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The great housing face-off

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A good piece until the last startling line, which could be a quote from the Sun or the Mail. It's true that most deposit box design (a term coined, I think, by a planner who never minded taking the deposits in the City) is bought off-shore, although whether the owner's passport or merely the bank account is off-shore may vary. It's true also that when Henry Darbishire designed for Peabody the estates were intended to replace the teeming warrens of Whitechapel that housed anyone from anywhere. That didn't entirely work out in the 19th century - it was only the respectable poor who were housed - but it was noted in the last EU elections especially that it was cosmopolitan London where UKIP made least impact. Leave the 'easy story' to the cheap press, and hope the right building wins.

Posted date

17 July, 2015

Posted time

5:53 pm

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