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

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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