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Tsar rips off the homeless

Issue No. 1790

A government hotline set up to try and stop people giving to beggars is to be closed after it flopped. New Labour's 'Homelessness Tsar', Louise Casey, insisted last year that people should not give money to the homeless on the streets.

Callous Casey urged people to give their money to official bodies via the government hotline instead. The hotline has raised just £1,500 in the past four months.

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Sat 9 Mar 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1790
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