Gudgeon is a man of many skills, coming, as he does from a talented family and also linked, to the Gillick clan.
The picture is of a sordid encampment of Romanians living...where?
In the wastelands around Calais? No.
OK, then next to high rise inner city area? No.
They are squatting in makeshift shacks made of pallets and plastic sheeting in Hendon.......home to a large population of Jewish people, among many other well heeled folk.
Property prices begin at 400k, yet these dregs of society live in hovels.
I am not making any particular point here other than, it is disgraceful that any human should live under these conditions.
The rights and wrongs as to whether they belong here or what should be done with them, I leave for someone else to post on....my concern is that they should not be living like this.
Imagine the slums of Naples in the 18th century, the misery of the poor and the diseased, the abused and homeless.
I think that you would have seen a few priests and more than a few nuns in those areas of degradation, taking succour to those in dire need.
What a great example could be set by our Bishops if they released some priests (OK, maybe not priests, but, certainly, some nuns) to go and minister to the dispossessed in Hendon.
Better still, could you imagine a Westminster bishop leading the way in this initiative and carrying a basket of bread to the settlement?
No? Neither can I.
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