/ Scum Villages
"Amsterdam is to create "Scum villages" where nuisance neighbours and anti-social tenants will be exiled from the city and rehoused in caravans or containers with "minimal services" under constant police supervision. "
Nah, great idea. Can i nominate some families?
I grew up in the second worst, Whitehawk. Whitehawk was for troublesome lower class working types and criminals.
If you slipped further, you'd probably soon find yourself rehoused in Moulsecombe. This was a shithole. No attempt was ever made to keep this place livable except for those who really didn't care about their environment.
There were seceral tiers above as well, with Hollingdean being one of the 'white collar' estates.
I think you're going to have the same problem we have now with Australia - the people who live there already won't be best pleased.
The police being there 24hrs is good. Not sure about it.
> I think you're going to have the same problem we have now with Australia - the people who live there already won't be best pleased.
Isn't it traditional to just kill them or something?
Presumably they not going to get sprayed/fed with contraceptives so they will end up acculturating franken-scum. Far left /far right agree on so much. In the Nederlands heheheh - it will never happen the police & social workers will be too busy comparing weed.
> Presumably they not going to get sprayed/fed with contraceptives
Contraceptives will be supplied as a secret ingredient in Gregg’s pasties. Eating them as a one-off will have no effect, but those with the one-a-day habits will be too fat and sterile to breed.
Perhaps it's because it's Holland, and the Dutch seem pretty happy with themselves, from what i've read about them, and the handfull of people i've met. I'm sure i've read they're high up in the happiness stakes.
It does seem harsh though.
I have a feeling there is an immigrant subtext to this article - I'm sure Nederlands has plenty of Roma / Albanians / Somalis living in social housing and enjoying the benefits of their extensive social benefit systems - while not actually working - which the too cool for school but protestant Dutchfolk raise an eyebrow or two at in between sex parties and the occasional bifter.
Hurst Farm I think its called, Matlock. Featured in Dead mans shoes. Perfect example.
Is that not how liverpool came about?
Up here in Lancs we have Burnley Wood estate in Burnley. A reviewer from the Crap Towns website visited the place and waited 45 minutes for the bus back to town. When eventually it came, it was doing 60 mph and it was on fire. Go figure.
this goes on over here now. Might not be as open and format but it happens.
Troublesome neighbors get moved on by the council....where to? Usually there'll be an estate or two where they get moved to which will be a shthole.
I grew up living across the road from a very bad estate and was used to being attacked regularly simply for walking down the street. The accent on one side of the street was totally different from on the other side.
It only changed when the council sold the estate to a private company to manage and they started having a 3 strikes and your out kind of system which meant the scum got moved elsewhere. Not sure where but I bet that's now a sht hole because of it!
not a great solution as it's just moving the problem, but can anyone suggest a better idea really? Particularly if it was official and therefore they could openly have a big police presence as mentioned? It's either that or they live next door to you which you won't like.
Sounds just like The Wire's Hamsterdam
ps not meaning I think dumping all the problem tenants in one place and leaving them to rot is a good idea, but if we don't want to send people to prison and don't want them living next door to us then having a designated housing area with special facilities to deal with them sounds like it could be a good plan. Would have to be done right though.
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