Times letter: Social housing security

Trevor Ellis agrees with Cllr Abdirazak Abdi about social housing.

Trevor Ellis agrees with Cllr Abdirazak Abdi about social housing. - Credit: Archant

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Letter proves talk is cheap

Trevor Ellis, Chalk Hill Road, Wembley, writes:

I would like to share my thoughts on the letter from Cllr Abdidrazak Abdi in the Times.

First and foremost, I share Cllr Abdi’s concern about the lack of security in regards to social housing in the South Kilburn ward. It really upsets me to know the ward I lived in as a young boy in the 1970s is effectively being gentrified. The impact that has on the working class tenants is often devastating, with the inevitable feelings of insecurity, anxiety and frustration, mixed with a strong sense of betrayal.

Yet the irony is, almost 22 years ago, the former “Labour” leader Tony Blair was saying “Britain deserves better” and here we have a “Labour” councillor expressing his concern about a basic lack of security for tenants living in social housing in a “Labour”-run ward!!!

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That should serve as a much needed reminder that talk is still cheap but no more so than when it comes from politicians who fail to deliver on the promises they make to the electorate.

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