Sue Withers works at the London Jesus Centre in Westminster, just two minutes’ walk from Oxford Street. Every weekday many hundreds of London’s homeless and vulnerable population pass through its doors. Sue and Julia, one of our writers, share their thoughts on the shocking polarities of London life.
Published: 12th Jun 2015
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” wrote that famous Londoner and social reformer Charles Dickens. What would he say now about a social divide that has widened to grotesque proportions? About the super-rich living amongst the abject poor, and caring little about the incongruity of their elevated position? Of vulnerable homeless people who are regularly kicked and urinated on by people leaving nightclubs at 3am. We, the Jesus Centre workers, see their bruises and black eyes: evidence of shameful arrogance and contempt.
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