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Homeless given one-way bus tickets

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As cockle-warming, Christmas-ey stories go, it’s hardly stacks up with It’s a Wonderful Life.

Fort Lauderdale in Florida is concocting a singularly intolerant stance to its homelessness issues, introducing a ‘one-way bus ticket’ scheme to rid its streets of vagrancy.

Yep, that’s giving the streetfolk a ticket out of town, never to return.

Merry Christmas.

“We’re not pushing them out,” said Mayor Jack Seiler, while pushing someone onto a bus (probably).

“If somebody has a network of support, a group of family and friends that will provide for them back home, that's probably a good place for them to be.”

New York has also tried a variation on the scheme, but going as far as to buy plane tickets for homeless people to ‘re-join their families’ in places as far away as Paris and Johannesburg.

Whatever helps you sleep at night…

(Image: Rex Features)

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