london to export it's poor?

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    Should London be able to export poor people?

    "A London council says it is being forced to move some of its poorest tenants to Stoke-on-Trent - saying it can't afford to keep them in the city because of the Government's housing benefits cap.

    Sir Robin Wales, mayor of Newham, in East London, said a combination of spiralling rents in the borough and the housing benefit cap meant it could no longer afford to put up tenants in the private rented sector.

    It has written to 1,179 housing associations to try and find accommodation for thousands of people - including the Brighter Futures Housing Association in Stoke, 170 miles away, which has been asked to take on 500 families."

    In a statement on the association's website she said: 'We are very anxious about this letter which we believe signals the start of a movement which could see thousands of needy people dumped in Stoke with no proper plan for their support or their welfare.'

    She pointed to the association's experience when the Home Office previously moved thousands of refugees into privately owned properties in North Staffordshire

    "The president of the Stoke on Trent C63 Club, however welcomed the move as he's sure it will being in a vast influx of new members"

    She said: 'The result was huge unplanned pressure on local services, the collapse of already vulnerable neighbourhoods and the rise of divisive right wing extremism.

    'We believe that, if London boroughs are allowed to export their most vulnerable and challenging families to cities like Stoke on Trent, then exactly the same will happen again.'"

    Any word from Doncaster's housing dept?
     
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    They clearly don't want the poor and homeless to spoil the olympic image:D
     
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    So much for the legacy they were promised...
     
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    They can move back when the 'olympic village' has been vandalized to a suitable standard.

    Shouldn't take long , it is East London after all.
     
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    I find the general concept of this absolutely horrifying. As if the north/south divide isn't great enough already, to purposely increase it?

    Where this could end if allowed to happen is frightening.
     
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    Imagine if they'd spent the money on social housing (council houses) rather than wasting it on 10 days of sport?
     
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    Social cleansing, we could sent the really rough ones to Somalia.
     
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    Or 'home' as it's known to many recent Newhamites.

    Isn't Stoke (isn't just about anywhere?) nicer than Newham? And aren't the people friendlier up North?

    Looks like a bit of an upgrade really.
     
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    Clearly you have never been to Stoke.

    Imagine going from being the place that made every single piece of crockery used in the UK for 200 years, to the place that makes nothing, in the space of around 5 years.

    Even Doncaster is nicer.
     
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    Have you been to Newham?
     
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    I've driven through it, with locked doors...
     
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    Best post ever nick
     
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    "The president of the Stoke on Trent C63 Club, however welcomed the move as he's sure it will bring in a vast influx of new member.

    Wah! if they can run C63's then they can afford somewhere to live.:D
     
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    "The president of the Stoke on Trent C63 Club, however welcomed the move as he's sure it will being in a vast influx of new members"

    Wow, a club for C63 owners in Sterk? Rather upmarket for 'refugees'?
     
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    Throw the rich out of London instead. There'll be less demand for housing so the daft prices will have to come down
     
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