The problem that won't go AWAY
A homeless man rests his head on a rucksack and nurses a cigarette, sleeping on the sidewalk paving...outside the front of the Caledonian Hilton - a 5 star hotel off Princes Street. He had been moved further away from the front doors by hotel doormen and private security officers because he was "too close" to hotel guests as they entered and left the hotel and art gallery inside. Police then moved him again because he was "obstructing" the pedestrian walkway so he was told he was allowed to sit up against the metal railings out of foot traffic. Never once did anyone offer to help him find a place to sleep and stay out of the cold...jobless, homeless, and penniless he was unable to even leave Edinburgh and go home to Manchester,England. Passers by gave him hot coffee and cigarettes.