MisterMuncher wrote:Great fucking English on that fresh off the ferry immigrant.
You almost couldn't make it up. I half expected the traditional ending where the beggar gets on the mystery minibus* and fucks off back to his house.
*A vehicle much spoken of, but never actually witnessed by a person you've met. Like all such things, a friend of friend is the witness. But yes, all the beggars in the town knock off about six and board said bus or, more often, are picked up by some luxury vehicle and taken home. I've spent years asking those telling such tales where the lifting point is, what time it picks up, but to no avail. But it's totally real.
It's palpable bollocks isn't it.
Why would the "gangmasters" who run beggars (if you guy into that particular fiction), treat them so much better than the gangmasters who supply acricultural workers, or sports direct warehouse staff.
As our esteemed Mr Muncher states - nobody has witnessed this, it's always a second or third hand (great story bro') anecdote.
Let's go out on a limb here and examine the story.
Mandy Platell - who has failed to provide content for months - is suddenly beset with beggars, and engages them in conversation.
But why are "the right" objecting?
Doesn't their credo involve cheridee replacing the inefficient state apparatus that enslaves the indolent in perpetual welfare?
"Nobody is forced to give" they chirp when altsplaining how a £900 p.a. Sky subscription is better than a £140 TV license.
Isn't it the same for unshaven Romanians - _they_ wouldn't be pulling in the reputed £1,500 per week if people didn't want to give that much.
It's the price the market will bear, and who of us can argue with the invisible hand.
So perhaps the story is true.
Or maybe it's a worn out columnist making shit up again.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle