It’s like something out of a Dickensian novel. Rather than help those in need the Windsor council want to threaten to fine them in the hope that they will move away. The reason for this disgraceful, inhuman policy is because Harry Windsor and some Meghan Markle are getting married at Windsor Castle. So much for the American actress trying to claim the title of “The People’s Princess”!
It seems that the very unpleasant individual behind this appalling idea is Windsor council leader Simon Dudley who said the number of rough sleepers would put Windsor in a “sadly unfavourable light” when it hosts the wedding.
No mention of helping those to find shelter, oh no, he is worried that it will put Windsor in a “sadly unfavourable light”. What a nasty little man. He went on to demand police use legal powers to clear the area of those sleeping rough, claiming homeless people chose to sleep on the streets and there was “high-quality housing” available to them.
There is a nasty little man who doesn’t even attempt to understand the reasons people are homeless and has no idea of what it costs to live in “high quality housing”. He has proposed that those who refuse to engage with the Windsor services in a 56-day window will be issued with a Community Protection Notice requiring them to attend or face a fine of up to £100.
The fine will be cut to £50 for early payment, but offenders could face a summary conviction and a £1,000 fine if they do not pay.
Where are the homeless going to find a spare £100 – to then escalate that to £1,000 just shows what a heartless, inhumane little bastard he is?
The voice of sanity came from Murphy James, from the Windsor Homeless Project, who was sceptical of the plans or how the council proposed to fine someone “who quite evidently, has no money”.
He told the press: “Criminalise real criminals, not those that are forced into a situation by circumstance and left to survive. That is quite simply inhumane.”
Is Harry Windsor aware of the numbers of ex-military personnel who end up living on the streets? What does HE think about the attitude of Windsor council? Silence.