Rob O’Connor, of no fixed abode, Chelmsford, died in a former catalogue shop doorway, overnight between Thursday and Friday.

There was no good reason for him to be there, other than that the Conservative government wanted him to be homeless and was reckless about whether he would die.

The number of homeless people in the UK has skyrocketed since the Conservatives oozed back into office in 2010.

This is due to Tory policies designed to drive people out of their homes – like the Bedroom Tax, benefit sanctions, and restrictions on qualification conditions for sickness and disability benefits.

But research has shown that it costs governments more to have people living on the streets than it does to house them; it simply doesn’t make economic sense for them to be living on the streets.

We can only conclude that this death is due to the vindictiveness of a Conservative government that enjoys pushing people to their deaths.

A man, believed to be sleeping rough, has been found dead in the doorway of an empty catalogue store following a cold and frosty night.

Police were called to the store in Springfield Road, Chelmsford, by the ambulance service at about 11.10 GMT.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner, police said.

Temperatures dropped below 0C (32F) locally early on Friday, according to the BBC’s regional weather service.

Source: Homeless man dies after cold night

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