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Forward, 13 Feb 1915

More Trouble Brewing for the Working Class

This article in the Independent Labour Party’s newspaper, Forward, shows that at the beginning of 1915 there were clear signs that the landlords were organising to keep rent prices high by creating an insured compensation for unlet properties, and that Glasgow Corporation further exacerbated the housing shortage by rejecting the ILP’s proposal to build new houses with the surplus generated by the tramways.

Images from Glasgow Digital Library