There’s a bit of a back-lash to Exeter’s campaign against begging.
The site says it is a ‘Campaign to persuade Exeter Community Safety Partnership to moderate the offensive tone of its “Exeter Against Begging” campaign.’
It has also created a spoof of the Exeter Against Begging campaign poster and Facebook page.
Their wording reads: ‘I said I was homeless and hungry / But I spent your money on drugs.’
The smaller heading reads: ‘The money you give to those who beg may help keep them on the streets. It may even help to buy the drugs that kill them.’
The spoof says: ‘I said I wanted to help you, but then I told everyone you’re a lying drug addict who can’t be trusted.’
The sub heading reads: ‘If you don’t give money to the vulnerable they’ll find the help they need elsewhere and all of their complex problems will magically disappear.’
Pop over to the Exeter Against Exeter Against Begging Campaign.