This Is Our City Not Theirs, It’s Time To Tell The Rich To Fuck Off

Johnny Void gives here a vivid description of the social cleansing being carried out in London, and urges people to join the anti-poor doors demonstration and protest against Boris Johnson’s budget this Thursday. While the protest is very about what is happening in London, it’s also happening in the rest of the UK as well. There are parts of Bristol where the property prices have made homes unaffordable to local people. A few years ago Private Eye carried a story about how the purchase of an area of working class homes in one of the northern cities. These were compulsorily purchased from their occupiers, and then redone as luxury homes for the rich. All in the name of improvement and the renovation of working class housing, which in fact saw the working class evicted from the area. Similar protests to those described by Johnny Void are badly needed elsewhere, before Cameron and his cronies make more people homeless. You wonder if they really intend to create third-world conditions, with luxury homes for the few, and the starving masses crammed into shanty towns and tent cities.

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As glass and concrete spindles made of luxury flats climb into the clouds above London below them lives a generation of children who will never be able to afford to live here when they are grown up.

Across the capital families and communities are being fractured as rents soar beyond poverty wages and benefit caps mean eviction and forced relocation for those who fall on hard times.  In central London at night huddled bodies in sleeping bags fill the shop doorways whilst camps of homeless migrants hide beneath bridges and in tunnels after finding out the city’s streets were actually paved with shit.  Social housing estates are being slowly run down, decanted and demolished to make way for the rich and a handful of so-called affordable properties that nobody local can afford.  Gentrification forces up rents and closes down well loved local pubs and markets to be replaced by hipster…

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    […] beastrabban:Johnny Void gives here a vivid description of the social cleansing being carried out in London, and urges people to join the anti-poor doors demonstration and protest against Boris Johnson’s budget this Thursday.  […]

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