Why I Joined the Labour Party – Doreen Illingworth

Why I joined the Labour Party: A war hero was crying on the phone to me.  This elderly gentleman was wondering how he would manage in the future with the housing benefit cuts that were being implemented. It was the early 80’s and Mrs. Thatcher’s awful Tory government was just getting into its stride.  My … Continue reading Why I Joined the Labour Party – Doreen Illingworth

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Safeguarding Tenants

Conservative ideology for a long time has been to minimise the state and maximise profits for those who already have money. The height of this was the selling off of social housing that began in the 1980s under Thatcher. The right to buy scheme, on paper, seemed a decent enough idea and gave long term … Continue reading Safeguarding Tenants