As the homeless death count grows, Tories must be delighted

A homeless man has been found dead near this theatre in Chatham [Image: Google Maps].

This is what they wanted. Tories across the UK must be delighted at the news that another homeless person has frozen to death.

The string of deaths taking place this winter is the logical conclusion to the Tory plan for the lives of the poor.

Currently, the plan has poor people losing unemployment benefits through sanctions, and losing sickness or disability benefits by failing to qualify according to the nonsense standards of a make-believe, tick-box test.

The plan also requires poor people to lose an important part of housing benefit for the heinous crime of having been allocated accommodation that has more bedrooms than they are deemed to need, by local authorities that did not have any choice due to Tory legislation that required the sale of council houses.

In this way, according to the Conservative plan, poor people can be thrown onto the street where they can be expected to freeze to death during the winter.

What a shame we live in a country where the vermin live in mansions.

A lonely homeless man ‘froze to death’ in a doorway yards from a theatre packed with families watching a New Year pantomine.

Police were called to Solomons Road in Chatham, Kent, in sub-zero temperatures at 3.20am yesterday when the man, known locally as Greg, was discovered.

He had been sleeping rough with a group of three friends near the Central Theatre where TV Dancing on Ice star and Olympic gold medallist Robin Cousins was starring in Jack and the Beanstalk.

The tragedy comes less than a week after another homeless man, Michael McCluskey, was found dead a few minutes’ walk away in Chatham High Street on Christmas Eve.

Source: Lonely homeless man ‘froze to death’ in doorway yards from theatre packed with families watching New Year pantomime

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9 thoughts on “As the homeless death count grows, Tories must be delighted

  1. Sven Wraight

    When an accident happens on someone’s watch, they generally try to look spick and span so their bosses don’t fire them. So when 2 people freeze to death in the same area we can conclude my local councillors aren’t bothering.

  2. davidmortimermiltonkeynes

    How many more people must die on our streets before enough people look at & accept the evidence which shows it costs tax payers less to house the homeless than it does to leave them on the streets & when enough people in each area demand their local authorities provide housing to rough sleepers the deaths on our streets will stop. Every year someone is left on the streets takes 4 years off their life & the average age of death is 47.

    The most comprehensive evaluation of housing related support services estimated that £1.6 billion investment generated net savings of £3.4 billion to public spending. Preventing homelessness is far more cost effective than dealing with it once it has occurred. The minimum cost saving of preventing someone’s homelessness compared to accepting a homelessness duty is between £1,300 and £7,700. If somebody ends up street homeless the costs are even greater: it is estimated that one person sleeping rough costs between £8,605 and £35,000 a year in crime, emergency health and social care services alone.

    National research demonstrates that homelessness & rough sleeping impacts significantly upon a person’s health & puts greater demands upon the health service, with 41% of homeless people attending Accident & Emergency Departments, 31% being admitted to hospital, 28% using an ambulance and 82% having visited a GP at least once within a 12 month period.

    1. wonton51

      Like America , homelessness has become part of the urban landscape . I remember a time when it was very rare to see people sleeping rough.
      Then came Mrs Thatcher and Ronnie Reagan and free markets and neo capitalism.
      Today , there is at least one generation that has no comprehension or understanding of social life before Thatcher and Reagan. To these 30 plus individuals . homelessness is just another part of urban life which you walk over , kick or bully on your way to the office cubicle.
      We live in very selfish times and the majority of Brits and Americans couldn’t give a xxxx about rough sleepers. Until it effects them.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Good points, ruined by the swearing at the end.
        Don’t try to swear on this site.

  3. Barry Davies

    Well the tories got elected because they are “for hardworking people” no one else matters rip they are working you to death you have to find your own way to die.

    1. Sven Wraight

      An open verdict! She got no benefits and was barred from working. She had an MA, so was better qualified than so many politicians who had they power to murder her and her kid – or leave her utterly dependent upon the good will of strangers … and this is the first I’ve heard of it (I live in Medway). Thank-you for correcting my ignorance.
      I note that no names of responsible bureaucrats were mentioned: her death was the result of routine procedure!

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