Prescott mad plans to improve the housing market
In Hertford Road, Bootle, the bulldozers were clearing terraces where people were still living as the first phase of the Deputy Prime Minister's 15-year housing market renewal scheme ground into action. Officials said the demolitions, on either side of one house, were necessary because criminals had been using the houses. But residents said the move was intimidatory.
A hard-hatted worker, who declined to give his name, told The Daily Telegraph: "We're having terrible trouble with the local people."
"These are gorgeous houses. If you got one like them in London you would be talking about £1 million."
Mary Jo Joyce, a Bootle resident who has backed the families campaigning to save their streets, said: "The houses they are planning to build will have half the space at twice the price. They will look ugly and could have been built anywhere."
Nothing like an old Socilaist trying to organise a free market is there? - and when it doesn't work throwing all his teddies out the pram - or in this case knocking it all down and blaming the stock!
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