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Council bans soup-kitchens, criminalises homeless

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:51 pm

The Conservative-run Westminster Council is planning to pass a bye-law which would make it a crime to give free food to homeless people. It would also impose fines on anyone caught sleeping rough.

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14225

I think this is absolutely disgusting. How can they punish people for being homeless? As if homelessness were not enough of a "punishment" already (not that homeless people have necessarily even done anything wrong.) Punishing people for charity is also simply evil. Aren't the Conservatives supposed to be all about volunteering and the Big Society?
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Re: Council bans soup-kitchens, criminalises homeless

Postby 07williamsdj » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:01 pm

I agree, this is terrible. I wonder what their idea of big society actualy is.
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Postby Steph » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:30 pm

That is just so awful :(
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Re: Council bans soup-kitchens, criminalises homeless

Postby wadey » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:06 pm

this is awful, i hope they decide not to do it.
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Re: Council bans soup-kitchens, criminalises homeless

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:27 am

I hope there is enough outcry that this does not happen.
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Postby 07williamsdj » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:51 pm

Yeah me too.
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Re: Council bans soup-kitchens, criminalises homeless

Postby Remus » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:01 pm

That's madness! Imposing fines for sleeping rough? Yeah, like where else are they suppose to go? The government should stop doing these stupid acts and focus on getting homeless people off the streets and helping them.
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Re: Council bans soup-kitchens, criminalises homeless

Postby madame_tigre » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:02 pm

That is disgusting! The Big Society is a complete joke - the Tories clearly do not want to help the poor in any way.
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