Austerity has caused 8-yr homelessness peak, says Corbyn

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called the UK’s “soaring homelessness” a “disgrace,” blaming the Conservative government’s austerity drive for the magnitude of the problem, after homelessness figures hit an 8-year peak.

“It’s a disgrace that young and often vulnerable people are among the hardest-hit from the government’s cuts to welfare — cuts that make it far harder for people facing homelessness to get back on their feet,” he said.

“We must all fight for a society that is more decent, secure and fair, and where no one facing homelessness is cast aside.”

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Via RT.