On 11 Dec 2017 at 11:12pm who cares wrote:
I was looking online to see if lLewes councili is doing anything to help rough sleepers in this horrendous weather and got directed to what was in fact an old stream from 2016. Thought it was a current one and so responded
So apologies,Unprovoked attack not intended..
On 11 Dec 2017 at 11:20pm Big man wrote:
Do u mean the piss up drug takers no hopers . That put fu#k into lewes but take your money to spend on drugs and beer .
On 12 Dec 2017 at 8:33am Guy wrote:
@who cares, maybe you are one of the only people who cares but I doubt it. Rather than rant at entire town on a forum where the mix of views are very varied why not put your money where your mouth is and have them all live at your house? All of them mind, just one or two would be being selective. Are you up for it?
On 12 Dec 2017 at 10:32am Billy wrote:
They deliberately play on people's conscience.
Yesterday in Brighton there were far fewer beggars on the street - most were at home, where they live, supported by the State.
However, those that were out, chose to sit in the pouring rain/sleet rather than go under the shelter of shop doorways, canopies, scaffold platforms etc where they normally sit.
On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:26am Mark wrote:
I saw my first rough sleeper in Cliffe High Street about 10-12 years ago. I was shocked. I'm not shocked nowadays because the streets are full of them. What do you people imagine has changed? Drugs aren't new. Strong cider isn't new. Scrounging wasn't invented a decade ago. What is new is a freeze on housing benefits, benefit sanctions, decimation of sources of council support. And if someone sits in the rain rather than under shelter doesn't that suggest desperation?
On 12 Dec 2017 at 12:05pm Home wrote:
Well they should get up, and get a job simple. Why are all the amazon delivery men foreign? Because lazy english would rather claim benefits and scrounge
On 12 Dec 2017 at 12:10pm confused wrote:
I'm confused. I thought the foreigners were stealing our jobs? Now you're saying they are hardworking amazon drivers and it's lazy brits choosing not to take a job.
It must be difficult being on the right
On 12 Dec 2017 at 2:02pm Billy wrote:
Or Mark, is it payback time for recent decades of liberal values. What happened to stable families, proper parenting, marriage etc. I would be happy to wager that many (not all) of the homeless are from broken homes, probably going back a couple of generations.
On 12 Dec 2017 at 2:24pm Mark wrote:
Maybe Billy but seems a bit of a stretch to me. Complete breakdown in family values causing widespread homelessness during the last 10-12 years. There are more immediate causes.
On 12 Dec 2017 at 3:50pm Billy wrote:
Read what you want to read eh Mark? I said many, not all.
You could also ask the question, why were so many people dependent on benefits in the first place?
And a recent statistic to help support my view in an earlier post - Unmarried parents account for one fifth of all couples but half of all family breakdowns.
On 12 Dec 2017 at 4:36pm who cares wrote:
I recant my recant. Most of the following post make my point for me..What are all you upstanding folks going to do with your self righteousness if homelessness is ended ?.Dont panic ,its unlikely
On 12 Dec 2017 at 5:37pm Mark wrote:
There'll be more @who cares. Loads of venom about. Lots of people enjoy the feeling. Like Billy's silly statistic. Of course unmarried couples would result in more family breakdowns. They would tend to be, to a much larger extent, be transient couples in short term relationships. And relating this to homelessness is just weird.
On 12 Dec 2017 at 8:29pm Billy wrote:
Mark, I don't understand why linking family breakdown with homelessness is weird? Contrary to what you like to believe, homelessness isn't caused solely by a benefits crackdown. As I said earlier, why are some people on benefits in the first place?