No compassion

AFTER reading the disgraceful story in the Herald of a homeless middle-aged man, aged 58, living in a tent, forced to trudge more than five miles through the snow and freezing temperatures to sign on for his pittance of £65 per week social security, it was very difficult to believe what I was reading.

As an old man myself, only 13 years older than the unfortunate gentleman, I have to ask myself, what has happened to this country?

We seem to be governed by some evil little people with no compassion. I dispair.

Jack Scott

Grand Avenue