Re: Judge Calls Travellers "Neanderthals" - Update: Phil Hogan and Billy Ireland Seem to Agree
A senior housing officer once told me that if all social housing was awarded on the needs basis that is, officially, the way it is done, that Travellers would all be housed by now, and hardly any settled people would have been housed.
What he left out was the fact that the numbers of houses in social ownership declined radically due to the policies of government sell-off and cut back in construction of public housing.
“ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
— Jean-Paul Sartre