Wirral MP's 'Blithe attitude' shows Government could not care less

THE blithe attitude of Esther McVey is exposed when she wrote that residents "will of course have the choice of making up the shortfall themselves or move".

This statement says so much about the out-of-touch Government of which she is now a minister.

Most people living in social housing could no more "make up the shortfall" than fly to the moon – and if McVey and the posh Tories she represents don’t know this, then they’re in urgent need of a lesson in reality.

The more likely explanation though is that they actually do know it, but they couldn’t care less.

Paula Roberts by email.
 

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10:24am Wed 21 Nov 12

carlasway says...

This bedroom tax is not about saving money, it is the governments way of privatising social homes, example my rent to WPH per week £85.60, for my 3 bedroom house, if I am forced to downsize into the private sector, the local housing allowance for a 1 bedroom property would be paid in full at £86.54 per week, LHA for a 3 bed house in private sector is £126.92, per wk ,this is just another way of this government lining the pockets of PRS landlords—I see the government are not reducing the financial support to MPs for their housing costs like they are for ordinary folk -- they get no penalty for over-occupying like us plebbs. They are so keen filling" their own pockets whilst emptying those of others! This government know there are not enough smaller properties in the social sector.
WPH has previously stated it will take them at least 7 years to rehouse the under-occupiers.
This bedroom tax is not about saving money, it is the governments way of privatising social homes, example my rent to WPH per week £85.60, for my 3 bedroom house, if I am forced to downsize into the private sector, the local housing allowance for a 1 bedroom property would be paid in full at £86.54 per week, LHA for a 3 bed house in private sector is £126.92, per wk ,this is just another way of this government lining the pockets of PRS landlords—I see the government are not reducing the financial support to MPs for their housing costs like they are for ordinary folk -- they get no penalty for over-occupying like us plebbs. They are so keen filling" their own pockets whilst emptying those of others! This government know there are not enough smaller properties in the social sector. WPH has previously stated it will take them at least 7 years to rehouse the under-occupiers. carlasway
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