Another Day in Paradise

‘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 […]

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Streets of London

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 […]

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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 […]

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  ~ 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 […]

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Happy Harry (Part 1)

~ Happy Harry (Part 1) ~ By ~ A Homeless Beggar ~ ~ Harry are you happy, are you happy Harry? Are you engaged and ready to marry? Well lucky, lucky you! It’ll be a posh do attended by the elite: aww how sweet, How sweet to be elite and hobnobbing with wealth, Whilst the UK government continues […]

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~ 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 […]

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‘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 […]

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