Boris Johnson Admits He Will Miss London Rough Sleeping Target
There is no more visible and tragic sign of the failure of housing policy than people sleeping rough on our streets. It is a scandal that in the 21st century, in one of the richest cities in the world, some people are still forced to sleep outside.
In 2009, London mayor Boris Johnson made a bold pledge to end rough sleeping in the capital by the end of 2012. He reiterated this pledge during his re-election campaign in May. Yet, with less than a month to go until his self-imposed deadline, he has admitted at a mayor’s question time that he will not succeed.
The number of people sleeping on London’s streets has increased every year since Johnson took office in 2008.....Read more