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Daisy-May Hudson: ‘I hope Half Way can connect councils to the human faces behind the statistics they deal with every day.’ [Image: felix clay for the Guardian].

Daisy-May Hudson: ‘I hope Half Way can connect councils to the human faces behind the statistics they deal with every day.’ [Image: felix clay for the Guardian].

Can anyone – who isn’t a member of the offending groups named by Daisy-May Hudson in her article – disagree with her?

Why do we name these so-called crises in such vague terms when we could pin the blame directly on those responsible?

The threat to the sick and disabled could be the Freud-Duncan Smith Crisis, for example, after its principle architects.

Lord Freud and Iain Duncan Smith could also be named regarding housing, due to their creation of the Bedroom Tax – but they should not be alone.

Does anybody want to devise an accurate title, laying credit – or rather blame – where it is due?

Having been homeless, I hate the term housing crisis.

Like the refugee crisis and the financial crisis, such a term seems to absolve responsibility from those who created the problem.

It suddenly becomes abstracted from the people who caused it and refers only to the effect.
There are thousands of people and corporations making huge amounts of money from the housing crisis exactly the way it is – yet we’re constantly hearing, “We’re in a housing crisis.”

So don’t you think it’s time we renamed all these crises we’re in?

Who’s responsible for the refugee crisis? We’ll name it after them.

Who’s responsible for the financial crisis? Let’s name it after them.

Who’s responsible for the housing crisis?

I want a term that will start to hold bad policy, politicians, bankers, estate agents, rogue landlords, local governments and developers accountable for the crisis they have created.

Source: Housing crisis, what crisis? Let’s expose those profiting from others’ misery | Daisy-May Hudson | Opinion | The Guardian

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