I går hade jag återigen anledning att diskutera tiggarnas utsatta situation och vad vi gemensamt kan göra åt problemet. SVT:s Aktuellt har i ett par inslag visat under vilka mycket svåra omständigheter många av de som tigger på våra gator lever. I en diskussion med miljöpartiets Maria Ferm kunde jag något utveckla vad jag anser bör göras.

I några kommentarer som jag sett de senaste dagarna har man ifrågasatt mina motiv att lyfta denna fråga. Sanningen är att jag är rosenrasande. Arg över att människor tvingas leva på våra gator, tigga för sitt uppehälle, utstå spott och spe och tvingas se sitt enda liv passera dag för dag utan att i grunden kunna förändra det.

Stockholm, och stockholmarna, bedriver ett aktivt arbete för att lindra nöden. Många stockholmare är medlemmar i frivilligorganisationer. Staden ställer upp med boenden över vintern, hjälper ofta till med hemtransport och ger nödhjälp. För mig är allt detta självklart. Det handlar inte om pengar, det handlar om medmänsklighet. Hela tiden görs nya bedömningar av vad som krävs.

Men det grundläggande politiska ansvaret vilar inte framför allt på Stockholm. Det vilar på den rumänska regeringen som genom sin politik, eller brist på politik, i praktiken driver människor ut från landet. Omkring 90 procent av tiggarna på Stockholms gator är rumäner. De fina utfästelser som gjordes före EU-inträdet är nu mycket lite värda. Landet bryr sig inte ens om att söka det stöd som finns att få genom EU.

Det finns naturligtvis många sätt att medverka till att lösa problemet. Ett är att sätta press på den rumänska regeringen. Säga vad man vill om den senaste tidens diskussion, men den har åtminstone lett till att politiker efter politiker nu säger att ansvaret vilar på Rumänien. Min förhoppning är att den diskussionen nu leder till att EU-kommissionen börjar utöva ett rejält tryck på Rumänien.

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  1. A word from your post ‘rasande’ = furious reminded me what I witnessed last year in Kista…

    In the beginning of autumn, in Kista centrum an old lady – around 75-80y, mignon, well dressed, dragging slowly her trolly was walking calmly towards the exit to Kista Torg)

    A corpulent Romanian Roma woman dressed specifically (around 35+)- having a paper coffee cup – went straight to the little old lady and aggressively put the cup in front of her face – shouting ‘Give me money’. The extremely shocked old lady looked at her terrified not daring to move or say something.

    An old tall presentable gentleman – who was passing by from the opposite direction – saw what happened and tried to help the old lady. He yelled in Swedish at the Roma woman ‘leave her alone and go away’.

    The Roma woman immediately turn toward him and with a large arrogant and mean smirk on her face pushed her paper cup in front of the old gentlemen and said shamelessly ‘Give me money!’ The man was as red as his sport jacket… I prayed in my mind: ‘please God do not let him respond to the provocation…’
    I am sure that the Roma woman knew that if the man will be aggressive towards her (verbally or even physically – like simply pushing her away) she can report him to the police and she will, most probably, receive money as a sort of some compensation…

    The old gentleman was smart enough to avoid anymore unnecessary confrontation and he left. I was right behind him. I saw him… I was afraid that he might have a heart attack . He was all worked up, he was so furious… but he did his best to restrain himself…
    In the mean time the little frighten old lady left quietly and sheepishly… probably wishing to make herself invisible as soon as possible…
    This broke my heart😦 I am sure that those two Swedes worked hard, with dedication, for what Sweden was in 70-80 – ‘a model’ in Europe and not only. They did not see this coming… not in their worst nightmares. Sweden is not anymore a ‘safe heaven’ for its own citizen…

    ‘An Europe without borders’ is an utopia – nonviable and unrealistic – a complete fiasco! And of course the politicians who created this mess will do their best to throw the responsibly on ‘somebody-else shoulders’. The politicians are very talented in NOT taking the responsibility for their own mistakes…

    When a new country is received in EU is received with all the good and the… bad. It is an ALL INCLUSIVE package. You can NOT play ‘pick and choose’ and take only what suits you…

    Corruption, criminal gangs, illiteracy, poverty, social problems, tuberculosis, AIDS, etc are only some of the wonderful gifts Europe will receive when taking on board a new country. But of course we must ‘welcome’ the new ravenous ‘child’ in the big happy European family…
    The beggars (pickpoketers, shoplifters, robbers, sex traffickers, card-cloners, etc) belong to Roma Mafia which which spread its gangs like tentacles in the whole Europe.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520338/Uniformed-Romanian-police-join-French-officers-patrol-Paris-tackle-rising-crime-Roma-street-gangsasdd.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2515917/Police-hunt-Romanian-ATM-thieves-90-UK-cashpoint-fraud.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512035/Fagin-gangs-held-Paris-sent-child-thieves-UK.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2511769/Police-smash-Roma-pickpocketing-network-involving-hundreds-children-trafficked-Paris-Europe-Britain.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2474304/Romanian-police-helping-Scotland-Yard-tackle-Eastern-European-crime-wave-UK.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2446571/Paris-jewellery-robbery-Police-hunt-gang-axe-wielding-raiders.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441131/Romanian-pickpocketing-gangs-use-low-cost-airlines-target-cities-fly-home-day.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2440072/The-shamed-faces-Roma-men-accused-selling-women-stealing-skills-France-launches-major-crackdown-community.html

    There are Romanian Roma people who wanted to go to school (in Romania, the education, from daycare to university inclusively, is FREE) and they succeeded to become lawyers, doctors, etc. -in Ceausescu’s time and now.

    Those who really want to educate himself/herself and work honestly will do so – regardless of their ethnicity. But unfortunately most of them (NOT all) do not want.

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