The horror, the horror!

Tens of thousands of low-income families in inner London and other areas of high housing demand will have to move to the suburbs,

This is an effect of the benefit cap and the lowering of housing benefit.

And can you imagine the horror of it all? Neasden? West Norwood? Surbiton for God\’s sake?

My God the Tories are baby eating bastards, aren\’t they?

Tory officials said: \”The ultimate effect is that some people will have to move to less expensive areas, but that is fair since if their working peers cannot afford to live in central London, why should a workless family be allowed to remain?\”

As I\’ve said before, those screaming about \”the cuts, the cuts\” don\’t seem to realise quite how that sort of thinking resonates with the majority of the population.

London is going to be a bit like Paris, with the poor living on the periphery. In many boroughs in inner London in three or four years there will be no poor people living in the private rented sector

And the problem with this is?

6 thoughts on “The horror, the horror!”

  1. I have an enormous mortgage, live in London and can’t afford to live in the centre, so I suppose I am ground-zero of those who should be ‘outraged’. But for some reason it’s so transparently a ‘Look over there’ issue of marginal importance it’s hard to be that bothered.

    The main problem is the planning laws that have made property so insanely expensive, even in ‘inner’ London.

  2. “And the problem with this is?”

    Not a problem for most of us, I contend, but a massive problem for the assorted Peoples Republics in Inner London as they see their client state up sticks and leave.

  3. “London is going to be a bit like Paris, with the poor living on the periphery.”

    So? The Islington chatterati are always saying we should be more continental, aren’t they?

    *chuckle*

  4. It means that the Islington Guardianistas might have to get a bit more cash out to pay for their cleaners and other hired help, in fact they might have to do their own vacuuming. Obviously to be forced into this kind of hard labour is an inhuman horror only imaginable to baby eating lizard people. Or thats what the Islington Guardianista will think anyway.

  5. Isn’t this just reversing Herbert Morrison’s plan to “build the Tories out of London”?

    I don’t know why the left didn’t expect the Tories to respond to all the talk last year of progressive alliances ending the Tories for ever? As I see it Dave’s big move to the LibDems was part of the response. Divide and conquer.

  6. “London is going to be a bit like Paris, with the poor living on the periphery. In many boroughs in inner London in three or four years there will be no poor people living in the private rented sector”

    Sorry, but I’m desparately trying to think of a European city that isn’t ‘like Paris’ & coming up a blank.
    So London should be unique?

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