What kind of society tries to make its beggars invisible? Our does | Dawn Foster

Of course it is distressing to see people sleeping on the street – but we should be demanding real solutions, not using legislation to hide the problemNewport has attracted headlines and opprobrium for considering a blanket ban on begging in the city. Vox pops are made of this, and predictably passersby cornered for news bulletins offer a mixed response: some say the begging on the streets led them to avoid the city centre; some were angered at the lack of empathy for people in such a dire position; others simply...

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By: The Guardian - 6 days ago

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