“Now I know that a rented home is never yours.”

It takes a rather long time for reality to hit the ‘Guardian’ reading sector, but when it does

I have no doubt that the feelings of heartbreak I’ve been experiencing this week are well known to the thousands of people our age who are struggling to keep a roof above their heads. Whether it’s the bedroom tax forcing people even further into poverty, or being at the mercy of private landlords, this is a country in crisis. Like many Londoners, I spend around 50% of my income on rent, a burden that, when combined with the fact that one-third of MPs are landlords, has kept my anger bubbling in a low-level kind of way.

So, how do you plan to harness your righteous fury at the unfairness of the world?

The internet has provided people with a voice, and those voices deserve to be heard, and I have something of a platform from which to tell these stories. Having written about the housing crisis, people contact me to tell of their difficulties every day, so why not create a forum for it? And so, in a burst of anger I created the Twitter account @rentnightmares. If it takes off, I hope it will provide the establishment with a snapshot of the terrible conditions and struggles with which many people are forced to live every day.

Oh. Right. That’ll do the trick, I’m sure.

This account might be worth following though, if only for the lols…

10 comments for ““Now I know that a rented home is never yours.”

  1. Viscount Rectum
    September 9, 2014 at 2:38 am

    The internet may be the right hand of God.

    • Furor Teutonicus
      September 9, 2014 at 7:31 am

      If it’s the Guardian, it is more likely to be the LEFT hand.

      • September 14, 2014 at 7:09 am


  2. DICK R
    September 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

    A mortgaged home also in reality belongs to the bank, ownership is an illusion

  3. Stonyground
    September 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Are some people forced to live in London then? They are’nt allowed to move somewhere where housing is cheaper and either commute or find a job elsewhere?

    • September 14, 2014 at 7:10 am

      I think they have to be if they want to write for the ‘Guardian’!

  4. Furor Teutonicus
    September 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Hold up.

    If London is so expensive, how come it is full of “poor Pakis, and other immigrant scum?”

    They claim poverty, and then pay thousands for some Styx like boatman to get them to Italy, then travel all the way to France, and another wad of dosh, to get them accross the channel, THEN they can afford to live in London…. Something is dodgy here.

    • Viscount Rectum
      September 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Thats very naughty of you, they are the invited guests of the government,just to make sure all the living space is used up, so we can go and get stuffed.

  5. John
    September 9, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I suggested to her that she borrow somewhere from Alan Rusbridger. He seems to be doing alright…

  6. Daedalus
    September 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I’m working in North Lincolnshire for the next couple of years. Looking at buying a 2 up 2 down on quite a nice estate for £80K. Prices in grotty areas start at £40K!


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