Daily Archives: September 16, 2009

Executive Slums

It’s official.  The kind of “luxury” pad a hardworking professional aspires to is not fit to house the homeless.

I’ve spent most of my adult life in substandard accommodation costing most of my net income, so I should know.  Now Birmingham City Council has said explicitly that flats built for hardworking ever-exploited taxpayers don’t meet the minimum standard for council housing.

Reminds me of something I vaguely recollect from my childhood.  We were somewhere unfamiliar, and my mother said with confidence that the houses around us must be council, because no commercial developer would have left so much green space between them!  Some things don’t change ….