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    I mean people who beg should be fined and locked up for being a nuisance
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    Please explain as to how it is breaking the law in any way?
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    Because some people need help because maybe they are homeless and can barely afford food, do you have a heart at all?
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    I mean people who beg should be fined and locked up for being a nuisance
    It is

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    Please explain as to how it is breaking the law in any way?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagrancy_Act_1824
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    And if you think someone should be locked up for being a nuisance why aren't you locked up?
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    there was a guy who was from my home town who every one called 'bill the quid' cuz he would relentlessley ask EVERYONE for a quid and it got so bad an actual judge ban him from begging in the whole county
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    I mean people who beg should be fined and locked up for being a nuisance
    Well they are presumably begging because they are broke in the first place, so what good will giving them a fine do, it they already broke anyways?
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Please explain as to how it is breaking the law in any way?

    Constant public street harassment.
    I mean nobody wants to be asked for money in the streets of london
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    (Original post by idontknowmedoyou)
    Because some people need help because maybe they are homeless and can barely afford food, do you have a heart at all?

    We have free healthcare and a welfare system, so there no excuses to beg for money
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    Constant public street harassment.
    I mean nobody wants to be asked for money in the streets of london
    Someone asking if you can spare any change while you walk past them is not harassment lol we should do more to help our fellow human beings, what kinda of a world is it where we look at people in need and ignore them??
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    (Original post by Mr Oompa Loompa)
    Well they are presumably begging because they are broke in the first place, so what good will giving them a fine do, it they already broke anyways?

    It will stop others from begging
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    I mean people who beg should be fined and locked up for being a nuisance
    Actually it is.
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    Incredibly ignorant view from someone who has clearly never gone a day in their life without the small comforts a middle-class lifestyle provides.
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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    Someone asking if you can spare any change while you walk past them is not harassment lol we should do more to help our fellow human beings, what kinda of a world is it where we look at people in need and ignore them??

    Omg we have a welfare system to stop people from begging and starving
    Its why we pay taxes
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    Ive met homeless people who live in hostals but they say there are more Europeans there. Its true in some aspect some people beg if they have really bad circumstances ie been kickd out of the house, But some do it because its free money, we do have a welfare system we like in England after all.
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    We have free healthcare and a welfare system, so there no excuses to beg for money
    I hope someone accidentally trips over your computer plug and removes you just for a second from my eyesight
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    It is illegal.
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    Most of them aint even homeless
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    Omg we have a welfare system to stop people from begging and starving
    Its why we pay taxes
    Well clearly the welfare system isn't efficient if there are still many people out on the streets
 
 
 
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