It's at times like this that one should read some history, and that's just what I've been doing.
Here's a quote:
The Willesdenites were asked what form their new ideal housing would take; as usual, only a small minority (15 per cent) opted for the self-contained flat. But by this time the government had already introduced new subsidy scales for local authorities that in effect gave them a significant financial incentive to build blocks of flats of four storeys or more, as long as they had lifts.What's fascinating is that the professionals - the architects and the planners - were convinced that people should prefer flats because they represented a more communal, or socialist, way of living, which would involve all kinds of state-provided leisure pursuits in each building.
The people, the mainly Labour voting people, didn't want to know.
And here's what happened in Dundee only yesterday:
And here's some more socialist projects biting the dust :