Should beggars be moved off the streets for the royal wedding?

Homeless man begging

The royal wedding is set to bring excitement to the streets of Windsor this spring.

However local council leader Simon Dudley sparked controversy this week when he called for vagrancy and begging to be tackled as a matter of urgency ahead of the event on 19 May.

Dudley said some people were earning hundreds of pounds a week targeting tourists and residents in Windsor, and that beggars were driving people away from the area.

The comments have sparked fury and a debate on begging on the streets, so we are asking: should beggars be moved off the streets to make way for the royal wedding?

Vote here and leave your comments below.

4th January 2018 by Gareth Jones 2 Comments

Should beggars be moved off the streets to make way for the Royal Wedding?

Poll results (total votes: 132)

Should beggars be moved off the streets to make way for the Royal Wedding?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
22
Ratio:
16.67%
Answer:
No
Votes:
110
Ratio:
83.33%

Comments

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7th January 2018 by Barbara Haig

Utterly disgusted that the poll at the moment has 22.4% saying YES. Makes me very concerned about the readership and what jobs they are in to hold such a sickening view. To actually vote on something like this is a bit weird!!!

9th January 2018 by Ryan Mackie

It would be good if TFN would stop referring to people who are homeless as "beggars". There are two other articles above which do the same. If on this occasion TFN are quoting Simon Dudley then a) put it in quotes and b) there's still no need to use that language in their own poll.