The social context is the same but the raw numbers for New Zealand are different – significantly higher and from a much lower population base than the England Jonathan Pie is referring to in the video below. As for homeless services in NZ…someone else is going to have to provide that info, because as far as my thinking goes, there isn’t really anything. A reliance on the philanthropy of various marae doesn’t cut the mustard and surely, cannot be acceptable.
Anyway. Jonathan Pie, from half way around the world, and presumably with little or no knowledge of New Zealand, drives a number of points home better than I ever could. And that’s the thing with this liberal programme of globalisation that we’re all meant to support and treat as ‘natural’- the results are the same everywhere. There are no exceptions or anomalies; just woeful failures in terms of basic human decency – a promotion of heartlessness.
Let’s end it.