Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Britain’s Interior Minister Suella Braverman said on November 5 that she would propose new laws to limit the use of tents by homeless people, saying many of them see it as ‘a lifestyle choice.’
In a post on X, Braverman, who is seen as a possible future leader of the governing Conservative Party, said the state would always support those who are genuinely homeless.
“But we cannot allow our streets to be taken over by rows of tents occupied by people, many of them from abroad, living on the streets as a lifestyle choice,” she said.
Braverman argued that unless the government acted, British cities would go the way of places in the US like San Francisco and Los Angeles, where weak policies have led to an explosion of crime, drug taking, and squalor.
She said there were options for people who did not want to be sleeping rough, and the government was working with local government to increase support.