The cost to the taxpayer of directly supplementing private landlords through the Housing Benefit system was £9.3 billion last year. Much of that has gone directly into the pockets of some of the most wealthy people in our country. Continue reading Our nation needs new council houses
The following letter appeared in the Whitstable Gazette in response to my column of the 28th of July: It’s easy to explain why Corbyn proves popular: I agree with C J Stone that the future of the Labour Party is uncertain if Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading Letters in response to my column about Jeremy Corbyn
I’ll start with a dream. It’s as good a place as any. I was skiing down a slope in a place not unlike Poiana Brasov in Romania, a kind of cut-price version of the Swiss Alps. It was an ecstatic, … Continue reading Money, Magic and the Imagination – Part I
Delivery office So the old delivery office on Cromwell Road, has been demolished at last. One of my colleagues told me. He said that that they were starting work as he began a loop, and that they were finished by … Continue reading Wrecking ball ends sorting office hopes
Have you noticed that, with all the turmoil in the Labour Party, the Chilcot Report has completely disappeared from the news agenda? The question is no longer: should we try Tony Blair for launching an illegal war, in which possibly … Continue reading Are we living in an Age of Terror?