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Whats happened to all the beggars?

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On 21 Nov 2016 at 10:46am Ron Gun wrote:
They seem yo have mostly disappeared and the Landport house is empty now too.
Have they gone to winter in San Tropez?
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 12:28pm Michael Fish wrote:
It's raining, they are fair weather beggars.
Not sure what happened to the House in Landport though, I saw the bloke Wednesday (he was picking up fag ends in the street) so was still there then (I assume).
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 1:59pm Scoobydoo wrote:
They are still about saw 3 of them yesterday heading towards town ime sure they are all about begging somewhere else
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 3:29pm big dick wrote:
just like to point out that some of them live over st pancras would love to see them all run out of lewes
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 3:33pm Bob wrote:
Funny you should say that. I have noticed that numbers are significantly down in Brighton too.
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 6:59pm Watcher wrote:
The woman who sits on the pavement near Nationwide suddenly seemed to have loads of bags with her last week so I'm not sure if she lost her home. She looked in a really bad way last time I saw her. Although I'm no fan of beggars, I hope she's ok.
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 8:06pm Smudge wrote:
I've recently seen the police telling them to clear off. Even the woman who sits outside Nationwide with the bags/dog/baby/colouring books or whatever else she uses as a begging tool, she was told to hop it.
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 8:36pm Claire wrote:
Every poster here should be utterly ashamed of themselves. Smug bigoted scum.
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 9:02pm Beggars belief wrote:
Most of the beggars are from North London, Kings Cross, St Pancras, Euston etc. They commute to towns like Lewes, Eastbourne and Brighton most days were the pickings are greater. Most don't have tickets but then again they have nothing to loose. Christmas time is good for begging in London for obvious readings be so most choose to stay there. Sad really. You will notice that on rail strike days most are not around town.
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 9:08pm george wrote:
What on earth has happened to this world and the country we live in? I despair.
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On 21 Nov 2016 at 9:29pm Tipex wrote:
I agree George. These posters represent everything that brought the world Brexit and Trump. Give it 5 years and they'll be posting here about how the world's gone mad and harking back to the good old days.
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 1:53am King of Sussex wrote:
Wouldn’t you think though, what with all the generous Tory incentives that have been introduced in recent years, to help people help themselves off the streets - benefits caps, bedroom taxes, aggressive benefit assessments, institutionalised demonising – wouldn’t you think there’d be fewer beggars? It seems to me to be having the opposite effect.
Ten years ago there was a single crusty Big Issue seller outside Morrison’s (was it still Safeway then?) – how many are there now?
Maybe we should suspend all their welfare completely, if cutting their resources a bit doesn’t work then cutting them more is bound to. It might work as well as it does in South Africa. No.. wait…
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 7:48am Bigger issue wrote:
@King if Sussex, without wanting to throw myself into this hugely inflammatory issue, I would suggest Big Issue sellers are not the same as beggars.
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 11:33am oak wrote:
Tipex how about you stop conflating brexit with things you don't like and making assumptions based on your own nasty little prejudices - learn how to debate and think or be quiet.
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 4:38pm Towney wrote:
@Claire. It's "hard working, smug, bigoted scum" thank you very much
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 4:49pm bert wrote:
I know why there is no beggars, train strike.
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 6:21pm Storm Serge wrote:
Begging in Lewes is a scam and most of them return to their council flats at night.
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On 22 Nov 2016 at 8:08pm Buggin beggars wrote:
They have gone nowhere. They were in town earlier shoplifting from WHsmits
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On 23 Nov 2016 at 6:20am Tim nice but dim wrote:
@Clare - There are some nice charitable people out there. I remember a couple of Chritmases ago some kind ladies hired a hotel room for a homeless couple over Christmas, the room was furnished with lots of Christmas presents and nice food for them to open and eat on Christmas Day. It was such a lovely thing for the ladies to have done for others who are less fortunate. I think the hotel room got wrecked in the end after the stay and the homeless couple disappeared. Oh dear, at least they tried! I appreciate the majority of homeless people are not like that but as regards to your comment it can work both ways.
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On 25 Nov 2016 at 6:24pm Lewes dweller wrote:
I'm sick and tired of the smack addled residents in Lewes. And the guy who lays about with his bottle of diamond white and a radio.


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