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Bristol Broadband Co-operative
Born in the US/UK fuelled Somali civil war Abs Ali has some solutions to Bristol's inadequate housing
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Jan. 8, 2020, 3 p.m.
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Abs Ali came to the UK at a very young age from Somalia and has had all sorts of problems getting work and with his housing. Its left him living in a hostel cheek by jowl with some very damaged people, addicts and thieves. He himself succumbed to alcohol addiction and has been forced to live in terrible housing conditions as part of the Bristol City Council sponsored housing schemes. Abs and Tony Gosling discuss the housing problem and what they think need to be done to provide decent housing in Bristol and fix the property market which has been broken by super-wealthy speculators.

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