The National Housing Federation found that between January and March 2012 there were 3,960 families nationwide living in B&Bs, up from 2,750 over the same period in 2011. Photograph: Tony Watson/Alamy
I promised a bit of social commentary on this blog, but it’s been pretty much dominated by golf and soccer. This is the type of thing I mean by social commentary.
For all of the suckers who fell for that smarmy git in the elections two years ago and for Nick Clegg who, once he leaves #10 will likely never get re-elected as a quiz team captain let alone as a serious political candidate: this is what the Tories do!
They shaft the working class, line their own pockets first and then those of the captains of industry who got them there on the back of a promise that they would in turn be looked after once the blue flag was flying in Downing Street, again.
Any thought of that blue turning just a little green with the Lib Dem‘s splash of yellow has long since been whitewashed as Cameron’s given Clegg what he wanted, knowing full well that it would never get through the House.
How much more damage will Cameron and his silver-spoon cabinet cause before the UK’s the next European country to take arms and stage a modern-day version of the Peasant’s Revolt? This latest study by the National Housing Federation is another nail on a coffin-lid almost closed on Cameron and his cosseted cronies, showing just how many families are being forced into B&Bs because of Housing Benefit Capping under emergency temporary accommodation.
On top of that, add a 25% increase in the number of households classed as homeless since we were Con-Dem-ed at the polls, now over fifty thousand, and the dawn of a second wave of Thatcherite Britain has not only penetrated the cloud on the eastern horizon but, before we know it, will be blinding us in the intensity of its midday heat.
Nobody voted for a coalition; we want it even less.
The Tories are using austerity as a weapon to crush the working man’s resolve, allowing foreign investors to buy homes in London, forcing the average price up making its historical residents homeless, sending them to Coventry, or just up the road to Stoke, and will let those investors living in the Capital plunder the vaults of the city of London and shift those monies back out of the UK before the Inland Revenue can say “income tax”. Let a working class bloke miss a penny payment in tax and he’s got a letter on the welcome mat the very next morning from the Inland Revenue demanding recompense.
Cameron – your time is up. Do the honourable thing, step down and let the country vote on who it wants to see in the Cabinet and not let you, who lost eight points to Clegg on the live debates you were insistent upon, seat your university chums in a cosy orifice where the light from the real world no longer shines.