A homeless family of six say they face a choice between freezing to death and squatting if the council fails to rehouse them by Christmas.Not just any family, oh, no:
Traveller Lorraine Botton, 54, has been living in a tent in Quarry Road, Maidstone, for six weeks with her five children...Awwww! Poor little mites! We must think of the ch...
... - Moses, 18, Caleb, 19, Genty, 22, Louise, 26, and 36-year-old Naomi.They are all adults! And...none of them work?
But Maidstone Borough Council says it could take months before they are found accommodation - and the family are refusing to take temporary accommodation if it means they are parted from their pets./facepalm
She is worried her family will catch pneumonia, which has already claimed the lives of two of her children - but refuses to take temporary accommodation if it means being parted from her four dogs and three budgies.Let me get this straight - she values her pets over her 'children's' safety?
Miss Botton, who is unable to work due to her health problems and has struggled to look after her children since her husband died 14 years ago, claims she was hounded out of her last home because she was a traveller.
She added: "We had nobody to turn to so we came to Maidstone, where our family are, but we need proper accommodation."I think this'll make a regular appearance:
H/T: anon in comments