Discrimination tidbit

On 11 March 2013 (Commonwealth Day 2013), Queen Elizabeth signed the new Charter of the Commonwealth. Among other things, it states the following:

“We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether
rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.”

That includes discrimination on the basis of poverty, social status or family background.

The United Kingdom is one of the following 53 nations of the (formerly “British”) Commonwealth:

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Brunei
Cameroon
Canada
Cyprus
Dominica
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
Vanuatu
Zambia

 

Housing matters at the Supreme Court-3

London has more legal matters to do with housing than other towns, and this morning, one made it to The Independent. It is a case that will probably also turn up at the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected the appeal last week, paving the way for similar cases.

Is London carrying out social cleansing by relocating its poorest? Particularly some areas of London seem to keep making negative headlines in this respect.

London earlier caught the revealing glare of the spotlights when it was found to be introducing social apartheid by making poorer tenants use other doors than wealthier tenants in the same building (see the item in The Guardian). I hope that someone decided to sue the city over that, meanwhile.

You can read the article about the case of the family that is asked to move 50 miles (80 km):
here.