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Windsor Wedding: Homeless crackdown ahead of royal wedding
5 January 2018
The British are gearing up for a royal wedding this year. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in May at a Royal Chapel in Windsor. Huge audiences are expected to tune in from around the world. But a controversy has broken out over a Tweet. Simon McGregor-Wood reports.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
WINDSOR and Maidenhead council have made it a crime to be homeless, issuing fines of £100 criminalising destitute people in an attempt to drive them off the streets before the royal wedding.
When the council first announced plans to get the police to drive the homeless and the poor off the streets of ‘royal Windsor’ there was outrage across the nation.
A vote of no confidence was put last month to kick Dudley out. When he narrowly survived the vote three Tory councillors, Paul Brimacombe, Asghar Majeed and Geoffrey Hill, immediately resigned.
However, this has not deterred Dudley from proceeding and the council have now announced that anyone who leaves bedding and belongings ‘unattended’ on its streets, will be fined and banned from the area. Windsor and Maidenhead Council is proposing to increase fines for ‘anti-social behaviour’ to £100. It says it hopes the ‘robust strategy’ will reduce rough sleepers by 50% by the end of March. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle on 19 May.
Plans put forward for a new public space protection order (PSPO) by the council include banning people from making ‘any verbal, non-verbal or written requests for money, including the placing of hats and containers’. The council proposals add that ‘no person shall, for any duration of time, leave unattended in a public area any bedding, belongings, personal effects or any other material or paraphernalia’.
Murphy James, from Windsor Homeless Project, questioned how ‘fining somebody who quite evidently has no money’ would solve the problem. He added: ‘Criminalise real criminals, not those that are forced into a situation by circumstance and left to survive. That is quite simply inhumane.’
Rough sleepers in Windsor have had their sleeping bags and belongings cleared away by police ahead of the royal wedding. At shop fronts and bus stops next to Windsor Castle, footage showed the possessions of some of the street homeless people being put into sealed plastic bags and taken away in a police van: here.
Britain: UNDER the Localism Act 2011, councils were granted greater powers to restrict access to social housing. Vulnerable people are now unable to access social housing. They are trapped ‘in a cycle of homelessness’, due to this change in the law. Since 2011, 700,000 households have disappeared from waiting lists across England, and have been left to their own devices: here.
UK local authorities escalate anti-homelessness policies: here.
THE tragic death of a homeless man just yards from the entrance to Parliament should serve as a wake-up call to the government, politicians and charities said yesterday: here.
CAMPAIGNERS expressed disbelief yesterday after the new Tory homelessness minister said she had no idea why rough sleeping had increased but insisted it has nothing to do with welfare reforms: here.
USA: On Saturday around 11 a.m. in Oakland, California a fire broke out in a semi-official homeless encampment in the city’s Fruitvale district, destroying the tents and belongings of roughly 20 people. Just by luck there were no injuries in that incident. However, another fire broke out in a West Oakland camp on Monday, killing one man: here.
123,000 kids now homeless in Tory Britain: here.