Big Issue readers react to articles on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), homelessness, Aled Jones and creamy cauliflower.
Your article [on bigissue.com] about a homeless man’s blanket being soaked by a security guard was really sad to see. We are all humans and deserve to be treated equally, without judgement no matter that person’s circumstances. We hope this young gentleman is receiving the support he needs and deserves.
Greed is bad
I am unable to sign your [End Housing Insecurity Now] petition as I live outside the country. Being a British citizen I feel ashamed of what I read and hear on the news.
Unfortunately, I put the situation down to greed. The government and the royal family (I am sorry to say) need to step in. With the amount of property and personal wealth they have, I hope they stop and think what is happening to their subjects. People suffering from not being able to pay energy bills or buy enough food, and losing their homes. Children being allowed to live in poverty.
The government should feel ashamed. The figures show how far behind we are other countries in supporting our people. Greed comes into it: not controlling the energy companies and how much profit has been made. I read how all services are failing, and this is not new. In the NHS, it is shameful and unnecessary for people to be left sleeping in the corridors of hospitals. I agree with Prince William, there needs to be change, but it needs to happen now.