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Facebook - Post from Housing Worker/Britain First

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FacebookBlahBlahBlahBlah Wed 16-Sep-15 21:57:38

Not sure if you have seen this on your feeds, but I thought this lady talked a lot of common sense.

However, I have a friend who claims she is as bad as BF as its all a bunch of lies and its all a myth etc.

Personally - I think its great if you feel you want to serve your country, but no one makes you do it, people chose to do it for various reasons, and i know that some are great people for doing it for a cause they believe in, but others do it because they drift in to it.

I have heard (i dont want to say i know, as thats wrong) that people come out of the forces institutionalised, and need more help to make their way back in to a 'normal' life, but there should be help there (if there isnt already)

I cannot bear what I'm seeing posted or reposted on FB. So many made up malicious reports. I work in homelessness and housing and have done for a lot of years now. And I can tell you this is true: ex-service personnel do actually get highest priority for housing allocations if they're in accommodation need, because it's a legal duty, and Councils want to help them. Homelessness, and rough sleeping, is very very complex, sometimes complicated by a person having mental health/ substance misuse issues. It can rarely be solved by just giving a person a house, because homeless people, particularly rough sleepers, often need a lot of support, which they won't always accept. In fact, we have more empty properties in this country than homeless people. Very few ex service personnel become homeless, and if they do, it's usually for very complex reasons, and everything possible is done to offer them help and support, as with anyone homeless. I can also say that refugees rarely ask councils for help with housing, and that on the rare occasions they do, they really don't get special treatment or higher priority than anyone, including ex service personnel and homeless people. Please can people stop sharing Britain First posts. There is no truth in them, they just fuel hatred against the vulnerable and they are ultimately and completely full of shit.

FacebookBlahBlahBlahBlah Wed 16-Sep-15 22:03:53

( i NC for this, just in case my friends are MNers, and i am going to bed - i'm not just starting and running - so just in case anyone thinks i'm just .... stirring a pot, i'm actually heading to bed)

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Wed 16-Sep-15 22:44:45

If what you're saying is that Britain First spew a lot of poisonous crap then YANBU.

beckthespeck Tue 01-Dec-15 13:50:18

Get them removed, they're disgusting

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