15 Articles by:

Glyn Robbins

Glyn Robbins is a housing worker, campaigner, writer and academic.

More Thatcherism Won’t Fix Housing

Boris Johnson’s answer to the problems facing renters is reviving Right to Buy – the very policy that turned millions of public homes into private landlords’ assets and birthed our housing crisis in the first place.

The Landlord Subsidy

Under Margaret Thatcher, the Tories saw housing benefit as a way to prop up private landlords – and today, it does so the tune of billions of pounds per year. It’s time to build public housing instead.

Making Los Angeles

Mike Davis and Jon Wiener’s new book ‘Set the Night on Fire’ chronicles the social struggles that shaped 1960s Los Angeles, from the Watts Rebellion to the Black Panther Party.

The Fight for Housing Goes On

Labour had bold housing policies in the general election – but it failed to build a narrative that got them across. Now, the challenge is to engage with the movements fighting the housing crisis at the grassroots.

It’s Time to Be Honest about Housing

For decades terms like ‘affordable,’ ‘social,’ ‘mixed’ have been used as cover for market failures in housing – it’s time to move on from those schemes and commit to a real solution: council housing.

The Neoliberal City

Housing campaigner Glyn Robbins discusses how the market is remaking the council estate where he works, eroding the bonds that build working class communities.