First we have a message that there is a rise in teenage homelessness who have no state let alone any home, and risk their lives sleeping in parks doorways etc.
A few articles later, a group of squatters have taken over a pub in Chelsea. The camera’s went inside and the place is in fantastic condition and the squatters interviewed came over extremely well, even offering discourse with the local neighbours. The problem – it is stopping a businessman selling the property for a millionaires mansion.
Hmmm – lots of people off the street in a safe environment or one businessman making lots of money – it’s a no brainer really. There is a lot of commercial property empty especially pubs, once a centre of community life, closed due to greed of the publicans.
It is a sense of irony that even closed it can become a centre of the community despite the greed of businessmen.