Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Capitalism in Britain: Homelessness increased by 165% since 2010

The images are disturbing and show the tragic reality of the rotten capitalist system. 

The statistics about homelessness in the United Kingdom reveal capitalism's barbarity. 

According to a report by The Independent, thousands of people sleep rough every night in the cold streets of London and other large cities. Both the two bourgeois parties which have governed the country all these decades, the Conservatives and the Labour Party, bear huge responsibility for this situation.

This is the actual face of capitalism which generates poverty, homelessness, unemployment, wars and misery.  

Check out the facts:

1/10 Sleeping rough up 165% from 2010

The total number of people counted or estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night in autumn 2018 was 4,677, up 2,909 people or 165% from the 2010 total of 1,768.

2/10 London rough sleepers up 13%

The number of people sleeping rough increased by 146 or 13% in London since 2017.

3/10 London accounted for 27% of people sleeping rough in England

London accounted for 27% of the total number of people sleeping rough in England. This is up from 24% of the England total in 2017.

4/10 64% of rough sleeps UK nationals

64% were UK nationals, compared to 71% in 2017.

5/10 14% of rough sleepers are women

14% of the people recorded sleeping rough were women, the same as in 2017.


6% were aged 25 years or under, compared to 8% in 2017.

7/10 Thousands of families staying in temporary housing

Almost 79,000 families were staying in temporary housing in the last three months of 2017 because they didn't have a permanent home, compared with 48,010 in the same period eight years before

8/10 Reduction in families living in temporary housing before Coalition government

There had been a significant reduction in families living in such conditions before the Coalition government came into power, with the number having fallen by 52 per cent between 2004 and 2010 under the Labour government.

9/10 Families staying in temporary has risen since

But the figure has crept up in each of the past seven years, from 69,140 in the last quarter of 2015, to 75,740 in the same period in 2016 and 78,930 at the end of last year.

10/10 Nearly 58,000 families accepted as homeless (2018)

Nearly 58,000 families have been accepted as homeless by their local council in the past year (as of March 2018), equating to an increase of 8 per cent over the last five years.