They’re not homeless. They’re ‘camping’.

I often stop to say hello to the homeless people living in the park, no one should  be living outdoors this weather. Sometimes i will buy an extra sliced loaf and pass it over to be shared between them, they feel forgotten by government and society. I noticeda new face among the frozen throng, a very pretty girl in her thirties huddled into a parka coat, as a male this upset me to see such a lovely creature abandoned to the elements.
Considering how rough it can be for some people, those who whinge over trivialities while having reasonable health, food and a roof over their heads is bad form. It is very cold today. The young girl who was crushed to death in the storms by a falling tree in Exeter city centre the other day was correctly referred to as ‘homeless’ in the early news bulletin, however by the later main BBC news she was referred to as ‘camping’. Someone, somewhere had decided that they would sanitise the news and not make people feel uncomfortable about a young lass having to take shelter under a tree in foul weather, they would rather we think of her as a rather intrepid Novemeber holiday maker taking in the sights of Exeter.
Why must government lie to us ? about immigration, unemployment, stupid wars and those having  their homes and jobs taken away.
T Stokes london
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7 Responses to “They’re not homeless. They’re ‘camping’.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This really hit home, i usually rush past the homeless where i live
    i wa snear to tears after reading this, a couple of weeks before christmas when my family will be tucking in to all the godies while other britians are living rough, my husbnad says in the cricket field over the back several tents have appeared beside the fence,
    i will do as the writer suggested and take them an occasional loaf
    thankyou tap for this
    amanda hollingsworth

  2. Anonymous says:

    Aww, shame it is so bad, London homeless up by 40% this year according to News. USA it’s far worse as there is a months long wait to even get into a shelter. my fellas ex lives in the YMCA and used to work there. They are allied to the homeless shelter and our pal Herbie (ex career Army Ranger) lived in his car for 6 months before he could get a place there-he was a lucky one really. If Obama goes ahead with banning guns (2nd amendment) then there will be a civil war and the army, National Guard and police are being told that the returning vets are a main new target, not Taliban or Al Quaida. Just watch it is coming, government versus the US people

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have every sympathy with homeless people as times are getting harder and harder.

    One thing I won’t do is give them money. Not every homeless person is the same obviously, but some would use the money to go on drugs or alcohol which is only going to make their situation worse.

    I agree with the sentiments above. Give them a loaf of bread, a can of soup, a blanket, a nice thick jumper, etc. Anything that will help them while they find their feet again or get them through the night. There are some, however, that just want to bury themselves under a load of cardboard boxes in a corner and not want to wake up in the morning… life can crush you to the point of oblivion like that.

    I’ve been there myself.

  4. Paul says:

    Just wait till the Universal Credit and Bedroom Tax start to hit, people fall foul of it and into arrears with their rent. The social housing sector has been filled with heartless jobsworths now who have things like politically correct quotas to fill in their office and must regualarly attend common purpose training sessions and see themselves as the next coming of the lord to rule over the plebs. Nothing worse than a massaged ego nobody been given power is there.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just like to add to the above as a sidenote.

    I know very well one of the heads of the substance abuse (drugs/alcohol) teams at a certain big hospital in the UK. Lovely lady. I’m not going to say anymore about that because it’s not the point.

    The point is, you would be amazed at how many homeless people on the street die of heart attacks through substance abuse withdrawal whether it be alcohol or drugs or both.

    Think about it. You are on the streets and homeless… who wouldn’t be depressed and feel like life has given up on you? It would be so easy to look for a fix to ‘take the edge off things’.

    Problem is, once you get dependent on the drug of choice, *AND* you can’t find the money to buy that drug, then you are prone to the sweats, then DT’s/shakes, then convulsions, and potentially a heart attack because of rapid withdrawal. Research: GABAergic brain neural transmission.

    About 1 in 5 die of that final stage of convulsions/heart attack according to latest government statistics (not that I believe a word the government says anymore).

  6. Anonymous says:

    there is a worry here.
    At Kings Lynn Norfolk where i live
    the homles guys stick together here
    because the poofs come down on night trians from london and they pick off the stragglers.
    Either offering them money for their ass, or taking tying and gang raping them.
    The local police say they are doing what they can.

  7. Tapestry says:

    That doesn’t sound too likely to me, but what do I know?

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