The horror of being homeless is an important issue and thank you Thomas for drawing our attention to it. I think this thread would be better named “homelessness” instead of “Working class solidarity?”. [Although I’m a moderator I’m a novice so don’t know how to change the heading even if that’s possible.] My own take on the links posted by Thomas is that the council workers were just doing what they are paid to do, unfortunately. Idiots. And the actions of the McDonalds manager were rightly called out as unacceptable. Personally speaking, I think most people empathise with the homeless – “There but for the grace of god go I” kind of thing. Especially at this time of year, when it’s so cold wet windy and downright horrible outdoors.