Homeless man dies on 'doorstep' of Houses of Parliament

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  1. RedKestrel

    RedKestrel Well-Known Member

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    Don't believe the hype.
     
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    Very sad indeed. I've used that underpass times many when I attended meetings at
    the Treasury. There are quite a number of rough sleepers and buskers in that area.
    Jeremy Corbyn is right, but sadly the sight of folk sleeping rough in our major Towns
    and Cities is now commonplace in " broken" Britain.
     
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    This isn't a one-off occurrence though is it? It's just Corbyn trying to up his popularity
     
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    and what would you do if you were a politician?
     
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    I wouldn't allow the 'Post Reply' function to work when fools like you started sentences with "and...". ;)
     
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    If you've read A Brief History of Time, you'll have noticed that Stephen Hawking also starts a lot of his sentences with "and". A fool indeed.
     
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    LOL. At least I try and debate things with people, rather than just throwing insults around.
    I suspect you only did that as you had no constructive comment to make as to how one would react as a politician in this situation.
     
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    Thanks for that, I'll keep an eye out for it :D
     
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    Can't fault you for that, quite unique for this forum. :)

    (and) I can confirm your suspicion is correct. :D
     
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    I would imagine that like every other politician I would put my fingers in my ears and shout la la la until expenses day numbed the guilt.
     
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    It's rife in Leicester, and worse in Birmingham (where I work). Noticed it creeping into Barnsley as well on the rare occasion I'm in town on a Friday night. Very sad but I've no idea what can be done about it.
     
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    On this occasion I wasn't making a political point, I was really just commenting on this sad case of this one individual.
    Maybe their own story will come out & MPs will learn something. I would say that to offer one's condolences in a genuine way is the first reaction a decent, concerned individual. I assume more MPs have done this than the opposition ones named in the article, maybe they were just the most well known.
     
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    It's no different in Ireland. Walk into Tralee and you see three people begging within the first 400 yards.
    The bottom line is people would rather pay less taxes than have a system that comprehensively looks after people like this.
     
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    Is it just a case of paying less taxes though. Perhaps the distribution of resources has a part to play. Let’s say for example, scrap HS2 and still improve/upgrade/repair the existing rail network, the money saved could go towards say social care and the NHS. I’m not against increasing taxation per se to improve things but. I would want it guaranteed that it goes into the Welfare State and that no private company could profiteer from it.
     
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    Or shout ting-a-ling-a-loo
     
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    Homeless man dies on the street..sorry where is the hype..
     
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    WOW really NO IDEA what can be done..????
     
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    I was at a meeting with Nicky Morgan a bit back pretty wet Tory who was talking up the 25 million allocated by the Govt to tackle rough sleeping. Took me all my time not to mention the difference between that and the 1 billion spent to keeepbtbe tories in power. Priorities I guess.
     
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    I have my own ideas but I don't pretend to be an expert like some.
     

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