Travellers camping illegally on a nature reserve have claimed their human rights are being ignored because council officials have failed to provide them with toilets.Yeeeeees, I think the clue is in the word ‘illegal’.
After residents complained that the travellers had been using woodland and bushes as toilets a spokesman for the group said: 'If we were from a different culture toilets would have been provided.Ahh, the age-old cry of the entitled – ‘It’s my right, gimmie!’.
'We pay tax and insurance on our cars and we have a right to be recognised. Our basic human rights are being ignored.'
It’s not like they need the toilets anyway, nor do they need to foul the environment like animals, as an angry resident points out:
One 60-year-old home owner living near the site, who refused to be named for fear of retribution from the travellers, said: 'There has been criminal damage done, fires started and rubbish thrown all over the area.Ah, but you see, if they use their own toilets, they have to clean them. If they use someone else’s toilet (or defecate in the woods like animals), that someone else has to clean them.
'The council should put a barrier up to stop them but they don't.
'Their luxury caravans all have chemical toilets anyway so to claim the council should provide them with facilities is ludicrous.'
They aren’t stupid. They’re just parasites. And for far, far too long, that attitude has been fostered by the usual suspects:
'The current council administration seem to be sending out the message that travellers are welcome in Brighton from anywhere so in they come.'Well, yes. Though not always. It seems to depend on just where they go in Brighton.