Wednesday 6 July 2011 9.13am
Whereas it's fine by you, Doc, for owners of buildings to leave them unoccupied while people can't afford to put a roof over their heads, and there's a shortage of housing?
Squatters generally occupy buildings which have been long empty. It's not like they break into people's houses when they nip down the shops for a pint of milk.
Daily Mail aside, do you have any actual evidence that living on benefits is a happy state? Have you checked out how much (i.e. little) you get if you don't work? Have you tried to get a council house recently? You really have to have pretty much nothing in the way of assets and/or income before you even get considered. Are you really suggesting that people deliberately make themselves potless and don't work just in order to get a council house and a few quid in benefits?
...if you press it, they will come.