Housing horrors

In France the government has decreed that many more ‘HLM’s (Habitations à Loyer Modéré or Homes at Moderate Rent) must be sold. But, although HLM are the equivalent to our council housing, there is no subsidy for the tenant – only first refusal on the purchase. Unsurprisingly the homes (almost invariably flats) are proving difficult… Read more

Strepsils and hope

Nicola Sturgeon has, as we see, come prepared. Perhaps her audience should,themselves, be prepared in other ways. As Nicola refuses to hold an independence referendum before the Brexit negotiations are more ‘fully resolved’, she may be doing us English & Welsh and Northern Irish a favour. If Scotland, having seen the disaster that will be the… Read more

Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens living in the UK and UK Nationals living in the EU

The loss of the freedom to live, work and study. We often see posts, usually from those living in the UK, which talk about freedom of movement throughout the EU in terms of economic migrants or how it mainly benefits the neoliberal corporations, giving them a cheap source of labour. There’s a much bigger dimension… Read more