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Old Today, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Brave New World View Post
I am British and the move started in the 80's under Margaret Thatcher and the selling off of council houses to those living in them.

In terms of Housing Associations they date back over 150 years and have been part of the social fabric of the country well before the Post WW2 Welfare State.

Non-profit Housing Associations do a good job and I welcome their expansion, along with more affordable housing, rent controls and state provision in relation to local authorities.

This mixed market of social housing offers a very good way to improve access to housing and with better regulations in relation to private landlords.

I don't think you can start playing the blame game in terms of housing, as the rubbish which was constructed under Labour Governments during the 60's and 70's was often sub-standard and has had to be demolished at great expense.

In terms of trnsmigration, London has a record population approaching nearly 9 million and there are lots of housing association as well as public and private investment beng made in terms of housing in London.

Whilst a lot of gentrification and invrstment has occurred in major cities outside of London.
Well aware when the move started as was living in London at the time. Was even involved for a short period of time gauging the consensus with regards moving from council to housing trusts. Not just something read about. The demise of council housing meant private hotels were making tidy profits from the homeless families etc. All at tax payer cost obviously.

Different times. Yes I lot was rubbish builds in the sixties, destroying long established working class communities, but equally a lot of that housing that the flats replaced were sub standard , with a lot also destroyed or damaged from the war years. Flats/high rises were regarded as rather Avant guard in early days. The social problems that later manifested not apparently envisaged.

Trans migration has nothing to do with greater numbers coming into London. mostly from abroad. It is the 'forced' or 'highly encouraged' moving of council tenants to other cheaper areas of generally England.
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Old Today, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BCC_1 View Post
No, we have not.

If you can't see the difference, that's fine.

Well I see the similarities, which are obvious with folk getting expertise medical advise/interventions from other sources outside their country. Not many of course, are of the means to import a foreign doctor granted, but numerous occasions when specialist treatment sought in America, one not long ago in Italy and so on.
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