Aditya Chakrabortty on the ‘unfairness’ of progress:
What is powerlessness? Try this for a definition: you stand to lose the home where you’ve lived for more than 20 years and raised two boys. And all your neighbours stand to lose theirs. None of you have any say in the matter. Play whatever card you like – loud protest, sound reason, an artillery of facts – you can’t change what will happen to your own lives.
Oh, gosh, is this an article on compulsory purchase and the HS2 line?
Don’t be silly. It’s the ‘Guardian’. Its concern is purely for people who don’t own their own homes, but are dependent on the State, and more importantly, want to remain so.