Thursday, 29 January 2015
A blizzard of sorts and plenty of sleet made it hard to get out even in the city centre last night (while up in the hills of Lees and Marple friends of mine were getting snowed in).
I pity the ever increasing numbers of homeless people in Manchester. Last night, as ever, several were seeking refuge in doorways along affluent Deansgate. Some of these marginalised people are victims of the coalition government cuts - surely there will be deaths on the streets when temperatures plummet to below freezing?
This was the view that greeted me at first light today - snow on the banks of the Irwell and settling all around Greengate and Trinity Way. I am hoping it will subside so that I can get into the office soon and attend various meetings. However, such hardships are as naught when compared those who are forced to live in poverty on the streets in these conditions.