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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

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