To: Government

Stop Villifying the Homeless

Stop Villifying the Homeless

Retract the Vagrancy Act 1824

Why is this important?

The Act makes it illegal to sleep rough and/or beg.

Whilst I do not wish anybody to have to sleep rough or beg, the people who are forced to do so should not be persecuted in any fashion, let alone from a legal stance. The Act was written at a time when wealth defined whether you were a criminal or not, thus segregating the poor from the rich, as a wealthy person would never find themselves in that position.

The Vagrancy Act is out of date common law and needs to be vanquished so that Councillors cannot try and force Police to enforce such legislation when they are on a power trip, such as in the case of https://news.sky.com/story/outrage-as-council-leader-asks-police-to-clear-homeless-before-royal-wedding-11194599

How it will be delivered

I will deliver the petition to Teresa May in her constituency of Maidenhead.


Reasons for signing

  • The government should stop the homeless people being homeless in the uk
  • Because of the idiotic laws, that are coming in. Obviously who set up the rules have no idea how to run the country. Go out on the streets have a taste of the treatment they receive, then think twice before making up this law.
  • I've signed because it's the right thing to do. The law needs to be changed. Stop punishing the poor and vulnerable. Make the system and those who create the system accountable.

Updates

2018-01-09 07:46:05 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-01-04 07:45:14 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-01-03 23:41:42 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-01-03 23:01:14 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-01-03 22:49:22 +0000

10 signatures reached