People could be forced into “economic homelessness” because of Government cuts in Brighton and Hove.Oh, noes! Rend those garments! Gnash those teeth!
More than 400 households in the city will be affected by the £26,000 cap, it has been revealed.Or….they could just move somewhere that they can aff – sorry, I meant ‘we’ can afford?
Andy Winter, chairman of Brighton Housing Trust, said: “For the first time in my lifetime we are going to see people who are going to become homeless not because of alcohol or drugs but because of economic hardship.
“This will be economic homelessness."
Naturally, to the Greens, this is some sort of disaster, though gawd knows why, surely only rich lunatics can afford to vote Green and so won’t be affected?
Ms Lucas described the numbers as “deeply alarming”.You know what, Caroline? That ‘increased joblessness, economic uncertainty and ever increasing living costs’ also affects the taxpayer too.
She said: “At a time of increased joblessness, economic uncertainty and ever increasing living costs, the Government’s determination to slash benefits to meet targets rather than on the basis of genuine need is having a devastating effect on the most vulnerable in this city.”
And we’re totally sick of being fleeced to pay for the sponging classes.