Is this the UK’s attitude to homelessness now – pretending to help and then kicking them when they’re down?

Offensive: It seems increasing numbers of people think violence against homeless people is acceptable. Is it because our government has implied that it is? Beware. The de-humanising of a group in society is one of the biggest steps toward fascism [Image for illustrative purposes only].

I wonder if this is the reason my story about homeless children being housed in shipping containers didn’t get much of a response – that Tory propaganda has done its job and most people think homeless people are only good for a beating?

If people didn’t object to children being housed in freight boxes, this may explain the reason: They think it’s fine to do more harm to the homeless while pretending to help them.

Am I right? Have homeless people been de-humanised to the point where nobody cares what they suffer – until it happens to them?

A homeless man was kicked and pushed to the ground by a group of men after they “pretended to help” him.

Video footage filmed by one of the attackers shows the 43-year-old victim being shoved in the back and sent flying to the ground in Coventry.

An eyewitness claimed the victim had fallen over drunk and lost one of his shoes before a man “went over and held out his hand to help him up…then kicked him in the back”.

The homeless man was later taken to hospital and had to have stitches in his lips, according to another witness.

Source: Homeless man kicked and pushed to ground after man ‘pretended to help him’ | The Independent

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4 thoughts on “Is this the UK’s attitude to homelessness now – pretending to help and then kicking them when they’re down?

  1. trev

    We’re witnessing the breakdown of Society. The rot set in with Margaret Thatcher who famously said that Society doesn’t exist, it’s been a downhill decline ever since. Cruel policies result in the creation of a cruel world. Dog eat dog, and the blame game. A Hostile Environment, by design.

  2. Jo Owen

    Thanks to those wonderful “b”ankers we finally lose the last of everything they have taken, our home. Is this what me and my husband/carer have to look forward too. Council have informed us it’s not that they won’t help, but they can’t help. I’m not the only disabled wheelchair user needing help. Oh the Tories have exceeded in the destruction of society, community and empathy. Us? Well winter is coming, we are nothing but an unrecorded statistic.

  3. Jenny Hambidge

    Did you know this? A local charity set up to give food to homeless and destitute people them was refused charitable status by the Charities Commission because feeding people does not help them to “move on” in their lives.

  4. hugosmum70

    i think its not a case of people dont care now, more likely a case of being overwhelmed with all thats happening, being down to the extent of verging on depression. losing friends when you speak out.ive lost 1 this week and theres another where we teeter on the edge. no longer the friendship weve had for around 27 years.all because i’m labour ,she is tory.. acts like she is anyway as she refuses to say ….I think jeremy Corbyn is the only answer we are going to get to help this country and the people in it. there is no one else. and with his empathy for people and the poverty/and austerity which caused it and the ongoing results of those things,hes the only one with the heart to do it. im hearing from others in my age group (70s) who simply do not like him but wont tell me why/// its something they feel about him is the answer i get.2 of these are actually labour supporters but wont vote at all while corbyn is in leaders position.its all got me down….. my beloved brother is a tory but he doest look down on me or have nothing to dowith me because i vote labour. i keep trying to show him what the govt are doing but he believes the media. we know when we have gone far enough . i know i wont change his mind until; something happens TO change it… the whole thing IS splitting families wonder that it seems like no ones bothered. they are but a lot of us dont have the money or resources to anything about it. plus its a mater of self preservation too.though some one say selfishness i would take a homeless person in if i could but 1. i live in a 1 bedroomed place. a woman 4 am elderly with disabilities……… i dont think i am in a position to take even 1 person in…. would be too risky for me…wouldnt it?even if i did have a spare room… you et to the point of ,… what IS the point

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