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Theresa May should be tarred and feathered for this.

At a time when her government is being pilloried for its cruelty, with more than 130,000 children homeless and expected to wake up in temporary accommodation this Christmas, while more than 9,000 people will be waking up on the streets, she did this at Prime Minister’s Questions:

People are dying on the streets, and Mrs May thinks that is an appropriate response.

Clearly, we are not doing enough to eject her from her own current residence at 10 Downing Street.

Here’s some background information, courtesy of The Independent:

The Government has been condemned for taking an “unacceptably complacent” attitude towards tackling homelessness, as soaring numbers of people are forced to live on the streets or in temporary accommodation.

A damning report by the cross-party Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said ministerial attempts to solve the “national crisis” had ended in “abject failure”.

Figures show more than 9,000 people are sleeping rough on the streets of England at any one time – up 134 per cent since 2011. Over 79,000 households, including 120,000 children, are meanwhile homeless and living in temporary accommodation – a rise of 65 per cent since 2010.

Recent research by charity Shelter revealed that child homelessness has reached a 10-year high, with nearly 130,000 children in Britain set to wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas.


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