This is the vile hate crime that your Conservative government encourages

Read the following comment, received in response to This Site’s article about the homeless man who was attacked and set alight in Coventry last weekend:

“Tonight the caravan belonging to a homeless friend of mine was set on fire in Rotherhithe, London. I don’t know if he was in it at the time, he usually comes here if it’s too cold or needs a shower.

“The thing is that this man was trying to provide himself with the essentials of life. Before moving to this caravan he lived in a coach on a motorway layby. That was also set on fire.

“He recently started a job working for a housing association and was possibly going to be promoted. Now that he will have no money, possessions or clothes he is likely to go into a depression and use drugs as a respite from reality and lose his job.

“Southwark council does not give single white men who are homeless an interview with a housing officer. They won’t even make it into the building in Bournemouth Road and will be assaulted if they try.

“So this man who has probably been judged as a scrounger and a lowlife but in fact has never applied for benefits, wanted to work and was just about to recover from a period of misfortune without the hindrance of dealing with Jobcentres or the Department of Worthless Prats (who deserve to be the target of hatred rather than their victims) will have suffered more injustice in the last few years than most people can imagine has to start again as if he has been dropped on the earth naked, no ID, no passport, no money, nothing.

“That is if he’s still alive.”

That is what nearly nine years of Conservative-led government has done to the United Kingdom. It has turned us against each other so much that thugs are roaming our cities setting people on fire. There aren’t enough police to stop them and the Tories are egging them on.

The Tories are egging them on.

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9 thoughts on “This is the vile hate crime that your Conservative government encourages

  1. Debbie Wiles

    I really feel for people like the victim described in this article, as well as many others that you and other left wing commentators make me aware of. I have been homeless (mostly during Thatcher’s time). Homelessness pushed me into the worst of the traveller scene. I was lucky back then, as most people had yet to become as cynical and selfish as many are today, and limited support was not too hard to find.

    My ESA (support group) and PIP (enhanced mobility, awarded up to this October, after a year of appeals) are both under review. I’m mostly housebound and have no support, but still consider myself one of the lucky ones. So when I hear of suffering, I know what so many are going through. I know many people who are worse off than me.

    Thank you so much for the time you put in making people aware of so many injustices, despite (or is it thanks to?) your own difficulties.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      At the moment my only difficulties have to do with the time available to allocate to these matters; I’m probably quite lucky in that respect.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The Conservatives have been working to that pattern for nine years now. Some would say they have managed to be more successful than the Nazis in this respect.

  2. Robbie

    Clearly no crime of arson, whatever motivation, can ever be condoned but I am left wondering just why Labour controlled Southwark Council refuse to even interview a single gentleman.

      1. Robbie

        The government has not ruled against councils seeking to asssist single people in finding housing.

  3. Pat Sheehan

    At the moment, luckily, this sort of barbaric behavior is still a wicked crime (phew) and our tenacious, plucky bobbies will hunt down these fiends mercilessly to ensure a lengthy period of incarceration with the judiciary sending out a stark warning to all those other savage miscreants lurking around out there, somewhere, in the long, dark, shadows of the rotting tory regime! But how long for?

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