October 5, 2016

The “Very Angry” 5-year-old who’s going Viral for Calling Out the UK’s Prime Minister.

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Brooke Blair delivers an important truth in the cutest way ever.

“You should be…biscuits, hot chocolate, sandwiches, building houses. Look, I’m only five years old, there’s nothing I can do about it. I’m saving up money and there’ll never be enough.”

But let’s not just laugh and move on.

Homelessness is an issue we ignore every day and yet it could happen to any of us. Her mother explains why Brooke is so passionate about it in her blog post about the video which has gone crazy online and is in all the papers this morning in the UK:

“Brooke has been upset by homelessness for a long time and always makes an effort to give money, and say hello to people living on the street.

You see children have a natural feeling for what’s right an whats wrong, they know it instinctively. When she saw homeless people, she asked me why they didn’t have a home.

I explained there are many reasons, and we talked through a few. Brooke then asked why I couldn’t buy them all houses, to which I explained that I wouldn’t have enough money to do that.

She asked (logically) “Well who does? Who’s in charge? The Queen?”

I explained we have a prime minister and she asked their name.

From there she has had a major bee in her bonnet. She and her younger sister are saving any money they get, to buy presents for homeless people at Christmas this year. They even sold a slice of birthday cake they got to their Dad for 50p to put in their pot.

Children see the world very black and white, no nuanced bits and actually they cut through the crap. It’s refreshing.

This country is RICH, we have the money to all have a decent standard of living, its gross that we have people unable to have a roof over their heads and if my 5 year old daughter can see that, then so should the divs in charge.”

 

Author/editor: Khara-Jade Warren

Image: Youtube screenshot

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