HACKNEY council in London has finally seen sense and scrapped its £1,000 fines for rough sleepers. If you had £1,000 to spare would you be dossing down on a pavement, snuggled up in a cardboard box? Nobody would have ever paid up anyway.
Kevan Blackadder is a media consultant who runs Blackadder Media Limited. Kevan was previously editor of the Gloucestershire Echo and assistant editor of the Bristol Post. A Cumbrian who moved to the South West “for a couple of years” in the 1980s, he can’t quite believe he’s been there ever since.