Sadiq Khan was in yesterday’s Mirror offering his opinion on the Tories “plan to transform sink estates“; he speaks of how “having a secure and affordable home meant my parents could build a better life for me…”; this was also my experience.
My mum when widowed January 21 1965, was in the process of moving home, with my dad they’d bought a new bungalow and sold the terraced house they’d lived in for a decade, completing on Saturday 16/01/65. Due to the insurance documents not being signed at the same time, when my dad died of an unknown chronic heart disease on the Thursday, she and I were made homeless.
After two years of ‘making do’ at my grandparents we moved into a maisonette, on a new and at the time, state of the art council estate. Over the past 49 years the same estate has gone from being the flagship for Leicester City…
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