posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 05:51 PM
You've heard about tent cities in the US. How about slums under construction across the world's greatest financial capital? —
A series of modern day British slums have been described as "sheds with beds".
The illegal structures, some dangerous and cramped, are offered by landlords - often to Britain's illegal immigrants.
Many occupants send money back to their families in India, paying thousands of pounds to traffickers. But the economic downturn means work has dried
This is absolutely appalling. Squalor coupled with monthly rental fees of £500-£800 just from a couple of random examples. On top of which the
occupiers can't find work. After having paid to get into the country illegally.
Borders that are not policed effectively. Authorities that are toothless. Why not just admit defeat and start advertising the UK as a new destination
for desperate people who have nowhere else to go? [/sarcasm]
Yes these people are to blame for breaking the law. But the human tragedy is still very real. What must drive these people to go to such lengths in
the first place? And what is the world coming to if parts of London are beginning to look like the slums these people left behind?
What a mess.