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Making some points on the housing crisis

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Making some points on the housing crisis

Getting the banners out at the start of the action at Potters Field next to City Hall

On Saturday 24th February, we joined activists from Class War and the Revolutionary Communist Group in an action to highlight the dire consequences of the housing crisis in London. Regular readers of this blog out in Essex may ask why we went on an action in London when we have more than enough issues relating to housing out here along the estuary. Simply, it’s because what happens in London with housing has a direct impact on the situation out here in southern Essex: A house in Vange owned by…Local Space Stratfordhttps://southessexstirrer.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/a-house-in-vange-owned-by-local-space-stratford/

What exacerbates the housing crisis in London is the construction of block after block of high specification luxury apartment blocks which are all too often left empty to be just brought and sold as investment vehicles by the global super…

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The Lampeter Brethren: A Victorian Sex Cult

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The Lampeter Brethren: A Victorian Sex Cult

Paul Morgan

St David’s College, Lampeter, is the smallest university in the UK. It’s the oldest in England or Wales after Oxford and Cambridge.  It’s also the furthest away from, well . . . anywhere really. When I arrived – after leaving school and a year away in Germany – I was charmed. It’s a feeling that’s never left me.

Lampeter is an ancient market town nestled comfortably in the hills of mid-Wales, hundreds of kilometres and across a mountain range from the nearest city, distant from any motorway or railway line. The only way to get there is to drive for hours along winding narrow roads sheltered by high hedges tangled with honeysuckle. It’s a bother to get there, and I suspect that’s just the way the locals like it. Listen to conversations on the High Street for ten minutes and you will learn the price of a cow, that the…

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DWP write to GP to advise not to give claimant sicknotes. Woman faced with eviction, man sent on a course miles away. Welcome to DWP hell.

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DWP write to GP to advise not to give claimant sicknotes. Woman faced with eviction, man sent on a course miles away. Welcome to DWP hell.

The poor side of life

Hi folks, I’m still here although some people and organisations like to wish that I wasn’t. It’s been a long week, it’s cold and I’m not that well AGAIN. Will this winter ever end? It appears not because yet another cold spell is on it’s way over and SWEP is in place for the street homeless folk in my area until Tuesday.

I arrived at Ashton Jobcentre 10 minutes early. This wasn’t planned, but I had my daughter in tow today as it’s the school holidays and we had ran out of shops to walk around. It’s the same in many small towns across the country, shops shutting because people are shopping elsewhere, and the communities don’t have enough money to spend in local shops. It’s a catch 22 situation.

I once had a dream that when I became an adult that I would own a shop similar to my…

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THE WITCH: A History of Fear from Ancient Times to the Present

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