Nothing to offer but more years of failure
When parties can't provide basic services, shelter and medical treatment, only fools would vote for them, writes Gene Kerrigan
Just six years ago, people in their early 30s made up the largest group within the homeless. It's a horrible way to have to live, but most adults can at least try to steel themselves against the dread that envelops such a life.
Today, after endless election promises and macho political posing, the largest group within the homeless is children aged one to four.
Seven thousand homeless, 1,850 of them children, sheltered in rotten circumstances.