The London borough that has turned homeless people into ‘criminals’

The London borough that has turned homeless people into ‘criminals’

Thursday 21st May 2015 at 09:06 By David Icke

‘Homeless people face being criminalised in a east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.

Under the new Public Space Protection Order in force in Hackney, police and council officers can order people to stop activities deemed anti-social – including begging and sleeping rough.

Hackney Downs, London Fields, Broadway Market, Mare Street and Regents Canal are all covered by the order.

Those who are found to be breaking the rules could be handed a £100 fixed penalty notice, or fined as much as £1,000.’

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Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness

Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness 

Report based on survey of English housing associations and councils suggests government moves to restrict benefits will result in a surge in tenant evictions

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High numbers of evictions are leaving housing associations in some areas without tenants. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Social landlords are expecting a surge in rent arrears, tenant evictions and homelessness as the government pushes ahead with more welfare cuts and changes, according to new research.

The continuing impact of the bedroom tax, together with moves to extend the benefit cap and impose further limits on housing benefit, will put further financial pressure on tenants, predicts a report by consultants Grant Thornton.

It concludes that the ability of councils and housing associations to mitigate growing arrears has been severely eroded, and increasing numbers are issuing possession orders to tenants who have fallen behind with the rent.

Grant Thornton’s survey of English housing associations and local authorities revealed that a majority had seen a rise in average rent arrears over the past two years, with over a fifth reporting a “sharp increase” in eviction notices being served.

Last week, official statistics showed that tenant evictions reached a six-year high in the first three months of 2015. Over the same period, social landlords made 27,000 possession claims – the first stage in the legal process leading to an eviction.

Councils are also feeling the strain of increased evictions in the private rented sector, with 59% reporting an increase in applications for social housing from tenants who had been ejected by private landlords.

The threat of further evictions will rise after a cut in the budget for discretionary housing payments (DHP) from £165m to £125m this year, the report says. DHP grants, which help tenants with rent shortfalls caused by welfare reform, were originally intended as a temporary measure to enable tenants to stay in their home while they got a job or arranged a move to a smaller property.

Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness  

Street Democracy writes: 

‘We hold our doors so they attack in vain, 

but the dissposses can never reign, 

The Tories darkness to desolate our inner peace

Our societal tolerance of this must now cease!

Tory bullies set a furious expedition of fierce hosting with frowning scorn as they devise with fanatical commitment social housing benefit cuts that do not match the ‘real’ agenda of living.

Like a book of hideous horrors, ravenous eyes of blue will rip apart the welfare state budget and the knock on affect will be catastrophic, a real cataclysm of hardship and homelessness.

Feeling powerless is exalted to highest when you have no base, no home and are at the mercy of the state. 

Its cold, void of empathy. 

It’s frighteningly undignified and humilation upon the face of the mother who has no front door key, who holds her child without cover and stands in front of housing officers who follow the tail of the one in front.

An unwelcome forced intimacy of front line reception housing, is filled with love abandon policies, evil in print and administrators unwilling to disobey and put humanity first before unclean wisdom and policy.

You face a plethora of hostile dialogues of conditions and financial sanctions before you are shunted off to unsuitable temporary accommadation and for what.

How many empty properties are there, and how many unscrupulous rich landlords are there?

Always a corrupt capitalist society will put profit before people and this is no exception and it helps only the wealthy.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.

North Carolina Woman Being Evicted From Her Own Land For Living in Tent

North Carolina Woman Being Evicted From Her Own Land For Living in Tent

new Saturday 16th May 2015 at 07:47 By David Icke

‘Ingred Larson received an eviction notice from the county today. Why? For living in a tent on her own property. Yes. Really. She is being evicted for living in a tent on her own land.

10 years ago the city sewer line flooded her home with 10,000 gallons of raw sewage. There was a settlement, however the city/county wants her to hook back up to the county sewer system, but Larson does not want to, and would rather hook up to the septic tank system on her property. The county doesn’t want that, and is forcing her to hook-up to the city sewer.’

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Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels

Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels 

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Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels 

Iain Duncan Smith hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels

Iain Duncan Smith has hailed the success of the benefit cap – on the same day that the Ministry of Justice reported a record number evictions among renting households.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said the cap provided “a clear incentive to people to get into work”, as figures showed thousands of capped households were now claiming working tax credits instead.

But Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb said the government’s welfare cuts combined with “sky-high housing costs” had forced thousands of people out of their homes.

According to the latest figures from the Department of Work and Pensions, 23,100 households had their housing benefit capped during February with over 60% being single parent families.

Of the overall total, 83% were capped by £100 or less a week; 59% had between one and four children, and 63% were a single parent with child dependants.

 

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Street Democracy writes:

 

The Tory’s dynamic force of bullying expeditions shunting the poor from place to place is a monumental mechanism to disempower, humiliate and trash further the poorest from society.

 

Home’s for the poverty stricken are temporary short term glorified B & B’s, in fact you needn’t bother unpacking.

Volleying evil and smashing it down upon the poorest is social and political disempowerment as the ‘dissposses cannot reign’, minds full of survival techniques there isn’t room for much else.

 

The elegant rape of the minds of the poorest, with stress and evictions, with homelessness, with no money for a place to live, assassinates the character of those financially struggling to survive.

 

A bombardment of red ‘you owe money’ letters, hostile dialogues with no empathy is nothing more than ‘evil in print’ land in your home as a warrantless invasion, a forced intimacy of unwelcoming into your home.

 

Homes become dark eerie frightening places with evictions hanging over your head. You cannot relax, you feel unwelcome and your dignity is not sacred. Life is boxed and placed in black bin liners.

 

The uncertainty is agony. A true cataclysmic shattering of the self, who you are, with no stability and social expulsion from society as a temporary homeless person or family of the under class.

Iain Duncan ‘soulless suit’ Smith, will devour the low income earners, the unemployed and disabled people as a form of ethnic cleansing to price the poor out of areas and richer tenants in.

 

He has no conscience and is morally bankrupt for certain.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

Manchester restaurants unite to help feed hundreds of homeless people in city centre

Manchester restaurants unite to help feed hundreds of homeless people in city centre

newFriday 8th May 2015 at 07:30 By David Icke

‘Restaurants in Manchester have united in a scheme to help feed hundreds of homeless people in the city centre.
For the last three months, the Not Just Soup initiative has seen a different restaurant cook food and serve it up in Piccadilly Gardens to rough sleepers.
And after restaurant owners willing to help out kept coming forward, the project’s founder has just pledged to keep feeding those in need for at least another three months.’
Read more: Manchester restaurants unite to help feed hundreds of homeless people in city centre

‘A World of Sorrow’: The Tragic Plight of the Roma in the Aftermath of NATO’s War on Yugoslavia

‘A World of Sorrow’: The Tragic Plight of the Roma in the Aftermath of NATO’s War on Yugoslavia

Street Democracy writes: 
 
Our planet has no ethnic borders. 
 
She holds no prejudices against skin colour. 
 
No rules of whose ‘soul’ can stand where and at what moment upon earth’s precious skin. 
 
She only lives in ‘being’ and hopes people will too. Yet there are those who pour bitter enraged toxic mind sets with rotting odour of ‘kill, slaughter and torture others’ beset on control.
 
The blood thirst of evil in suits, or evil in costume whose dire ambition is to blood spill and slaughter of the innocent is a toxic rampage across our planet.
 
Unheard cries of pain and torture over lands that belong to no human, for we all play host to our precious planet of plenty, all but for a few vicious minds intent to control. 

Fierce encounters with inextinguishable rage must unleash absolute unimaginable terror at the hearts of these people. Innately decent people who wish to live in peace like do most of us.

A death like trance on faces with hideous moral horrors attack in brute force to gain land, property and expel a race of people who bleed like they do when their skin is cut.

Our racial hatred is off scale but we bleed the same. We cry tears when hurt and we all share as host’s a planet most beautiful. 
 
