There was a TV programme on the other night about homeless people. I'd like to bring it up, here, please. As a former member I'd like to offer my respects, to the "Mess". I've also gone from the Mess to the street, not because of drink or drugs, either. Basically, the founder of the Big issue was talking sense. His vision on the homeless and the sick?....they don't have the wherewithall to help themselves half the time. My own view? society knocks the vulnerable and the homeless (and often both) from pillar to post. The system says you can't take a homeless, often drunken or drug addled person, off the streets by force. Its THEIR choice. Even if they are so mentally ill that they cannot think for themselves, or control themselves.. Not pleasant, no. Keep talking to the bigots and the intransigent for us, Mr Bird. Keep educating the public about how their money is being wasted by daft systems and failed projects. Oh, and while you're at it, do you think you could save a few lives, as well as a few pounds? That would be nice. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.