Its all well and good the Government capping housing benefit, which instantly smacks of social cleansing in the perceived prestigious areas. Apart from the obvious creating them and us mentality – did this ever go away – it has far more reaching consequences, that will have major impact on the country’s future.
Yesterday I found out that approximatly 17,000 families have been forced to move to Croydon as a result of Westminster, Battersea, Chelsea, Kensington etc capping their benefits. Now there are potentialy 17,000 children that need to find a local school place. Either schools need to be expanded or children have to travel, either way education will suffer.
Maya Angelo stated:
When you know better you do better.
Privilege will never look to the long term development, only the short term status quo.