"The easiest way for the private sector to avoid such invasion is to stop supping at the social funded cup."
F451 - how would the Private Sector go about that? Perhaps it should not make homes available to benefit claimants - but I don't think you'd be in support of that action.
Tolerated trespasser - You are saying that social landlords are not able to provide good homes and services, and expand supply as required. They need help from the Government to do so, you say, but are otherwise doing everything they can.
If that is so, you must accept that the supply of social housing is at its maximum possible. There should be an end to protest at what is happening to market rents - as the Government cannot afford to allieviate demand, neither can social landlords.
The use of force against private landlords to affectively force them to provide social, sub-market rents is not legitimate. The result will be fewer homes - something I think that none of us want.