(105) Hullfare state

We aren’t saying that older, centralized urban hubs should be ossified on behalf of the poor.  But these ideas to manipulate and reposition socio-economic groups are no better than deliberate neighbourhood busting via highway projects or gentrification, are they?  Where’s the balance?  Linked here is an item from the Guardian for just such a scheme that would see people incentivized from London to the much smaller community of Hull on the North Sea.

London’s homeless could be forced to move as far as Hull: housing shortage could create exodus from capital as councils search for cheaper rents, charities warn

 

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