The gradual privatisation of social housing has turned Britain’s housing market into a postcode lottery that unfairly marginalises those who can least afford it. Successive UK governments have applied free market economic principles which have decimated our communities. This week on Renegade Inc we are joined by filmmaker, Paul Sng, and author and sociologist, Lisa McKenzie, to discuss how to stop the great British housing slump.
The NHS founding principle was simple: comprehensive, universal healthcare free at the point of delivery. Now it’s a political football shaped by the governing parties’ economic beliefs – but is there something else at play behind party politics.
As a family doctor it became increasingly obvious that the NHS was being deliberately run down. My patients were not getting good and timely care, often not being admitted due to lack of beds, or being discharged prematurely and suffering as a result.
Land is a necessity for human existence and remains the original source of all wealth. Yet bankers, economists, and politicians have simplistically lumped land and capital together, so apparently, now they mean the same thing.
I wish I’d been in that meeting. You know, the one where East Riding County Council instructed Jacobs Enforcement Services to recover an outstanding parking fine from nurse Rachael Carron. The use of private debt recovery and enforcement is little more than legalised racketeering.