History in Isolation
Episode Four - Right To Buy and Britain's housing crisis in lockdown with John Boughton
Kit Heren interviews social historian John Boughton to discuss Britain's long relationship with housing and explore whether a link exists between Thatcher's popular Right To Buy policy of 1980 and the crisis of unpaid rents under lockdown today. John Boughton is a historian who in his book, Municipal Dreams, traced Britain's problematic history with social housing. With over 1 million people on the waiting list for social housing and plenty more not able to pay rents in lockdown, John is the best person to speak to about housing issues in Britain today.
Duration: 30 min