While we argue about who should run the country, homeless people are dying


Were you horrified yesterday (December 3), when a homeless man froze to death on the coldest night of the year?

Well, guess what?

In Tory Britain, a homeless person dies every 19 hours.

That means it is a statistical probability that one has died since This Site published that story – and another 10 or 11 will pass away before voting ends on December 12.

It’s hard to get accurate figures because official data can be difficult to locate and acquire.

But to give you an idea of what’s happening the Museum of Homelessness tells us:

One man died after sleeping rough outside the Hilton hotel in Nottingham. On the same day a homeless man is thought to have frozen to death in Yorkshire.

In Glasgow, a man was found dead in a car park. And in Manchester a homeless man died in hospital after being found by a pub landlord.

A man in his fifties was found dead in a park in London at the beginning of November.

At least 726 homeless people died in 2018 – a 22 per cent rise on the previous year.

And at least 235 people affected by homelessness died in the six months to August this year.

In 2017, the Conservatives promised to halve homelessness by 2022 – and end it altogether by 2027.

In the year that followed, homelessness increased by 13,000 – to 330,000. That’s Tory politics for you.

The Tories have promised to extend current pilot schemes to end rough sleeping.

But more than 30 per cent of known fatalities since 2017 have occurred where people were in emergency or temporary accommodation. How is that going to help them?

Labour has pledged to end rough sleeping within five years, if elected into government, partly by providing 8,000 new homes for people with a history of sleeping on the streets.

So, if you want to stop people dying just because they don’t have a home, the answer seems obvious.

Source: Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: