WHAT’S ANNOYING HIM
The legendary Pink ’ Un – famous worldwide for its incisive reportage – finally confirmed what I have been saying for ages: That Germany is pushing for a European army, in plans devised in Berlin.
Annoyingly for Ms Merkel, though, they didn’t actually want you British voters to know anything about these plans until after the EU referendum on June 23. I wonder why?
The FT noted that the proposal is “one of the most significant” for Germany in recent years, given that Berlin has “long paid lip service” to the formation of a European defence union.
According to the newspaper, the draft white paper outlines TWO months ago the nation shared in a collective sigh of guilty relief when we heard the story of homeless man Mark Collins.
He had bumped into a young woman who was crying outside a locked Euston railway station late at night.
Blonde Nicole Sedgebeer was drunk and lost in the capital, miles from her home in Milton Keynes and with no battery life left on her phone.
Mark, who’d been living on the streets of London for 12 years, guided her to an all-night café he knew to be safe, stayed with her for a coffee, then left before returning at 5am – via a bus ride – to escort her back to Euston.
An extremely grateful and humbled Nicole posted about his gallantry on Facebook, admitting that until then she had been, like so many of us are, usually the type to steer clear of the homeless.
The story grew legs and ran across social media and inevitably a crowdsourcing fund began, soon swelling to over £13,000.
Which is just great, isn’t it? Thirteen grand is nice for anyone to suddenly and unexpectedly have.
But for someone whose nights were spent in a sleeping bag in a shop doorway, it’s the stuff dreams are made of.
Except that, two months on, is what it still is for Mark – a dream – as it’s emerged that he has not received a single penny of that money.
He’s now shacked up in a temporary hostel in Camden without even a pair of socks to call his own.
Why? Because a charity appointed by his local council