London area and this is where the problem is most acute. House prices remain high as demand outstrips supply flamed, in part, by the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. The natural corollary is that rents also keep rising and being a landlord becomes even more attractive to those with capital. Sixty per cent…