Squatters' Paradise

During the summer of 1946, over 40,000 British people took the law into their own hands and squatted in property that they didn't own - - initially disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats.
It was an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience, and it presented Atlee's Labour Government with its first great crisis. Mark Whitaker tells the story - with testimony from several of the squatters themselves.

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During the summer of 1946, over 40,000 British people took the law into their own hands and squatted in property that they didn't own - - initially disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats.

It was an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience, and it presented Atlee's Labour Government with its first great crisis. Mark Whitaker tells the story - with testimony from several of the squatters themselves.

20070715

Mark Whitaker tells the story of an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience. During the summer of 1946, more than 40,000 British people took the law into their own hands and squatted in property that they didn't own - initially disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats. It presented Atlee's Labour Government with its first great crisis.

20070715

Mark Whitaker tells the story of an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience. During the summer of 1946, more than 40,000 British people took the law into their own hands and squatted in property that they didn't own - initially disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats. It presented Atlee's Labour Government with its first great crisis.

Mark Whitaker tells the story of an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience. During the summer of 1946, more than 40,000 British people took the law into their own hands and squatted in property that they didn't own - initially disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats. It presented Atlee's Labour Government with its first great crisis.