How marvellous it is

….to see Worstall’s Fallacy at full gallop this morning. In its new report, the IPPR warns us that there’s a hidden crisis of rural homelessness about which Something Must Be Done. Their research found that 6,270 households were accepted as homeless in 91 mainly or largely rural authorities in England in 2015-2016.

6 comments on “How marvellous it is

  1. ‘mainly or largely rural authorities in England’ means, wait for it …

    Fuckin Evil Tories !

    Where are the figures for mainly or largely urban authorities?

    IPPR is a cuntish organisation.

  2. > An average of 68 families per authority? Really?

    Presumably that’s the annual total, not the present number. So just over one household per week. Where “household” can mean a single person.

  3. “Presumably that’s the annual total, not the present number. So just over one household per week. Where “household” can mean a single person.”

    One homeless household per week is probably mostly covered by fire, flood or building becoming unsafe due to weather or building work.

  4. Being declared homeless covers a very wide category.

    My brother was SNLR from the army at his 9 year point. He’d done nothing wrong but as a Cpl it was deemed he’d reached his highest rank and there was an up or out policy.

    Being in quarters he had to find new housing, not very easy as he was in Germany. He applied for council housing where his wife came from, she’d had her own council house when they met, but they said he’d made himself intentionally homeless. The Army put them straight on that and he then qualified and was given a house.

  5. A father of a friend served 35 years in Germany, came back to the UK and was immidiately awarded 35-years-housing-points, so correctly applying the rules your friend should also have been given near-maximum housing points.

    Typical housing management incompetence, when I was a local councillor a lot of my casework was kicking Housing in the knackers where they’d messed up somebody’s perfectly straightforward, but not perfect, application.

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