Good luck with that.
I’d like to ban stupidity, but apparently council commissioners insist on incubating it. Because there’s as much chance of “banning beggars” as there is of eradicating stupidity from council offices.
Sure, launch a dragnet to clear beggars from the streets. They’ll just go to other streets. And how would the dragnet operate? By manhandling anyone with a collection bucket into the back of a paddy wagon, and then fining them into resistance? Or throwing them into jail?
But don’t beggars have a right to try to live as well? Don’t they have a right to walk the streets too?
Opponents are right to call this fascist. They’d be just as accurate to call it ridiculous. The proposal is as overbearing as it is unworkable—which means it’s almost certain to be introduced.