‘The promises they gave us back then, you wouldn’t believe it! ‘You’re going to have safe, secure housing Mrs Lancly, you’re going to have all your neighbours back living in peace and stability, your rent and bills will be affordable, your environment will be beautiful, you’ll live a prosperous and happy life. Your children will have access to all the best education and care, your community will be well maintained and well looked after…’ and so on and so on. They promised us a bloody utopia! And of course, we moved and the sheen faded and the same old problems came back. The crime, the vandalism, the hunger, the degradation. Because none of their plans actually confronted the real problem which of course, is poverty.’

Marie Lancly, from Liverpool