‘More than 4,500 people were recorded as sleeping rough on any given night in autumn last year – a figure that has more than doubled since 2010.’ (1) Latest figures published and/or announced by the National Audit Office in September 2018 show that the number of people sleeping rough across the UK had soared by 134 per cent since Theresa May […]Read more "Another Day in Paradise"
Gallybloggers are delighted to present “Streets of London” – a song written by Ralph McTell. It was first recorded for his 1969 album Spiral Staircase but was not released in the United Kingdom as a single until 1974. Streets of London has been re-released on 4th December 2017 featuring Ralph Mctell and Annie Lennox as a Charity single for […]Read more "Streets of London"
Gallybloggers could not miss out on a golden opportunity to post in response to the Evening Standard’s headline ‘Help Feed London’s Hungry Children.’ Gallybloggers wholeheartedly support such a wonderfully worthwhile campaign, and yet putting politics aside – it is going to be a hard winter this year – we cannot ignore the fact that George Osbourne, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer is the […]Read more "GARGOYLE"
~ Happy Harry (Part 2) ~ By ~ Yet Another Homeless Beggar ~ ~ Self-appointed royals are compassionless, Heartless relentless in being selfish, Detatched from reality in heart and mind With no concern for being kind other than to their own, Palaces privileges tax-payer funded homes Food on the table, horses in the stable Whilst the UK […]Read more "HAPPY HARRY (Part 2)"
~ Requiem ~ By ~ Grace ~ ~ I’ve died a hundred times on cold city streets: a thousand times in my dreams, I’ve heard the requiem of death before, the Homeless who perpetually scream. I’ve witnessed sights no woman should see, both degradation and depravity: Murder of innocence, of Love and of Life, of the Homeless existing in everlasting strife, Put to the sword politically ignored by a […]Read more "Requiem"
‘Stoke-on-Trent council have been called ‘callous’ for proposing penalty notices in city centre followed by court appearance and fine.’ These the words of the Guardian in response to a proposal by Stoke-on-Trent Council to serve penalties on the Homeless in their City. Not only absurd but entirely despicable: those who have absolutely nothing are to be fined […]Read more "DOGS OF STOKE"
Regrettably Gallybloggers have been unable to post a poem written especially for the site on Remembrance Day. I apologise sincerely on our behalf and with all possible good intention hope to be able to blog the poem as soon as possible. In its stead, and without an accompanying image, Gallybloggers asked if I were able to post for Remembrance Day. […]Read more "Wings of Change"