The homeless man on an international airplane flight

Homelessness is not quite, today, what we might think it is:

The passenger who tried to leave a Ryanair plane by opening an emergency exit and climbing onto the wing is unlikely to be able to pay a possible £40,000 fine because he is homeless and has no fixed abode, it emerged on Wednesday.

Maybe homelessness is still a problem, but it’s rather a different problem from what it used to be, isn’t it?

13 comments on “The homeless man on an international airplane flight

  1. Can’t see anything unusual about this, at all. Spent a period technically homeless myself a few years ago. My only “home” was a Spanish post office box for mail. If you’re moving around a lot, why would you need a home? Didn’t prevent me getting airline flights, although I did reluctantly & patiently wait while the other passengers- having spent the previous couple hours doing bugger all- blocked the aisle getting their shit together to get off.

  2. Actually it tells us how much of law and order is entirely voluntary. The state cannot hold to account those that decline to co-operate – like outlaw bicycle gangs – nor can it do much about those that decline to co-operate and punch policemen – like Travellers – nor can it do a damn thing about those that decline to co-operate, punch policeman and scream racism at the drop of the hat – Blacks and Muslims these days.

    All they can do is harass law-abiding White Middle Class people for petty violations of an obscene thicket of laws.

  3. “Actually it tells us how much of law and order is entirely voluntary. The state cannot hold to account those that decline to co-operate ”

    That, SMfS, deserves a recommendation for quote of the day. Or just general recommendation.

  4. You can bet that if white folk had a go at taking no notice of obnoxious laws the BluTrash and their masters would have a bloody good go at putting them down. If enough stand that would still be the end of the Common Purpose Enforcers but the trick is getting enough to stand. In a country where even the Christmas adverts are leftist propaganda.

  5. Ah, but what you Neoliberals clearly fail to realise is that the definition of “homeless” includes people in temporary accommodation, people with tenancy agreements of less than 6 months, people who are paying more rent than they want to and people who are living in homes they don’t like much or would much rather be living nearer the park but not paying any extra to live there.

    There are 15 million homeless children right now!

    Anyone who denies this is a Neoliberal who wants to kill seals and babies and baby seals using polluting plastics.

  6. I worked with someone at a large hi-tech American company who was technically homeless. They had a pre-sales jobs travelling to customer sites all over the world. They were single and so just stayed in hotels at the company expense.

  7. The state cannot hold to account those that decline to co-operate

    The state (local and/or national) could if it wanted to. The police do the job they want to do, not the job they are employed to do – like so many in the public sector.

    My local police choose not to enforce parking restrictions in the town centre (even when the illegal parking obstructs their patrol cars!), they choose not to prevent pavement cycling where houses open directly onto the street, they choose not to investigate local burglaries or vandalism of cars, or patrol the streets, or move on the homeless , or…

    But their “New Model of Policing” “prioritizes” hate crime, drugs, child abuse, people trafficking/modern slavery, knife crime, murders, and Twitter monitoring…etc

    THE POLICE ARE USELESS AND NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE!

    (Sorry about the capitals, but I am very angry: the police are now so utterly useless!)

  8. Theophrastus – “My local police choose not to enforce parking restrictions in the town centre (even when the illegal parking obstructs their patrol cars!), they choose not to prevent pavement cycling where houses open directly onto the street, they choose not to investigate local burglaries or vandalism of cars, or patrol the streets, or move on the homeless , or…”

    Well pretty much all of those are victimless crimes Theo. So they are clearly listening to you and not bringing the law into disrepute by enforcing victimless crime laws. You are getting what you want. After all no one is hurt by illegal parking, or by the homeless sleeping rough, or even by bicycles on the pavement. You must be so thrilled to get what you want.

    “But their “New Model of Policing” “prioritizes” hate crime, drugs, child abuse, people trafficking/modern slavery, knife crime, murders, and Twitter monitoring…etc”

    Sure, all those crimes with loud victims. Again, as you insist law and order ought to do.

  9. SMFS
    Once again, your use of the terms ‘victim’ and ‘victimless’ is confused and equivocal….

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