'Anti homeless spikes' fitted outside London Building.
Petition...This is disgraceful
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Listened to the debate on radio 2 the other day.
They are also leaving a huge gap at bus stop shelters, so no shelter there either!
Money spent on helping the homeless issue instead of those disgusting measures would be money better spent
Hope this thing doesn't catch on
it's a disgrace and disgusting, as said money would be far better spent finding people on the street a shelter not force them into an already very difficult position charity starts at home, should help and try fixing our needy peoples problems first before sending millions over sea in a political excesses, not that I disagree with aid to needy countries far from it, just think that should come second after you fix your own problems at home first then what's over is your charity budget not the other way around.
assumption is the mother of all f*** ups.
In the city of Oxford we have quite a good safety net for the homeless, which has become a victim of it's own success.
Many people from outside the area are advised to use our services which then makes our situation worse
Unfortunately through homelessness you get addictions either alcohol or drugs.
I never venture into the city anymore due to the amount of intoxication on the streets, add the student brigade and you can imagine what it's like of a weekend evening
they should be allowed.
they could allow it actually... but tax them at the rate of £100 per day, which would go towards a homeless shelter.
better if they are electric and keep the moaning pisspants away.
before someone, possibly elderly or a child trips and falls onto one of these, or trips because of one of these? I see lawyers rubbing their hands in anticipation.
I've signed it!
I wonder how close I am to being homeless. The jobs on a knife edge with little in the way of reserves to support me.
at the risk of rocking the boat....
in all honesty would you like the homeless (often in drink, aggressive) kipping on your doorstep..? I wouldn't.
In fairness Steve
does have a point. NIMBY may not be too popular but we are all guilty of it.
Nevertheless, there are ways and means. Burried on the article about this rental place in London is the fact that almost all of the surrounding properties were bought by specualtors and remian empty. As usual, gov't policy in the UK works to hand even more wealth to those who have it in abundance.
Another step towards
a resegregated society.
I grew up abroad where the culture was one of the "owners" never wanted to consort with the "workers". Non-proeffsioanl employees (ie: trades) had to use different building enterances, lifts, etc. There were signs telling you this quite proudly. It was like Victorian/Edwardian England mixed with 50s America.
How long until we start to see more of the same here? Guarded housing estates for those that can afford to live there; separate buildings for the executives and the menials. And god only knows what'll happen to those thrown on the unemployment scrapheep.
Perhaps its a good thing. Perhaps it'll lead to the reset that the world desparately needs. Or perhaps we'll wipe the slate clean in blood and then rewrite the same thing all over agin. Probably.
Wouldn't work anyway.
Bit of cardboard or wood on top of that... if there's nowhere else to go. Easy to cover them with something. There should be enough shelters in place though. That's the only real solution.
a disgusting waste of tax payers money....
Stirfry... Hope all goes well with you... you must be worried sick..
No one is innocent but some are more guilty than others,,
shelter is one of the charities i give money to.
Imagine if the homeless could renovate their own property, such as the beautiful but delapidated houses like those ones in Burnley.
They would gain skills for the future, maybe a job and a house as well.
Modern homes just arnt built to last. If homless people could renovate their own homes, gain skills in the process.
Of course it would cost a lot of money to do this...but not that much.
Shame some beautiful old properties just get demolished.
Email received today
The spikes have been removed from 118 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1!
The events of this week have been incredible. As soon as the spikes were spotted,the public rallied together and demanded their removal. Over 130,000 people signed my petition. We demanded better from the developers and better from our capital.
Boris Johnson spoke out and said they needed to go. Spikes were spotted outside a branch of Tescos and so activists poured cement mixture over them. Hours later Tescos removed the spikes.
It was then just a matter of keeping up the pressure.
Then this morning the spikes in Southwark were gone!
I am overwhelmed at the outpouring of compassion and humanity in supporting the removal of the spikes and getting the City, the UK and the world talking about the issue of homelessness. The spikes were simply a symbol for the way homeless people are often treated, they have started an important discussion that has been a long time coming and one that we need to keep having.