11_december_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,282

Friday 11 December 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Class warfare is alive and well in Britain, relentlessly pursued by, as the Morning Star so eloquently put it, ‘A cabinet of the rich, for the rich, by the rich’. The bedroom tax remains as despicably divisive and vile a piece of class warfare as ever but ending lifetime tenancies is the vilest attack yet on working class families and communities.

You quite rightly said in 2010, ‘not everyone will support this and there will be quite a big argument’. Well there would have been had you not sneaked it through without so much as a whimper.

The idea that social housing is subsidised is a pernicious falsehood which the Adam Smith Institute, and all you free market religious freaks, are happy to peddle, saying the subsidy is the difference between the price of social rents and what the Adam Smith Institute describes as ‘true market prices’. This is the market as holy writ under the omnipotent god profit. Market prices are, as we all know to our great cost from the rip off prices we now pay for privatised utilities, whatever the market can get away with. The holy writ of the market is a scam that Corporate Watch exposed in 2014 as costing every household £250  more on their electricity, gas and water bills and train fares than if these services were publicly financed.

The religion of the markets is all about the money, people’s lives are not. Denying people the right to stable and secure housing and somewhere they can rightly call Home, where they can be settled, children raised and schooled, and be part of a wider community and have a social identity and enjoy familiarity and peace of mind is far beyond and above financial considerations and it is those considerations which this pernicious legislation is designed to attack.

The emotional and psychological cost of this social thuggery will be astronomical, attacking the very roots of working class identity in Britain. Those who want to whine and complain about social renting as unfair to them might like to get off their silly sanctimonious butts and fight their own battle against the insanity of the unrestrained markets, but of course, such division is what you sow and promote to serve your social vandalism. Rebranding social housing tenants as social pariahs is pure filth from the party of the rich, for the rich, by the rich who resent even the idea that working class people might actually get on in life and enjoy even a hint of the prosperity that you rich pariahs assume is your exclusive right and privilege.

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-5bd3-A-CABINET-OF-THE-RICH,-FOR-THE-RICH,-BY-THE-RICH#.VmldE7_Mvc4

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/09/council-tenants-lose-lifetime-right-to-live-in-property

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/aug/03/lifetime-council-tenancies-contracts-cameron

http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/welfare-pensions/social-housing-is-too-subsidised/

https://corporatewatch.org/news/2014/dec/08/energy-rail-and-water-privatisation-costs-uk-households-%C2%A3250-year

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