Around a hundred of the UK’s worst sink estates could be bulldozed to make way for better homes as part of a blitz on poverty unveiled by David Cameron.
Mr Cameron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show:
“I think sink housing estates, many built after the war, where people can feel trapped in poverty, unable to get on a build a good life for themselves, I think it is time with government money – but with massive private sector and perhaps pension sector help – to demolish the worst of these and actually rebuild houses that people feel they can have a real future in.”
Obviously the terrorist sympathising, Britain hating, security threatening student protest group commonly known as the Labour Party is going to claim that we are being cruel by demolishing people’s homes and claim that it is part of a social cleansing plan. But the fact is, we have to brutally deal with urban deprivation because if we let it fester we’ll all suffer when it hits the fan. People will appreciate these new initiatives when they are in full flow.
Also, you can’t tackle urban deprivation without having a strong economy. We need a strong economy to create employment opportunities to bring people out of poverty as well as a redevelopment of the sink estates. This is why the terrorist sympathising, Britain hating, security threatening student protest group commonly known as the Labour Party must never be given the opportunity to wreck our economy.
A panel to be chaired by Lord Heseltine will report on how investment from bodies like pension funds might be unlocked and draw up a list of sites that could benefit from regeneration. Details of the scheme will be set out tomorrow. There are also plans to double government funding for relationship counselling for troubled families.
How wonderful it is to be rid of the Lib Dems. This policy is far more Disraeli than Gladstone.