About half a million of our social housing tenancies are ‘under-occupied’. We are short of social housing. So the answer is to pack off those under-occupying to smaller homes. What a neat fit. Everyone benefits! There is now an intention to pay housing benefit on he size of the household,rather than cost of rent, so move now before you end up with a shortfall. Giving up on the friends and neighbours you’ve built up over twenty years or so hardly matters, after all. You’re poor, so of no political significance, and you won’t have the guts to set fire to yourself like Chinese people resisting redeployment.
What’s wrong with this argument?