Self-isolate at home, they say. But what if you are homeless?

March 18, 2020

While the government often seems to show callous indifference to Britain’s rough sleepers, on Tuesday it was announced that a pot of money would be provided to help our homeless people avoid coronavirus.

 

It is good the government has acted – but now for the bad news: rather than a policy or strategy, this feels little more than a contemptuous wad of cash chucked into the collective begging bowl of Britain’s most vulnerable people.

 

Meanwhile, there is a simple solution staring the government in the face – pass emergency legislation to commandeer some of Britain’s now near-empty hotels and house homeless people in them.

 

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