Queen Elizabeth has ordered British police to arrest and detain homeless people around London, ahead of the Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to activist comedian Russell Brand, Buckingham Palace want to clear the homeless from the area surrounding the wedding so as not to embarrass the Royal Family when millions of viewers around the world tune in to watch the spectacle.
Ladbible.com reports: Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Berkshire town when Harry and Meghan tie the knot on 19 May – and councillor Dudley doesn’t want them to see ‘aggressive begging and intimidation’ from the homeless residents.
But Russell Brand’s petition hopes to allow charity Slough Homeless Our Concern to use a council building to rehouse those without a roof over their heads.
More than 15,000 people have signed the initiative, with Brand writing: “As a wedding present for Harry and Meghan, and as a rebuke to the low frequency conduct of Councillor Dudley and any who would further victimise the vulnerable, we are asking that Slough Council agree to a ‘change of use’ for a building in the town that will enable SHOC to have a new home.
“It will cost them nothing but the ink in the pen to commit to a ‘change of use’ for this building – you know how easy it is to do that – councils have to do it every time they turn a local shop into a supermarket chain express store.
“This is the perfect way to ensure that love and community trump selfishness and profit as well as being the perfect wedding present for a cool couple. Let’s face it, what else can we give them? They must have enough toasters.”
“A large number of adults that are begging in Windsor are not in fact homeless, and if they are homeless they are choosing to reject all support services…In the case of homelessness amongst this group, it is therefore a voluntary choice.”