Just got back to SA from a literary conference in Brighton, UK. Amazed at the number of beggars and homeless people on the streets of this holiday town. Mostly young and white.
A German lady at the conference told me that at the time of the Olympics many of these people were offered tickets out of London to places like Brighton and many took up the offer and decided to stay there due to liberal tolerance there, etc.
Interesting. True or not? I’ve always seen some of this in London (like LA), but in Brighton it was striking.