Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 10:15:07 +0200
- The Independent - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown RSS Feed
Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
Under the arches in Waterloo, a man sits, his head bowed. A scarf is wound tightly around his neck, as if he wants to strangle himself. His hands are grimy and covered in cuts, one suppurating. As I give him some coins and antiseptic plasters, I ask him why he is out there. He doesn’t look at me, and seems unwilling to talk.