Hungary’s shame exposed by bid to fine homeless for sleeping rough

Hungary’s shame exposed by bid to fine homeless for sleeping rough
 

the sight of homeless men and women huddled on street corners amid the majesty of majestic, domed palaces, shivering under old blankets and cardboard boxes, would be unwelcome in any civilised society.
But in Hungary, right-wing premier Viktor Orban is more concerned that the world does not see the scale of his country’s housing problems as it manifests itself in the ancient capital, Budapest.
Indeed, if Mr Orban has his way, homeless people could be fined and even jailed for sleeping outside – even though some of Hungary’s homeless shelters are already overflowing and short of beds.
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18 January 2013 in World News, Views: 12
Source: Scotsman
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