The Mail does actually deserve a little praise for this one, it is a genuinely compelling human interest story. The hypocrisy, however, becomes very apparent when you hit the comments section:Ex-concert pianist who has lived under a hedge in a car park in affluent London borough for ten years is furious after shelter is removed by 'wanton and wicked' councilhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... elter.html- Anne Naysmith, 75, has survived at side of station for the last decade
- Once tipped as star pianist but life collapsed after heartbreak in 1970s
- Lived in her car for 20 years like Miss Shepherd in Alan Bennett play
Very sad story. I hope she gets help. Surely somebody has a plot of land big enough to accommodate her. She obviously likes living outside and fending for herself.
- The Mack, Manchester, 31/8/2012 12:20
F+++++g b+stard jobsworths on the public payroll
- Simon Cole, Durres, Albania, 31/8/2012 12:50
The parasitic ruling clique of councils, government & their tax fed retinue can't abide anyone living outside their strangling control, they want tax paying slaves & nothing else. Why would they have compassion for her, they have none for anyone else. No doubt they hope she'll disappear and they can get on with the task of leeching the masses.
- Rick , Stockport, 31/8/2012 12:46
And of course, the obligatory:
So randoms from all over the world can get a council house, health care and state support but a 75 year old lady has to live on the street for almost half her life? How on earth does that work?
- Pippen, Kiwiland, 31/8/2012 12:57
I'm glad to see the Mail readers so eager to support people who roam the land, erecting structures on land they don't own without planning permission. Comments are unmoderated, too.