Closed petition Repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824

The Vagrancy Act of 1824 makes it an offence to sleep rough or beg.
It is a barbaric,archaic law that criminalises the very existence of those homeless forced to take to the streets of beg for survival.
Scotland & Ireland removed this outdated law decades ago-England and Wales must follow them.

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Ending Homelessness is supported by all political Parties-yet still in the last few years,people have been arrested for blatantly trivial reasons,such as taking food,past it's sell-by-date from outside supermarkets.
This is a Humanitarian crisis,criminalising homeless people is a National disgrace.

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