The Argus reported last week the shocking fact that – just in Brighton – seventeen homeless people died in 2017.
At an average age of just forty-six.
These poor people were not, according to the local paper, all sleeping on the streets but rather ‘without a permanent roof over their heads’.
Theresa May’s response to the problem of homelessness was, infamously, to take offence and lecture the public that homelessness does not just mean living on the streets:
Even the fact that the question was about child homelessness made no difference to the callous Tory leader.
And when Jeremy Corbyn challenged her at PMQs to promise a reduction in the problem of child homelessness, she refused to pledge even one fewer:
Use whatever formula you like to extrapolate the death toll in Brighton to the rest of the country – the scenario is chilling to anyone with even a vestige of humanity.
But while Theresa May and the Tories are prepared to rationalise, justify and misdirect in order to divert attention from it, it’s apparent that they are not moved to prevent the horror of early deaths linked to homelessness being repeated in 2018 and beyond.
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