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Reader’s Comment: Single mothers still jump the housing queue


In response to, ‘Kathy Gyngell: Lone parents cause child poverty’, TBird commented:

As a male former single-parent of mid-80s vintage, I recall the ridicule from female contemporaries when, after dropping my son off at nursery, I would say that I was off to look for work (the nursery position being conditional on actively seeking employment – not something that seemed to apply to females!).

Fast forward thirty years+ and very little seems to have changed. A brand new block of housing association properties near me seems to be occupied exclusively by (very) young, single mothers and their offspring. At the same time, my son and his wife work all hours God sends to pay someone else’s mortgage (buy-to-let rental) to bring up their son with not a cat in hell’s chance of ever being able either to afford their own home or obtain social housing. More power to your elbow – the Left must not be allowed to keep this off the public agenda any longer!

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