I Understand That Not Everyone On Barratt Estate Causes Trouble

PUBLISHED: 10:50 30 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

I WRITE concerning the letter entitled Not Everyone Who Lives In Social Housing Causes Trouble. At no point in my email did I say that all people who live in social housing cause trouble. I fully understand that 100% of the problems on the Barratt Esta

I WRITE concerning the letter entitled Not Everyone Who Lives In Social Housing Causes Trouble.

At no point in my email did I say that all people who live in social housing cause trouble. I fully understand that 100% of the problems on the Barratt Estate are caused by only a fraction of the people living in the social housing. You yourself say you live in social housing, so you should be as annoyed as everybody else is with this minority as they give innocent tenants a bad name. I agree that social housing is much needed, but only for geniune people who don't abuse the system.

I myself was brought up on a rough council estate in East London surrounded by some very nasty people. In order to get out of that environment, I got a job on a building site at 16 and I have worked continually ever since. No one handed anything to me on a plate. I have worked hard for everything I have. You say I'm lucky to own my own house, there is no luck involved it's called hard graft.

I'm not some pompus person living in an 'ivory tower who needs to live in the real world as you say. It is, in fact, these terminaly unemployed people who need to start living in the real word where they support themselves and don't rely on handouts from taxpayers.

GREGORY QUINCE

Littleport

By email


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