I hope that with the money Mr O'Hagan obtained by deception, by pretending to be a beggar, he can buy a dictionary. By the way, obtaining money by deception is a criminal offence. If Henry VIII was still around he would have lost his ears.
I am a Big Issue vendor and have been for some time. By being so, I find I can support myself without looking to the Government or the local council to help me. I work six days a week, an average total of 56 hours. The Big Issue has helped me to further my education, find permanent accommodation and has given me a purpose in life. I am sure I speak for all vendors in saying thank you Big Issue, for giving us a chance to prove we are good salesmen and not beggars.
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