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A housing project on John Laing's Station Plaza site was granted planning permission, and the affordable housing obligation was erased in 2015. Still there is no sign of development getting under way.

Yes and no to government housing proposals

The government has promised to roll out new measures, aimed at both local planning authorities and developers, to tackle what it calls the ‘housing crisis’ and boost house-building. Council leader Peter Chowney welcomes some of the proposals but is less impressed with others. Nick Terdre reports.

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There are many myths that the beneficiaries of neo-liberal capitalism like to peddle about the Thatcher years. The most frequent is that economic growth was much better under Thatcher and she enabled the UK to ‘catch up’ with other capitalist economies. However, it is time to look afresh at the 1970s. Lee Humphries writes.

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Tackling housing and homelessness in Hastings

The government’s relentless imposition of austerity naturally hits the worst-off hardest. Given the drastic shortage of social and affordable housing, finding and keeping a place to live has become a problem for many in Hastings. Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, told Nick Terdre how it is tackling problems of housing and homelessness in difficult circumstances.

The English Cemetery, Marcus Harvey, 2016 © Marcus Harvey and Vigo Gallery

Marcus Harvey at the Jerwood

The Chapman Brothers exhibited at the Jerwood in 2014 and are now followed by another YBA (Young British Artist): Marcus Harvey. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to experience the exhibition as she was not very familiar with his work. Except for one specific piece of art.

Protests outside the Town Hall against planning permission for the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Hastings: development or democracy?

How is local democracy bearing up in the face of the development-at-all-costs policy handed down by central government and eagerly embraced by local government? Not very well, in the opinion of Michael Madden, who argues that we must find our way back to a world in which our elected representatives act in our interests.

It was founded in 1900, but does the Labour Party have a future? (Photo: Wkimedia Commons.)

Forget Labour – it’s time to move on

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The enemy within

In his reflections on Margaret Thatcher, Sean O’ Shea demonstrates how the theatre of the mind as much as the theatre of political economy informs decision making in affairs of state.

Posted 15:03 Friday, Aug 2, 2013 In: SOS Tags:
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