Daily Archives: February 5, 2008

Jim Pickard

The Guardian would seem a strange venue for Caroline Flint, new housing minister, to tell council tenants: If you want a house, go find a job. In her first interview in the job Flint has attacked the culture of "no one works around here" on public-owned housing estates.

Flint’s comments are unlikely to go down well with that newspaper’s left-leaning readership. Unison, the union, is among those who believe the minister is guilty of "stigmatising" the poor. Read more