The tragic meaning of a raw statistic

Picture Wembley Stadium full of 90,000 people. It helps to grasp the tragic meaning of the following raw statistic: 84,740 households across England were living in ‘temporary accommodation’ at the end of March 2019. 56,280 of these households are forced to live in this precarious state across London, one of the richest cities on Earth. Why?

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“London: one of the most exciting games of Monopoly ever played” – Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson extends his Monopoly metaphor. “There are people in this room who can genuinely claim that they have got Park Lane,” thunders Johnson. “Who’s got Piccadilly? Yes, Land Securities…And who’s got the Old Kent Road? And why not? My friends, that’s my message to you. We’re going to need a bigger revised Monopoly board for London.”

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