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Repeal anti-squatting law/indict the Con-Dems for crimes against humanity

    1. Sarah Balfour
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Balfour

      Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

On Saturday 23rd February, two homeless men - Daniel Gauntlett (35) and Douglas Poynton (45) died in the town of Aylesford, Kent. The previous night, Daniel had been arrested for attempting to break in an abandoned bungalow, which was scheduled for demolition. Abiding by the law, the next night, he slept on the bench outside - that night was to prove his last, as he was found dead the following morning, the cause of death...? Hypothermia.

Daniel's 'crime' was to want shelter from the bitter cold (it was -2C the night he died).

How many more homeless people have to lose their lives (or be hit with fines they can't POSSIBLY pay) because this evil govt prize empty, abandoned, derelict properties more highly than human life...?!

Shelter is a basic human right and, therefore, I see the inevitable consequences of this inhumane law as a crime against humanity. If you feel the same, then I URGE you to sign this petition and let the Con-Dems know what you think of their actions. They have the blood of these two men - and who knows how many others - on their hands.

To:
Con-Dem Coalition Government
Repeal anti-squatting law/indict the Con-Dems for crimes against humanity

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Paul Ryan KILKENNY, IRELAND
      • about 1 year ago

      I want to live in a geodesic Dome and no one owns pacha mama

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    • Philippa Howe BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Because homelessness is a crime that is being created by greed

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    • Tony Greenstein BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I used to squat but more importantly, the criminalising of homelessness is one of the sadder and sicker aspects of capitalism. It is better to keep a property unoccupied, in order that it can realise its full value, than to use it to relieve human need. Mike Weatherly who proposed it is the MP for Brighton & Hove. Apparently he resents being associated with these deaths!

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    • Anona Mousse GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Houses that are left empty while people are left homeless is abomination.

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    • Timothy Blades NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This law bullies the poor in order to back up extortionate private landlords.

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