Rich UK could do better

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Housing? It is 70 years since the war, and this is the generation which put men on the moon, and yet we cannot put a sensibly-priced roof over our heads.

Youngsters chasing a deposit have to rely on mummy and daddy having a monster – sized piggy bank, sometimes with a spell of “sofa surfing” thrown in, for bad measure.

Changing tack, David Cameron’s Coalition majored on food banks, bedroom tax and toxic benefit sanctions, many of which were overturned on appeal eventually.

This has all the compassion of a ferret in a rabbit hutch.

The fourth richest country in the world can do better than this.

Max Nottingham