Utopian thinking: Free housing should be a universal right
Just think for a moment what the state of play might be if Britain was a place with free state housing for all.
New housing inherited by the government from the deceased, or those moving elsewhere, would be allocated to an annually defined number of people from outside communities.
Don’t these people ever look at the world around them?
We’ve actually tried this system. Multiple times in fact. Just go and look at any East European or other ex-Soviet city. Wander around the vertical slums of the panelaki, Khrushyovka. The report back to us on the government provision and allocation of housing for all.