Has anyone else noticed the rise in the number of people begging on the Underground? Especially on the lines where the trains are now set up so you can walk through all the carriages. It’s rare for me to get an Overground on the Croydon line that doesn’t have someone begging, and yesterday at Liverpool St I saw a guy walk on, start his pitch, then realise someone was already on so had to get off.
It’s obviously a sad symptom of how broken our fucking society is. I don’t begrudge them doing it but I am surprised that TfL doesn’t take a harder stance on it. I would’ve thought they’d be very keen to stamp it out and make it someone else’s problem?