Social housing is one of our greatest achievements – why do so many people seem ashamed of it?

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Tuesday 21 September 2021 17:24
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<p>‘Many people today would jump at the opportunity to rent a property from their local authority’ </p>

‘Many people today would jump at the opportunity to rent a property from their local authority’

Gloria de Piero (‘Why is a lefty like me working at GB News?’, 21 September) has joined the long list of media commentators and celebrities who label “being raised on a council estate” as equivalent to the modern equivalent of Dante’s Inferno. Many people today would jump at the opportunity to rent a property from their local authority. The provision of social housing in the mid-20th century, by governments of all shades, was arguably one of the great achievements of the time.

The present government’s empty “levelling up” rhetoric is pathetic by comparison.

Andrew Cameron

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