boroughpaul wrote:i dont care whether somewone is "homeless" or just plain anti social. people who break the law by peeing in public or behaving in a way that causes offence should suffer the consequences whatever their circumstances. i am still not convinced that there is any excuse for the gatherings of beggars around parts of SE1. we pay tax to support social welfare and a hellova lot of it. whats the point if those who need it dont take it up?
westofbank wrote:What I find even more unacceptable, are people, who move here and then try and turn it into the part of London they could not afford to live in by picking on a vulnerable group.
Laphroaig wrote:Gareth, we posted at the same time. I could understand your argument if it pertained to the present economic climate, but until this year Britain experienced tremendous growth and prosperity. How is there were homeless people then?
boroughpaul wrote:my point is basically that there are a lot of beggars and "homeless" in SE1 and just because they are in this particlar situation does not mean they have imunity under the law if they behave in a manner that offends...the law applies to all, equally does it not?
London Roader wrote:It is worth pointing out that 40% of bankers' bonuses were handed over to others in the form of taxes. And if they didn't spend on "extravagances" such as Porsches then there would be higher unemployment in the car industry.
I am no fan of greed in any industry, but what comes around goes around.
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