lefthanded Thu 20-Nov-14 10:02:51
This morning I watched the Big Issue seller in our local shopping precinct, take a pack of 20 Benson & Hedges cigarettes from his pocket and proceed to light one.
How much do 20 B & H cost these days? £8.50? £9.00?
Big Issue sellers buy the magazine from the publishers for £1.50 and sell it on the streets for £3 per copy. The idea being that earning money is better than begging and allows the homeless to have a way of getting money with dignity. Am I being unreasonable to think that anyone who can afford to pay £9 for 20 cigarettes doesn't need (or deserve) my charity?