The War to Live in London: Regeneration Game (Full Length)

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In the run up to the 2015 general election, a war is going on for the right to live in London. Rapid gentrification – praised as “regeneration” by local councils and property developers, derided as “social cleansing” by critics – is breaking up established communities. In some cases, families who’ve lived in London for generations are left homeless; in others, they are forced to move across the city or out of it completely. Meanwhile, the real estate opportunities are making lots of people – many of whom do not actually live in London – very rich.

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23 comments

  1. Unknown Frvr676 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    They are gonna spread gang crime all over the country if they carry on with this BS then they are gonna start blaming us for taking gang culture to the country side

  2. Luna 333 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    Um… ya.. It's 2020 – now this buffoon is your PM. Great choice.(NOT) ~Couldn't see through his BS lies? He's the UK version of Trump – well; maybe not, no one can be THAT bad

  3. Wayne Sheldon 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    UK PLC money walks bullshit talks. The game is over before it begins. Ever had a game of pool with someone who cleans up before you get a chance. Must be sad to want to humiliate another person like that. No sport. No chance. Understand the rules and that the odds are way out your favour. Its like going into war with a pea shooter

  4. MsLin1974 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    London prices rise by landlords over extending their hand by their pricing demands. Which is allowed by government. What that does Is forcing people in lower socio economic platforms to be pushed out. What about urban sprawl!!

  5. enoch powellsghost 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    And where will these rich people gets their slaves from?.
    Since no one could afford to live locally specially on the wages that will be dished out.
    You have to have mixed housing, do they really think a cleaner or caretaker can afford to live locally? to maintain these places.

  6. Grant Beerling 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    Quote Mark Twain; 'Buy land they are not making it anymore'

    Quote; Affordability crisis, Why? 
    Finicialization of debt, read easy money made out of finite land thanks to deregulation 1983 ( big bang) and 1996 (buy-to-let) rather than lending to new business as was the traditional use for banks.
    So yes this is a created economy out of nothing, via free market scarcity and looking to make money out of shrinking the asset that is land in a 'free market' economy.
    1960's with lending restrictions for building societies via Government policy to control money in the economy, plus banks were not allowed to lend outside of business lending ( ie no asset purchase to gamble). This equalled 3X average income of a one wage earner could buy an average family home over 25 years with 10% deposit.

    This changed in the mid 70's via the IMF changing government policy via loans ( that were not needed as we had changed to a fiat Currency in 1973, which the Government of the day did not understand the positive consequences as it was a new concept, US did this in 71 to pay for Vietnam and the OPEC crisis, did the US call in the IMF? No, because they understood how a Fiat currency works ) to deregulate, they do this every time and cause property bubbles, ie Japan 1980's, Tiger economies 1980's, (Ireland, Spain via EU Neoliberal policy)…all connected to Neoliberal economic 'theory'…

    Answer? Go North and take a look at our Nordic cousins…..It can be done..It's political will, that's all.

    (Ref; Prof Richard Werner, Ann Pettiford, Josh-Ryan Collins….just for starters, add in Mark Blyth about Austerity…)

  7. Greg Hallanan 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    These people who are social housing tenants, protesting. Should try getting a job and working for living. Stop the envy and trying to halt the progress of those whose play a part in the economy of the city.

  8. Lanney Don-ell 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    When the guy said it's a form of social cleansing I winsed at the horrific truth of his statement

  9. Palmer Organic Farms 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    Everyone hates unions, they've been brainwashed into believing that unions are bad.. but, you need a union of the the workers, to work towards better wages.. but, people dont get it. And probably wont, until they are in poverty, living in sqallow…

  10. Steven Greenstock 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    Society operates on un-natural cycles….surfs, to farmers, to factory workers, to machine operators……now back to the countryside…..but you mustn't complain, it's sad that until problems effect no one plans ahead

  11. Si Ilias 20 June, 2020 at 20:55 Reply

    As a European that just moved to London last year, I really do understand the locals and true Londoners that are slowly cleansed out of their homes, to give way to huge new glass tower-blocks. But at the same time, I really can't stand the utter stupidity of left wingers shouting "housing is a right". No, housing is not a right. You work and you build your home. If you can't afford it, the state has to help you. But in that case, you should't be allowed to be picky on where you want to live, because you're on benefits.
    What has to be done is to stop foreign investors/oligarchs/petrol money twats from buying properties in bulk. Somehow there must be a cap on how many homes you own. But then again, that wouldn't be capitalism, wouldn't it?
    UPDATE: Yes, council housing IS a right.

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