Friday, August 12, 2011

British Leader Seeks Public Housing Evictions for Rioters and Their Families

LONDON — As Britain begins to weigh the costs of the rioting of recent days and ponder measures to prevent a recurrence, the government of Prime Minister David Cameron put forward on Friday a new way of punishing the looters and vandals who rampaged through many of the country’s cities and towns: kick them and their families out of their government-subsidized homes.

If carried out on the scale Mr. Cameron and his ministers have proposed, the measure would probably be the most punitive of the sanctions that they have said would be considered in response to the worst civil disorder in a generation. More than 10 million Britons, about one in six, live in public housing.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that the proposed evictions will help quiet the situation. However, one in six Britons are in public housing? I'm stunned.