According to the news story at Southwark Lib Dems warn of Socially Segregated Borough, "Lib Dems in Southwark have warned that social housing tenants in the north of the borough could be faced with rents three times higher than council levels if Government plans to allow social landlords to charge up to 80 per cent of market rate go ahead."
What a dastardly government plan. The Lib Dems should oppose it forthrightly. Perhaps they could write to their MP and get him to oppose it, too.
Can someone remind me which parties are in government? Oh yes, the Lib Dems and the Tories.
Social engineering is a very devisive topic at the best of times....and I really think any politician I have ever known of (central or local government) has never been intellectually capable of offereing any sort of real soloution to this....apart from what is usually outdated and petty dogma. I'm not advocating free markets all round but safety nets should be exactly that.