HEN wrote:Such dribbling half-baked crap.
I keep hearing this nonsense about Tory policy being to "target" the homeless, and that there's a "deliberate" plan to keep these numbers high.
I mean, I'd never vote Conservative, I dislike May (and think her party are making a real fucking mess of everything) - but why do the Left keep pushing these preposterous allegations? Fuck knows there's enough there that's valid to attack!
I like you a lot John, but sometimes your naivety on such matters staggers me.
No one is saying the Tories are so evil that they enjoy watching people die on the streets. But their housing policy ( with the exception of the consensual policies of the McMillan Government) has always favoured the privatisation and profitisation, almost always at the cost of care and provision, of housing and giving greater powers to landlords and wealthy developers. There is a long and complex history to this, but the upshot of it is a housing market that it is no longer affordable to many, whether we are talking renting or buying, and people living in slum conditions. We are now at the point of such crisis that even many Tories ( at least the few that don't have substantial property investment) see something must be done. And yes the effect of such policies has been homelessness among other things.