Usually one has to tune into the Jeremy Kyle Show to hear as plentiful a flow of populist, self-righteous, ill-thought diarrhoea as that which emanated from the government yesterday. Indignation was the mot-de-jour for assorted ministers, wheeled out to express their incredulity at the latest defeat in the Lords.
In 2007 Nicholas Sarkozy promised that he would eradicate homelessness if he were elected President of France. The plight of those affected by the French housing crisis have just been given a surprise celebrity spokesman in the form of footballer turned actor turned French national treasure, Eric Cantona.
Modern day slavery is rearing its ugly head in cities across the UK as reports of unscrupulous gangs targeting rough sleepers have started to emerge. London has in recent years seen a reduction in the number of UK rough sleepers but a large increase in the number of rough sleepers from Central and Eastern Europe who entered the country seeking work after European Union expansion.