UK Housing Crisis 30 years on – not much changed
Left-winger John McDonnell has been given the job of shadow chancellor by Jeremy Corbyn the new Labour Leader. McDonnell invited film director Ken Loach to talk housing in London at a meeting in his constituency ahead of this year’s general election.
Cathy Come Home director Ken Loach described how the housing crisis in UK not much different to the 60s when he directed the ground-breaking film broadcast by the BBC in 1966.
Loach also believes a ‘cleansing’ of the community in London going on. People moved to other parts of the country.
The Film tells the story of Cathy who loses her home, husband and eventually children because of welfare system.
Shown again to the community in Hayes, Middlesex Friday March 6, where housing is critical. Film director Ken Loach and Hayes & Harlington MP John McDonnell hosted the event. Many in the audience were without homes and not likely to be put on the housing list because of the shortage in the area.
Housing shortage expected to be major issue with the political parties during the general election campaign in 2015.
Thirty years on the reaction to the UK housing crisis equally traumatic.
Has the situation changed at all? Is it much the same? Did you see the film when it broadcast?
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