Social cleansing hits London just in time for Olympics

The news that Newham Council in London, which is Labour run and presides over one of the capital’s poorest boroughs, has approached local authorities as far 160 miles away to house families currently on its waiting list to be housed, comes as no surprise given the determination of the Government to attack the living standards of the poor and working class in order to minimise the impact of the recession on the rich, in whose interests they govern.

Adding to the controversy is the fact that Newham is the location of the Olympic stadium and main Olympics facilities, leading to accusations that the council is attempting to divert poor families on its waiting list for private housing away from the area in order to meet the increased demand that has arrived on the back of the Games.

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