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On 20 Feb 2017 at 10:28am busby wrote:
Much has been said on this subject before I know but I get fed up with fraudsters. Man outside Boots last week with feet inside a sleeping bag, snow white interior obviously never been slept in. Also Big Issue seller and her parents in Cliffe, isn't it time they got themselves a proper job? Aldi are recruiting. They are not homeless.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 10:30am The Greek wrote:
Homeless people can buy new sleeping bags too.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 10:47am Parent wrote:
Bring back national service. These lads need a kick up the backside.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 1:49pm Frank wrote:
The girl in Cliffe does have a lovely smile though.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 2:08pm Scooby wrote:
They al have a roof over their heads they all get benefits and they all beg as they use their benefits for drugs and they scrounge the rest of the weeks they have all been offered rehab and all refused it so its their own fault they are doing it sadly one was killed in a fire due to no electric or gas recently.... they make their own rules up and the authorities can only do so much i disgusted and shocked that even you g children offer them money and they still take it sadly this is becoming more of a problem on our street now
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 2:46pm The Cypriot wrote:
You are all middle class, well off Lewesians who wrinkle your nose at the sight of somebody less fortunate than yourselves asking for money. To categorise all beggars as drug addicts is simply wrong; try speaking to them, as if they're actually other human beings (imagine that), a couple in particular are extremely nice, intelligent, sober people who have fallen on hard times. As for those that are suffering from narcotic addiction, the government criminalises drug addiction and addicts, rather than helping them, which results in a vicious cycle of crime and desperation that people in the grip of addictive, life destroying drugs struggle to get out of.
As for all you stuck up, opinionated, judgemental people; you're disgusting and should be ashamed. As if you don't have the change to spare. Makes me sick, each and every homeless person is worth 10 of you. How dare they have a clean sleeping bag to sleep in
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 4:26pm Faith wrote:
Show people less fortunate to oneself with compassion my beloved human compatriates.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 4:43pm Bob wrote:
Yes, show them some compassion. Show the man outside Boots some compassion. I walked past him on the way to Waitrose. When I came out he had gone, but left his "belongings" on the pavement. I walked to the Station and there he was coming out of the off-licence with Special Brew in his hand.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 4:48pm Pedro wrote:
@ The Cypriot. Well said. Worth noting that the government doesn't criminalise ALL drug addiction, as there are plenty who resort to alcohol and become addicted to booze and sadly abuse it. This drug generates the UK government an enormous amount of revenue, and more of this should be allocated to helping those who are vulnerable and suffering from alcohol addiction should they request or require it.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 5:29pm Mark wrote:
Scrooby, I say this every time this thread comes up and I never get an answer from any of you "string em from the lamp post" types who've been taken in by trashy TV programmes about "scroungers". Drugs aren't a new thing. Strong cider isn't a new thing. How would you explain the sudden explosion in begging. What is it that's changed? Swingeing changes to our benefit system and benefit sanctions.
 
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 5:32pm Arthur Lager wrote:
What a great idea Pedro - writing in two different threads about how nasty alcohol is - takes the heat off you and your cannabis crusade does it?
Of course in your doped out mind cannabis is wonderful stuff...
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 5:47pm Bigot Issue wrote:
@busby Please don't lump together Big Issue sellers with beggars. They are trying to earn a living, with help from the Big Issue Foundation charity. Their website clarifies what they do if you're interested in finding out.
Of course you don't have to buy the magazine if you don't want to, but please don't slag them off for selling it. In the same way I wouldn't slag off a newsagent for selling the Daily Mail.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 6:00pm hangemhigh wrote:
the reason there is an explosion of begging is because it works!
the girl outside stpeter/stjames shop has a home, there's a few of them all in collusion, the more people give 'em the more they'll hang around.
BEGGING IS ILLEGAL for a reason
 
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 6:10pm Pedro wrote:
@ Arthur. I commented about the UK government needing to act more on helping people with drug addictions (including alcohol, as they make enough money from it). I don't think alcohol is "nasty", but like with all drugs, should be treated with caution. It just so happens that a lot more caution and help is required for people using alcohol than cannabis....you need only ask the police and NHS just at weekends alone to establish this.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 6:11pm Toffee wrote:
Sad to see a lack of compassion and I share the thoughts of Cypriot. We are one job losses or relationship finishing away from difficulties.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 6:15pm Hope wrote:
Compatriots, Faith. But a good thought nevertheless.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 6:22pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
As some of you may know, I work with homeless people and I can assure you that not all those begging in Lewes have homes. They may have somewhere that they stay from time to time, but that's not the same thing.
And before the small-minded bigots on here rush to judge, they might like to consider what tragic events have led to people being so troubled that they resort to drugs and/or alcohol to cope. Suffice to say, just hearing what some people have suffered in their short lives is enough to make most people need a drink.
Mark, you got it spot on: benefit cuts and sanctions are a big cause of both begging and homelessness.
 
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 8:21pm Sussex Jim wrote:
But, according to previous posts, you sell alcohol in your shop, Pedro?
 
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 8:56pm Wtf wrote:
Pedro has a shop? Where? I wish to avoid it. Wonder if he keeps a stash there under bright lights?
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 9:00pm Pedro wrote:
@sussex jim. I believe you must be confusing me with someone else. I am not involved with any shop. In any case, I don't have a major problem with alcohol being regulated, taxed and legally sold. I just think the government should pick up more of the pieces that this drug leaves its in wake.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 9:15pm Blois Road wrote:
I'm surprised there are so many gullible people willing to be taken in by these scam artists - they have their own secure council tenancies in the town (where they entertain other alcohol/drug abusing friends).
STOP FUNDING THEIR HABITS
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 9:19pm Brainwashed wrote:
If you keep saying it enough pedro you may begin to convince yourself.
 
 
On 20 Feb 2017 at 9:22pm Pedro wrote:
@brainwashed. Ok.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 10:29pm Mark wrote:
@Act. I'm a Mental Health Liaison Nurse at A&Eat the EDGH. Speak to them on a daily basis. The ones
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 10:31pm Mark wrote:
Oops... That are contemplating suicide. It generates insight. More so than C5 programmes.
 
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On 21 Feb 2017 at 8:02am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Wow, you have a tough job, Mark. I'm very aware of the difficulties faced in MH services, soo respect to you!


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