Another Tory success as homeless man dies under blanket at packed shelter on Christmas Eve

The man lay down under a blanket and “never got up again” (file picture) [Image: Daily Mirror].

David Gauke said the Conservatives aim to halve homelessness by 2022 – this is how he proposes to do it (although he’ll never admit the fact).

The death of ‘Christopher’ at a shelter in London on Christmas Eve means homelessness has fallen, according to Tory government figures.

Mr Gauke will be delighted.

Tories don’t understand the human tragedy and certainly won’t lift a finger to prevent it.

A homeless man died under a blanket at a packed shelter on Christmas Eve – despite the desperate efforts of other rough sleepers to save his life.

The man, called Christopher and aged in his 60s, had laid down on the floor of the London-based shelter’s sleeping area, surrounded by around 130 others.

But tragically, he “never got up again”.

A devastated Crisis worker broke the news of his death to volunteers and other homeless people, telling them he “gently” passed away of natural causes.

Shift leader Ros Ponder … shared the heartbreaking incident on Facebook on New Year’s Eve.

She said: “We are not living in Victorian times.

“This is 21st century Britain. We’re a nation that spends more than £78billion on Christmas food, gifts and parties… and yet more and more people are living on our streets – curled up in doorways, on buses, park benches, even in dustbins.

“The average age of death for a homeless person in this country is just 47.

“We should all be horrified.

“In 2018 let’s all try a bit harder to put an end to this.”

Source: “No one should take their last breath like this”: Homeless man dies under blanket at packed shelter in Christmas Eve tragedy – Mirror Online

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  1. corneleus51 January 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    There is nothing new here. The immigration has not slowed one bit, the immigrants are used to working like slaves for a slice of bread and the right wing ravers are rejoicing as the supply and demand works their way. What with tax breaks, reduced wages bills, a government that takes away the “Freebies” like National health, which every working man and woman has paid for and has, in most cases, under used, they just get richer and richer. This is even reflected locally, as in Basildon, we all pay our share of taxes, but only the right wing towns are getting the benefits, with maintenence of their streets, installation of LED lighting and, You wonder if and when they decide to have their next population reduction in the form of a war, have we already paid for the uniforms and 5 bulletss for our rifles, so we may die with dignity?

  2. Justin January 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    well no doubt this will be another good thing for tory boy and there underlings to be proud of, they seem to forget people have a voice, they also seem to forget that some of us have the guts to take on there army of clowns from atos/capita and maximus and although those three companies think there invincible, via there useless complaints process, proper regulatory complaints work, I done one and have two other’s ready to roll and I have not started on the decision maker’s yet, they will be more enjoyable, there civil servants and nailing them will be fun

  3. rotzeichen January 2, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Life just doesn’t have to be this way, this short video should be seen by every person in this country:

  4. Roland Laycock January 2, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Well the Tories will be happy

  5. Brian January 2, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    “passed away of natural causes”.

    Since when has Universal Credit been natural?

  6. Kenneth Billis January 3, 2018 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I’ve just been watching a video titled “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”. At one point the narrator was talking about how the rise of fascism was “characterised by lies becoming an instrument of government and murder a bureaucratic drudgery”.

    It sounded so familiar….

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