Thursday, 26 October 2017

A Labour council attacking its own people? This is regeneration gone bad Aditya Chakrabortty

A man looks out on the Broadwater Farm housing estate in Haringey, north London.
 ‘Housing association tenants and leaseholders won’t get the return to the redeveloped estate deal – and neither will those who live on Broadwater Farm.’ Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters
Nothing about Gordon Peters sings of being a fighter. He is shy and sweetly reticent, keener to wish me a happy Diwali than to hurl abuse at his opponents. Yet on Wednesday morning at the high court, the 73-year-old kicks off one of the most unequal and important battles I’ve seen.

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