This is a shocking indication of the Conservative government’s real policy towards the homeless.
Last year, I quoted a report that homelessness had increased by 134 per cent since the general election in 2010. Today, that figure stands at 169 per cent. That is an enormous increase.
Worse still, after the Conservatives announced that they were going to end homelessness by 2027, we have discovered that 449 rough sleepers died within a single year.
That’s compared with 300 deaths over five years, between 2013 and April this year.
I have said the real Tory policy isn’t to end homelessness by getting rough sleepers into homes and jobs; the plan is to kill these people off. By that standard, I imagine the Tories think 449 deaths is a good start.
Anyone with the slightest speck of decency about them would consider it an abomination against some of the most vulnerable people of the United Kingdom.
Labour has made a video clip to hammer the facts home:
The Tories claim they’re “combating homelessness" but the reality couldn't be more different. Share the facts on #WorldHomelessDay 👇 pic.twitter.com/U3M6skBzNw
— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) October 10, 2018
And some of our favourite campaigners made it personal, pointing out that people like Theresa May (for example) have not been honest with us:
Theresa May: An apology.
On numerous occasions I have claimed rough sleeping has increased by 134% under the Tories. Although tweeted in good faith, I was wrong, and I am sorry.
The correct figure is in fact 169%.
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) October 10, 2018
The figures should make it perfectly clear that there is no way the Conservatives will ever make life better for people who have been reduced to living rough on the streets.
And let’s be clear on this: Rough sleepers aren’t “scroungers”. They aren’t “lazy”. They haven’t chosen to live that way, either.
The figures don’t lie.
They became homeless because the Tory government wanted them to be. And now they are dying because the Tory government wants them to die.
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A shocking statistic and an unacceptable situation. If the Tories had any shame they would resign, but their plan is to kill off as many poor people as. possible. Previous eras did it through warfare, now domestic policies have to be used to eradicate the economically unproductive and reduce the population.
O/T link here Mike, but you might find it interesting: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/britain-public-finances-worse-gambia-153245680.html