Karen Buck, MP for Westminster North, said the changes would result in a mass \”exodus\” of families from districts such as Westminster, Chelsea, Fulham and Islington.
Err, yes, that\’s rather the point.
We rightly, and righteously, subsidise the purchase of food for those who do not have enough money to pay for food.
We do not, however, subsidise the purchase of caviar.
Living in the most expensive boroughs in the country is the housing equivalent of caviar. No, we really shouldn\’t be taxing households making £20,000 a year to provide £20,000 a year in rent subsidies to just one household.
One little number for you: housing benefit costs £700 per taxpayer per year.