…it seems no left-wing propaganda survives contact with the ‘oppressed’:
A new report states fewer than four in ten of the city’s homeless are from the area and Brighton and Hove City Council is consulting on its rough sleeping strategy, which aims to make sure no-one has to sleep rough here by 2020.
The report states in 2014/15 street services dealt with 775 people and reported a six per cent increase in cases on the previous year. A snapshot counted 78 rough sleepers on a single night in November.
It states: “We are concerned that numbers could increase further over the next year.”
Naturally, this is all the fault of the Terrible Toree Cutz. Innit?
National policy changes, including benefit caps and changes to disability living allowance, allied to rising property prices locally, are predicted to increase the number of people unable to sustain their accommodation in the coming year, placing them at increased risk of homelessness.
See? But wait! What do the homeless themselves say? Well, strangely enough, the ‘Argus’ decided to try some actual journalism for a change!
But when The Argus took to the streets to ask rough sleepers their opinions, 20-year-old Dallas Harker told our reporter that the policy was misguided.
She said: “Some people have moved because of domestic violence, drugs and many other reasons.
“Most of the people on the streets either haven’t got families or don’t want to know them.
“I’m staying put in Brighton because I like it and I want to make it my home.”
Ooops! Out of the mouths of babes dossers, indeed…
Dallas grew up in North London before spells in Essex and Manchester. She said: “I thought Brighton would be completely different and less hassle but it’s not.
“The authorities need to find out why the majority of people are on the street in the first place.
“They are helping refugees but not us. We need to sort out the homeless people we have already.”
Oh boy! The Housing Department will be putting you to the bottom of every list now!