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Further attacks from the toffs
Ok folks, roll up' roll up! Enjoy an afternoon of fun and frolics as New Capatalist War Mongering Labour organise a protest in our good own city centre here in beloved Bristol. Due to kick off (if only ;^)) tomorrow, Saturday 16th March.
Meeting at College Green outside Gotham Hall, some Labour power hungry 'wannabe' is exploiting the misery and suffering of many working class citizens for her own twisted ends.
Figures taken from the local right wing local press :-
Householders who claim benefit will lose some of their money if they are deemed to have any spare bedrooms.
The city council has released figures which shows that an estimated 4,714 households will be affected in Bristol.
Of these, 3,639 are rented from the council and 1,075 from registered social landlords.
In Bristol, Labour says council tenants with one spare bedroom will lose £11 a week and for those in low rent housing association accommodation, £16.64.
Council tenants with two spare bedrooms would lose £21 a week and housing association tenants, £29.27 a week.
The worst-hit ward in the city will be Lawrence Hill where 460 households will be affected and who will lose an average £728 a year in benefits.
Labour's Bristol West parliamentary candidate Thangam Debbonaire has organised the rally which starts at noon and will call for the bedroom tax to be repealed.
OK, the next bit is cut and pasted too but I'm hoping you'll read on. I don't agree with it all but there is (a little, as in scrap, food for thought).
Another publicity stunt from the discredited Bristol Labour Party. Against everything, offering nothing. There is a housing shortage, that is obvious. Labour's solution to this is to 'build 4,000 homes'. Without any sort of planning this is an empty soundbite. Who will build these houses? And where? Land is expensive and building firms don't do these things for charity. Will these houses be retained by the council to ease social housing problems? Or will they be sold off to as 'affordable housing' which means absolutely nothing. When the average deposit needed for a house is £30,000 the word 'affordable' is completely redundant. Without controls and council investment of millions we will simply be building a new generation of cash cows for private landlords.