In 1942 Orwell published an essay about Kipling in which he referred to a phrase in the poem “Tommy”: A humanitarian is always a hypocrite, and Kipling’s understanding of this is perhaps the central secret of his power to create telling phrases.
It would be difficult to hit off the one-eyed pacifism of the English in fewer words than in the phrase, ‘making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep’.
Hidden homelessness is widespread in London, and there are an estimated 400,000 hidden homeless people in the UK.
Although hidden homeless people can have a roof over their heads, they still have no place to call their own, and living in temporary conditions can put undue strain of individuals, and potentially increase their existing needs.
However, certain factors such as relationship breakdown, redundancy, poor mental health, alcohol/substance addiction, and domestic abuse can make homelessness more likely.
However, the effects of benefit cuts, the housing crisis and increased migration, along with cuts in funding to services, mean the number of people sleeping rough has increased sharply in recent years.
Projects often struggle to find the funding they need to do this vital work.
Being homeless is about more than sleeping rough on the streets - you can be considered homeless for many reasons, including if you live in temporary accommodation, such as a bed and breakfast or hostel, squat, or are 'sofa surfing' with friends and family.
All of these facts are grossly obvious if one’s emotions do not happen to be involved: …
Both Orwell and later Grenier used the phrase “on their behalf” revealing a semantic and syntactic overlap.