Seahorse - read the report again - "The data in CHAIN shows that of the 3,975 rough sleepers recorded, 52 per cent did not have UK nationality."
That is just the rough sleepers who are recorded. What about the masses of illegal immigrants who are squatting around the city and living in sheds and garages as featured on the BBC in recent days?
There is no question that the problem of increasing numbers of rough sleepers needs to be addressed - all of them - but it certainly does not help for blinkered commentators to keep trying to deflect attention away from the magnitude of the socio-economic problems associated with such high levels of immigration.
The non-British population in the UK represents 12% of the total, but 52% of the rough sleepers are not British citizens. I think that simple ratio says enough to indicate this is a seriously disproportionate problem for immigrants and it certainly does not help them for you to be trying to deflect attention elsewhere.