Alan Walter

Active housing

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Glyn Robbins concludes rightly that the obvious answer to the housing crisis is for government to invest in a new generation of first class council housing (Feature, Socialist Review, June 2008).

Socialists should expose the language of "affordable" and "social" housing designed to fudge the difference between council (public) housing and private (including housing association) alternatives that are less secure, more expensive and unaccountable.

Housing: No Easy Touch

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On 16 April Defend Council Housing (DCH) is organising a 'Case for Council Housing' briefing for MPs at parliament.

Tenants' federations, trade unions and local activists are organising delegations from each area, and contacting their MPs to persuade them to join them at the briefing. Contributors already include an impressive list of tenant reps, MPs, academics and trade unionists. Ucatt, Unison, and the GMB are all supporting the event.

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