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I wrote it before and no doubt I’ll write it again: Conservative policy is for homelessness to end after all the homeless people are dead.

Recent estimates have suggested there are around 4-5,000 people sleeping rough on our streets, and the Tories pledged in 2017 to end homelessness in 10 years.

As far as they are concerned, nearly 500 deaths constitute a good start – especially when you consider that the number of deaths recorded in the five years between 2013 and April this year were just 300.

And you’ll notice there have been no headlines about the number of rough sleepers the Tories have got back into homes and good jobs.

At least 449 people died while being homeless across the UK in the last year, a shocking investigation has revealed.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, in partnership with Channel 4 News, has found a former soldier, a physicist and a travelling musician were among those who lost their lives.

Violence, drug overdoses and suicide were identified as some of the reasons why they died.

Among the tragic findings, one man’s body showed signs of prolonged starvation. In one week alone, 14 people died.

There is no official figure for the number of people who die on the streets, though a series of reports suggest homelessness is rising.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed it will now produce its own estimates on homeless deaths.

Source: At Least 449 Homeless People Died Last Year, Bureau of Investigative Journalism And Channel 4 News Reveals

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