David

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Monday 30th December 2019


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David

16:17 PM, 31st December 2019
About 10 months ago

Petition against Shelter CEO receiving CBE

Reply to the comment left by David at 30/12/2019 - 23:05
I posted the above comment on change.org last night, but by this morning it had been deleted.

It would appear that you can see some comments only if you are logged in to their site, for example the one from the landlord who had lost £7,000 due to the intervention of a barrister provided by Shelter.... Read More

David

23:05 PM, 30th December 2019
About 10 months ago

Petition against Shelter CEO receiving CBE

Giving the award to Mary Jane Fiona (Polly) Neate, Chief Executive of Shelter, is inappropriate because since she took over in August 2017 Neate repeatedly lied that Section 21 evictions cause homelessness, as part of her campaign to abolish them. In fact, Shelter’s own report had said that the cause of homelessness is poverty - the inability to afford to rent another property. It’s obvious, given a moment’s thought.

However, Shelter itself does deserve recognition for services to Homelessness - increasing it, that is. The abolition of Section 21 that Shelter has campaigned for will not abolish homelessness but will create lifetime tenancies. The lifetime of the tenant that is, which might exceed the lifetime of the owner. The threat of this will drive hundreds of thousands of landlords out of the PRS, reducing supply and increasing homelessness (which is the business that Shelter is in, of course). Eminent economists have already predicted that this will happen.

The CBE award could make it look as though the Establishment endorses Shelter’s attacks on the private rented sector and letting agents with lies and bullying which she and Greg Beales instigated. I hope not, I hope it was just an ignorant mistake.... Read More