Making a Point

Relevant article showing photos of the London spikes here. Apparently the number of homeless there is increasing:

Katharine Sacks-Jones, head of policy and campaigns at Crisis, said: “This is happening in a context where rough sleeping has gone up massively. Over the last three years rough sleeping has risen by 36% nationally and by 75% in London. More than 6,400 people slept rough in London last year.”"The reason for that increase is the continuing economic downturn, the housing shortage, and cuts to benefits, particularly housing benefit.”

Yay austerity! Why not add a dollop of hostile symbolism while you’re at it?


  • Alan Barta

    Spiky streets… scary thought. But retractable stanchions at street ends? Seen this work admirably on bikeways where they intercept motorways. Appreciate nod to cycling, true to your word.

  • Susan Montgomery

    I’m thinking homeless advocates start referring to it as Artisianal Urban Camping. You’d get the trendy urban hipster support at least.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.