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Respect welcomes 17 new council homes but asks why not more?

October 5, 2009

“Any new council homes in Tower Hamlets is very welcome, breaking an absurd 25 year embargo on building council homes,” said Councillor Abjol Miah, Leader of the Respect Group this morning. “However 17 homes will only make the smallest of contributions to addressing the scandal of overcrowding in this borough.

“Official council estimates puts the level of overcrowded households in Tower Hamlets at over 15,500. The population of the borough is going to have increased 25% by 2016 from the level in 2006. This means our problems are only going to get worse, not better, unless a much bolder and more radical plan for building council homes is adopted.

“A crash council building programme would not only help to address the housing crisis but would also generate much needed jobs in the face of rapidly rising unemployment.”

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  1. Gillian Freeman permalink
    October 7, 2009 12:40 pm

    Liverpool City of Culture is no better we have had no houses built and infact much of the outskirts have be come wastelands the money went to paper the cracks over and into the pockets of carpet baggers , and the council who had a yacht on loan in France for the boys to have their Jolly’s on, What did my street get we had the pavement stones replaced by tar mac and path stones in front of the door and a tree at each end of the road. Now as time goes on the Labour Party is taking everything from Liverpool poor there are no jobs so why talk about getting people back to work, I think they are talking about conscription. This is why those who have the right to retire are being told they have to work till they drop no matter how sick they are or how old, we are told what we will do as if children but I notice that there was no talk about war only fleecing the poor true cowards both parties. And Darling saying he will ASK the banks to be good who runs this country?

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