Its a shame not all minds are too. Please read the plight of the forgotten as mainstream media cannot be relied on to highlight what their corporate bosses dictate.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

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newSunday 3rd May 2015 at 10:00 By David Icke

‘Once NATO’s 1999 war on Yugoslavia came to an end, units of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) poured across the border. The KLA wasted little time in implementing its dream of an independent Kosovo purged of all other nationalities. Among those bearing the brunt of ethnic hatred were the Roma, commonly known in the West as Gypsies.
Under the protective umbrella of NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR), the KLA was free to launch a pogrom in which they beat, tortured, murdered and drove out every non-Albanian and every non-secessionist Albanian they could lay their hands on.’
Read more: ‘A World of Sorrow’: The Tragic Plight of the Roma in the Aftermath of NATO’s War on Yugoslavia

Police Fire Over 600 Rounds Into Vehicle, Killing Innocent Woman

Police Fire Over 600 Rounds Into Vehicle, Killing Innocent Woman


‘Police officers in the City of Stockton, California says its officers are not to blame for firing over 600 rounds into a disabled SUV, hitting an innocent hostage more than 10 times.
It all happened after armed bank robbery suspects took off in the SUV with a hostage. The police knew this much, but it didn’t cause them a moment’s pause when they unloaded magazine after magazine full of rounds into the vehicle, suspects and hostage.’
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Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust

Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust


‘The number of people relying on food banks is expected to pass the one million mark, as Labour seizes on the figures to put poverty and living standards at the heart of its general election campaign.
Figures from the Trussell Trust, the biggest provider of emergency food aid with more than 400 food banks in the UK, will be seen as evidence that families on low incomes are not sharing in the benefits of economic recovery. The statistics could puncture the Conservatives’ optimism on the economy after official figures yesterday showed there are two million more people in work than in 2010, and 557,000 more than a year ago.
Labour will target David Cameron on food poverty, accusing him of being out of touch. The Prime Minister looked uncomfortable when questioned by Jeremy Paxman on the issue last month in the first of four TV election debates.’
Read more: Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust

IDS’s latest bedroom tax strategy is all men are rapists!! by joehalewood

IDS’s latest bedroom tax strategy is all men are rapists!!

by joehalewood

All men are capable of rape therefore all men are rapists was one of the strident assertions of the New York feminist movement in the early 1970’s. Contrast that with what Iain Duncan Smith says about the bedroom tax and I quote directly from a DWP argument put into the Upper Tribunal which says: a. […]

a. the Government intended that all rooms that are capable of being used as a bedroom should be classified as such (see for instance DWP circular U6/2013);

The absolute perversity of such a statement is lost on the DWP legal department.  It is legally, economically. practically and politically perverse to say a room capable of being a bedroom is a bedroom.

  • I can fit a mattress on my bath therefore its a bedroom.
  • I can fit a single bed in my bathroom therefore it is a bedroom.
  • I can fit a bed into my kitchen therefore it is a bedroom
  • I can fit a bed in my living room therefore it is a bedroom

All of the above are true and therefore according to Iain Duncan Smith I have 3 bedrooms more than anyone thinks. So will 4 million or so social tenants across the country.
Just think reader social landlords have all along been charging tenants a rent level that is far too low and all local councils have been charging too little in council tax as they wrongly believed Acacia Avenue has 40 3 bed properties when it has 40 6 bed properties.
Even estate agents have been underselling the compact and bijou properties as being smaller than they are.
Of course this cannot go on and social landlords must reclassify all properties now as all living rooms are capable of being a bedroom and therefore are bedrooms.
The above DWP submission to the Upper Tribunal continues and says why IDS believes that all rooms capable of being bedrooms are bedrooms:

b. the effect of the First-tier Tribunal’s decision is that social security funds should be used to pay for claimants to have rooms to be used as [XYZ]. This clearly does not accord with the policy intention of the removal of the spare room subsidy, which is to reduce housing benefit expenditure and encourage more effective use of social housing stock;

So the policy intention of saying that far more rooms are bedrooms is to REDUCE housing benefit expenditure?  Yet if all rooms capable of being bedroom are bedrooms in the tortured mind of IDS then rents and housing benefit expenditure must INCREASE!

City of Des Moines Begins Homeless Camp Evictions

City of Des Moines Begins Homeless Camp Evictions


‘The City of Des Moines said it gave about 50 homeless people living in camps along the river fair warning. On Monday, city crews went from site to site making sure the campers had packed up and moved.
“Today they’re going to come down and take everybody’s stuff and throw it in the dump,” said Don Welch.
Welch was kicked out of a camp site under the George Washington Carver Bridge.’
Read more: City of Des Moines Begins Homeless Camp Evictions