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Daily Mail stigmatises Big Issue sellers as dirty, foreign cheats

ONE in three Big Issue vendors is Romanian. So says the Daily Mail. This apparent fact might mean that 33% of homeless people seeking to help themselves by selling the magazine are Romanian. Or it might mean something else. It might mean nothing. But because this is news in the Daily Mail it means only one thing: bloody foreigners coming over here and stealing our homeless people’s standing spaces:

One-third of Big Issue sellers now Romanian: Job once reserved for Britain’s homeless has been swamped by Eastern European immigrants. And many of them have homes AND claim benefits.

SWAMPED. And it was never reserved for Britain’s homeless, if by that the Mail means homeless people born in Britain.

The Big Issue describes its vendors thus:

Vendors are people who are homeless, vulnerably housed or at risk of homelessness because of significant issues such as unemployment or a financial crisis.

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Posted: 22nd, January 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)