(91) Manhattan-on-Thames

Recent policy changes in and around London, England are seen by some to represent the system ‘taking the gloves off’, so to speak, in regard to who gets what and lives where.  To some extent these policy changes probably just formally represent changes and desires that have been on the books and in the hearts of decision makers for some time.  If you are on the receiving end it may mot much matter from whence it all comes, this latest effort at reordering the UK’s capital, long the seat of extreme differences in income and standard of living.  These items linked below would appear to describe a bold-faced, formal, legalistic and economic effort to move the lower orders away from central/high prestige areas.

Council cuts: the Manhattanisation of central London  Guardian

Housing benefit cuts: Tory flagship prepares to give 5,000 households their marching orders Guardian