The Housing Crisis Is Endorsed By A Consumerist And Capitalist Agenda
The leader of the opposition lost his cool in PMQs today
Something that Jeremy Corbyn has been commended for weekly on PMQs is composing himself even when the Prime Minister has been barking at him from across the chamber. But when asking about the “housing crisis” – something that has been noted as his favourite subject – Jeremy Corbyn appeared to finally crack under the pressure.
He was, as he always is, pleading with his opposing number to stop the dismantling of social services and any sort of support made for homeless people. David Cameron’s retorts were either not what the questions were asking of him, or completely dumbfounding. He made claims, as he always does, that this Government is actually doing more for social and welfare reform than the last Labour Government ever did.
In fairness, in some cases, the government is struggling to undo some of the damage done by New Labour. They were spending fecklessly, but with absolutely no objective in the long-term. Cameron’s cuts are now similarly, happening fecklessly. There are cuts to help the deficit, but they aren’t stimulating anything.
The implications of the cuts means that nobody can really afford to go to university. Nobody from a supposedly worse off background can go out and get the high-earning job to afford the housing that is there now. The housing crisis is very real. The gentrification or for lack of a better phrase, the social cleansing of London is very real, and is now what is putting coal into the fire of the housing crisis.
In reply to what Labour is actually asking for, with regards to making better housing the Conservative have made somewhat more fitting for human to live in. But the idea that they are knocking down affordable housing to then not replace it is completely immoral. That is exactly why Jeremy Corbyn actually lost his head whilst pleading with the Prime Minister to refute the changes he and his government plan to implement.
Corbyn may have referenced Rosie, but the sad part about that reference is that unlike most other people that Cameron’s housing policy has affected some people don’t actually have a house to begin with. It’s understandable that people may want to own their own home, but at a time when people can’t even afford to rent their own house, you can’t complain that you can’t afford a house. With the capitalist agenda that Cameron has set, this way of endorsing consumerism feeds straight into it.