By John Watts
The marchers were a diverse group, with names that could have come from an indie gig in Camden, TUSC, COUNTERFIRE, OCCUPY, all under the March for Homes’ umbrella. Even the cold wet weather couldn’t dampen their unity and hope for rent controls, secure tenancies for all, cuts to rents not benefits, the stopping of the demolition of councils’ homes and the building of new ones.
They gathered outside St Leonards Church in Shoreditch and Elephant and Castle shopping centre; two temples of faith to God and Mammon, and lest we forget, religious denominations are one of the biggest landowners, and private developers’ architectural sermons are without doubt mortal sins. Continue reading