The UK has been at war with the homeless for several years now. Here are just a few of the disgusting acts the UK are willing to unleash upon the Countries most vulnerable:
- The Police have been seizing the property of the homeless leaving them without bedding and warm clothing.
- It’s now common practice in many areas to ‘Wet Down’ doorways throughout the night to deter people from sleeping rough.
- Police are persistently waking up the homeless to perform welfare checks, often multiple times in one evening. Charities suggest such tactics are borderline torture.
- Areas once suitable for setting down for the night are now being fitted with Spikes, a survey suggests a 60% increase in spikes being fitted in the last 12 months.
- Many areas now have an outright ban on anyone sleeping rough, with homeless people being asked to move on and in many cases forcibly removed from the area.
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) December 2, 2016
Against the backdrop of the criminalization of homelessness, Christopher Ubsdell feels extremely fortunate that he is no longer among the many thousands of homeless people in Britain currently enduring a harsh winter. He was given a low-income, government subsidized apartment in May. Although he’s not working yet, he says his life has improved immeasurably.
Still, Ubsdell’s thoughts this Christmas season are on homelessness and the many innocent people in the U.K. considered criminals simply because they are poor.
“They’re not trying to fix the issue. They are scaring people, they are scaring the general public, making them think that homeless people are responsible for crimes that they are not responsible for,” he said, “so it becomes more difficult for homeless people to move on with their lives.” [source]
As a nation, the UK are becoming almost hostile towards the homeless with blame be directed at the individual rather than the society in which such a life exists, many prominent politicians claim that many homeless people are living rough by choice – but ask yourself this, what kind of society develops such a choice to be made by a human being in the first place ?
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) March 8, 2016
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