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Post by Joeblck » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:59 am

I've just read an article on BBC News about a 66 year old man with chronic heart and breathing problems:he's been discharged from hospital after three days to the streets. It makes me angry to see the likes of Rees Mog and co,doing nothing about the social unjust in England.
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Post by mysty » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:51 am

There was a disturbing program on skynews about homelessness, it gave the percentages which was high, I cannot remember the figures of working class people who were one pay check away from not being able to pay their rent.
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Post by yello » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:00 am

What surprised me (from a Channel 4 News feature) was the number of working homeless, nearly 50% in London. It made me realise that I had the assumption (obviously false had I been aware and thought about it) that only the unemployed were homeless. It's a frightening situation and says a lot about both wages and rents.

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Post by Joinfrance » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:17 am

It’s amazingly easy to become homeless. It’s happened to me twice. Once when I was 60! Part of the reason I’m in France is because someone offered a roof over my head.

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Post by Kathyc » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:46 pm

yello wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:00 am
What surprised me (from a Channel 4 News feature) was the number of working homeless, nearly 50% in London. It made me realise that I had the assumption (obviously false had I been aware and thought about it) that only the unemployed were homeless. It's a frightening situation and says a lot about both wages and rents.
Don't forget that being homeless doesn't just mean living on the streets. Sofa surfing and a wide variety of other situations is included in that definition.

http://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_a ... y_homeless

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Post by Elstow » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:35 am

I'm not sure that this is confined to the UK:

https://www.thelocal.fr/20160907/over-1 ... verty-line

Perhaps any financial penalty on Marine Le Pen (should it ever be imposed/enforced) might go towards alleviating suffering.

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Post by mysty » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:52 am

Elstow I am sure there will be 1000 s of Brits living in Francei on less than 1000 a month. When we first came here 20 something years ago we could live for next to nothing. We had no income.
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Post by Kathyc » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:49 am

mysty1 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:52 am
Elstow I am sure there will be 1000 s of Brits living in Francei on less than 1000 a month. When we first came here 20 something years ago we could live for next to nothing. We had no income.
Most of the French people living on that income will be paying rent or a mortgage, something that Brits on a low income are unlikely to be doing - that's the difference.

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Post by Elstow » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:32 am

KathyC, the quote you attribute to me above was in fact from Mysty1.

That said, I agree that the UK has a homelessness problem, but in that it is not alone. Nor is its homelessness problem uniquely amongst British nationals. You can believe this or not, and I realise that it is now nearly 6 years old, but: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over ... tionals--2

For a more recent perspective: https://www.indy100.com/article/the-maj ... kxGkDhwuJW

This would include the Portuguese gent whose recent death was highlighted by Corbyn. Having twice been deported from the UK he came back here to die in Westminster tube station. A very sad thing, but I am not sure why Jacob Rees Mogg, a backbench MP is to blame.

And by the way, lots of Brits on low incomes pay rent or mortgages.

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Re: Homeless folk

Post by mysty » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:08 pm

Good point Kathyc I never thought about mortgages and rent. Not much left from 1000 a month after that,
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