As I write this I’m sat in London, in a £6500 a year off-the-books bedsit-box-room with mice and damp that I pay for in cash. And after a £400 deposit and no receipt, I feel I’m earning my stripes for the financially fucked generation of Britons aptly dubbed; ‘generation rent’. Like many 20-somethings around the country, 50 years of service… at minimum wage… for a borrowed bedsit, isn’t much of an incentive for me to play my part in your ‘Big Society’.Read more
New People's Assembly volunteer, Michael Gilbert, reports on his experience at the protest of the Queens Speech.Read more
We are really excited and looking forward to this Demo. It will be an almighty show of strength. Everyone is welcome and this Demo, as always, will be family friendly, despite what you may read in the Daily Mail.Read more
Sure, people were down about the election result, but you'd be amazed at how building the End Austerity Now demo cut across that. Things started relatively modestly with 6 people out at a stall in Wood Green on Saturday morning, but after we decided to step things up and go for a street stall in Camden the following afternoon things really took off.Read more
1. It’s the first nationwide response to the electionRead more
The Tories and their supporters in the press are preparing a post election plan to stay in office even if Labour and the SNP have more seats in Parliament.
They are planning to declare that they are the legitimate government and have the right to form an administration.
A MOTHER of four broke down in tears yesterday as she recounted how her north London council has made her homeless after the Sweets Way estate demolition.
Juliet Azie was left with nowhere to go when Barnet Homes decided she had made herself “intentionally homeless” and refused to find her new accommodation.Read more
Barnet Housing Action Group are a group campaigning around housing issues in The Borough of Barnet, North London. We have been working with the Our West Hendon campaign for the past year and have recently joined the Focus E15 Mums in occupying a house on the Sweets Way Estate in the North of the borough in protest against the evictions which have taken place there by Annington Homes Ltd, the owners of the houses and land.Read more