Unliveable London: Protesters smash windows of estate agents claiming they are being priced out of the area

Protesters have demolished the front window of upmarket estate agents Foxtons during a protest against the gentrification of South London.

The store front of its Brixton branch was covered in shattered glass while ‘no evictions’ and ‘yuppies’ was spray painted in black across their housing advertisements.

A police spokesman confirmed that one man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Thousands of people turned up for the event organised by the Reclaim Brixton group who were demonstrating against local residents and businesses being priced out of the trendy area…

Normally I would not sympathize with violent protesters. Yet, the housing problem for young people is bad, even in small Victoria, BC. The Western governments have allowed in floods of foreign millionaires and the house prices are beyond the reach of many young couples.  

Again, mass immigration has screwed us over. But the wealthy are unaffected, so they don’t care.  In fact, since they are property owners they are beneficiaries. 

Consider a related story from Washington, DC: A man who works as greeter at the Dirksen Senate Office Building cannot afford housing and lives on the street.

  • Shebel

    Apparently , Quebec is thinking about tossing aside their rules of bringing in only French speaking immigrants. The Haitians and Moroccans are a drain on their culture and work ethic.
    For some reason—Jews are starting to look really good.

    • Rosenmops

      Maybe some Jews from France would come if they hadn’t already stocked up on Moroccans.

  • Waffle

    BCF — didn’t you post something the other day about London and New York becoming unlivable in about 10 years? Methinks it’s happening sooner. And the safe-injectors are still protesting the gentrification of Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, aren’t they?

    Greed seems to have consumed us — if a little bit is good, lots is better, isn’t it? You also posted an item yesterday on how the Australian universities have gone into the business of selling degrees. Well, it’s happening here too. For a long time, I thought it was just me and that I was being pedantic and out-of-touch. And to think I could have been making some serious coin by “helping” foreign students with their essays. But I don’t think I would be able to live with myself if I had.

    As I was browsing YouTube (as I frequently do), I came across this old song which is probably quite appropriate for the occasion:


    • Frau Katze

      Yes, I posted it (and this one too). I have grown kids and nieces and nephews and some of them are finding it very hard to buy a house.

  • 97hope

    Realestate is now unafforable. They don’t want our cultures to inherit any land our parent’s owned.

  • john s

    There is also no work in Victoria. People need to go where the jobs and opportunities are.

    • Rosenmops

      There isn’t much work anywhere. But that doesn’t stop the government from bringing in more immigrants by the plane load.

    • Frau Katze

      My son is working out of town (at Kitimat, where they’re building a new aluminum smelter). He works 10 hour days for 3 weeks and gets one week off. His wife works at daycare. One child.

      They should be able to get something now that my son’s at Kitimat (hours are long but the pay is good).

    • Frau Katze

      And where are the opportunities anyway? Sure things looked great in the oil patch till the prices crashed.

      My daughter does not live in Victoria but she is a professional (doctor) and her husband is also doing well. So they’ve had no problems. But not everyone is a high paid professional.