Ignore headlines about squatters, government proposals target Gypsies and Travellers

“That it is this group [Gypsies and Travellers] that is the primary target of the proposed reforms would seem clear when one recalls that before the last election, the Conservatives proposed criminalisation of intentional trespass as an adjunct to the removal of the regional development plans, which imposed requirements on local authorities to identify and provide new sites. At that time, it wasn’t surrounded by all the briefed brouhaha about squatters, but was clearly aimed at Travellers.”