Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Forget Christmas, Pay your Rent!

As we approach New Year many people are no doubt lamenting the departure of Christmas 2013, however for the residents living under the auspices of Hammersmith and Fulham Council in London, they may not have started out with much festive spirit to lament this season. This is because their council sent them all a flyer warning them not to “overindulge” so that they can still afford to pay their rent, see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/10525707/Hammersmith-and-Fulham-Council-Christmas-cards-disgusting.html. The council has justified its actions because 46% of its tenants are in serious rent arrears. This is because people are so much poorer now than they were a few years ago… That’s it; no other reason! Do the council really think everybody will be financially AOK if they just forgo a few presents and slices of turkey this year? It’s a supreme act of ignorance and contempt, sadly one we’ve seen many times before, for example see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/economys-fawkt-its-your-fault.html. The authorities will do anything, even try to stop us enjoying Christmas, rather than addressing the real reasons for poverty. It must have cost quite a few rent payments just to distribute this toxic flyer considering there are 182,000 people living in the borough, the same population as Oxford, and no small proportion live in council accommodation; see how desperate they are? Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well!

1 comment:

Jogger said...

I thought I'd keep this away from the madding crowd but I needed to speak to you in a semi private manner. Don't get me wrong I'm on your side and agree with most of your concerns about the world we live in but I need to tell you something. Myself and three friends are avid Ufologists based in Corby Northants. We are low key to avoid trolling and have no website, but we have thousands of pictures of UFOs that prove beyond all reasonable doubt that they exist. But the other night was horrific. We had just done some spotting near The Wash close to Kings Lynn when a red light pierced the road in front of us causing us to swerve violently. Luckily we ended up in a lay by with no damage done but the red lights were still there and still very bright albeit now behind us. Then it oscillated as if it was trying to beckon us forward. It was also strange that no other cars went by. We started to get out the car until Brick in the back seat yelled "GOOOO, fucking GOOOOO". He said he saw bipeds that where holding human heads. Shit I gotta go Mum's has just dont me supper. Please get back to me. Jogger