Mission creep and treating people like vermin. how much longer?

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

20_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,206

Sunday 20 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Isn’t it astonishing to watch mission creep in action? A year or so ago, no one would have dared to suggest that older home owners living in houses with an extra bedroom or three should move into ‘proper housing for retired people in the right places’. It would have been so absurd it could only have been included in a satirical piece, perhaps along with feeding dead poor people to pigs. Don’t get any ideas about that, I am not offering ‘Paupers for Pigs’ as a policy idea, but it seems anything is possible these days.

Lynda Blackwell, head of mortgages at the Financial Conduct Authority, apparently said at a conference hosted by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, Britain had a ‘real issue with the last-time buyer’. She went on, “There’s lots of questions…

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