Jerk of the New Year: Simon Dudley

Posted: January 4, 2018 in Fight Back, jerk of the week, Revolting

Simon Dudley, Local Council Leader Windsor

“Clear beggars from streets of Windsor ahead of royal wedding,” says local council leader

 

Beggars have made a life choice and should be cleared from the streets of Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the leader of the local council has said.
Comments by Tory councilor Simon Dudley, from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, were branded “abhorrent” yesterday ahead of the royal wedding there next May.
Cllr Dudley said beggars could present the town in a “sadly unfavorable light”, and tweeted that some rough sleepers had made a “commercial life choice praying on residents and tourists”.

In a letter to police he complained about “aggressive begging and intimidation” and “bags and detritus” on the streets. His comments were criticized by a local homeless charity manager, who described them as “sickening”.

Murphy James, of Windsor Homeless Project, said: “It’s absolutely abhorrent that anybody has got these views in this day and age, especially a lead councilor of the borough.
“If somebody is sleeping out on the street they are not there by choice, they are there because something has gone wrong.” Mr. James described it as “sickening” that Mr. Dudley cited the royal wedding as a reason for his comments.

It came after Mr. Dudley tweeted that there is “an epidemic of rough sleeping and vagrancy” in the town and demanded police “focus on dealing with this before the #RoyalWedding”. He also wrote a letter to Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Police, Anthony Stansfeld, dated January 2, calling on officers to take action.

He said police should use their powers under the 1824 Vagrancy Act and the Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to “protect residents and tourists”.
Mr. Stansfeld said he was “somewhat surprised” the letter was released publicly before being “sent directly to me”, and said he would provide Cllr Dudley with a full response in due course.

from the Telegraph News. Go to the page to watch a video HERE. 

We have an idea. Since the Queen owns so many homes how about giving one up to the homeless of Windsor. Now that would be a nice tradition and a wonderful wedding gift to the people.

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