cholmondeley wrote:Having beggars around our national icons does present a certain image of Britain to the rest of the world.
mro wrote:That's a pc myth. There's no comparison.entire sections of England's population actually live in third world conditions
cholmondeley wrote:Sorry if this sounds a bit blunt, or if in my stupidity I'm missing something obvious, but I don't see any logical connection here at all.se1sam. private charity should be different from public policy, else it should be legal for a beggar to wander into your home on the grounds that he deserves your sympathy.
cholmondeley wrote:Erm, I think that's probably just YOUR interpretation of the wider interest. Some (weirdos, no doubt) may suggest that the wider interest of society might be that everyone has a fair chance to find themselves a life which doesn't mean they are living in "squalor".The wider interest is that public spaces should be pleasant and a source of pride and that kind people should enact their kindness without requiring public squalor.
Jan the old one wrote:I bet the cleaners who are on a basic wage of £7.20 at the Tate Modern would be glad of earning £12.00 an hour like people collecting for charity..
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