Owen: Homelessness Is Rising At A Scandalous Rate And The Government Is To Blame

20 August 2017, 15:21 | Updated: 22 August 2017, 09:51

Owen Jones thinks the homelessness problem in Britain is a national scandal - and he was very vocal about who he thinks is responsible.

It has been reported the Home Office secretly obtained information about the nationalities of the homeless population in order to deport people from Britain.

The Observer revealed the government body used data from a homeless charity designed to protect rough sleepers to target vulnerable individuals for deportation

Owen Jones thinks this is despicable - and he let his listeners know a few more shocking facts about the homeless population since the Tories came into power in 2010.

He said: "These are people who need help, they need care, they need love, dare I say it.

"What the government has done is make this worse. Homelessness has been rising for a very long time"