If we should trust the British media, PM David Cameron is negotiating to cut any form of social protection from under the feet of European migrants who relocate to Britain. The Europeans, except for the Eastern European problem countries that are infamous for their crime statistics and welfare exploitation, have the lowest welfare applications of all migrants.
So while Cameron is focused on the smallest problem groups in his country he has no system for the Muslims who are basically sucking the economy dry. Does any of this make any sense? Stop giving them citizenship in the first place. Revoke past citizenship applications based on the fact that they have not been vetted properly, and begin to deport them. They also need to put an end to the farcical “asylum” system, and end rules that allow anyone who gives birth in the country to apply for citizenship. Residency and citizenship rules by marriage has to also be re-structured. This is a mess and completely unsustainable. And for all the millions of external non-EU passport holders who acquire European passports through various frauds, exploiting the system in weak countries, there’s an easy solution: the access to to the right to public funds should only be accessible for those born in Europe, and those with a minimum 10 years of working income and tax payments into the system.
Jobless Somali refugee family who have not worked since arriving in the UK in 2008 are rehoused from their £2m Hampstead council house – into a £1.3m one around the corner
- Family provoked outrage when they were given £2million mansion in 2011
- They’ve now been moved into a £1.3million property due to the benefits cap
- Locals say the property has been expensively renovated for them
- Council-owned property’s rent is kept low beneath the benefits cap
By Richard Spillett for MailOnline
Published: 09:40, 17 February 2016 |
A family of Somali refugees who sparked a row over council housing when they were given a £2million taxpayer-funded mansion have been moved out – into a £1.3million semi around the corner.
Unemployed Saeed Khaliif, his wife Sayida and their brood provoked uproar in 2011 when they moved into one of the most expensive properties ever to be funded by housing benefit.
It emerged today that the family have now vacated the six-bedroom property in West Hampstead, north-west London, due to changes in the welfare system.
But campaigners have been left further outraged after they were given a property worth £3,000-a-month in rent in an up-and-coming area of the capital.
Somali refugee Saeed Khaliif and his wife Sayida have been moved into a second north-London property.
The couple lost their £2million Hampstead home due to the benefit cap but have got this £1.3million semi.
It is understood that Mr Khaliif has not worked since he arrived in Britain in 2008. The family were initially housed in a £1,000-a-month property in Coventry, West Midlands.
But they caused anger when they decided they would rather live in London and were handed the keys to the huge house not far from the homes of popstar Boy George and movie director Ridley Scott.
Their case was one of a number which exposed just how much was being paid out for housing benefit and prompted the government to cap benefits at £500 a week for couples with children.
After the limit was imposed, Camden council moved the couple and their reported eight children into the new property in up-and-coming Cricklewood.
Neighbours say the house underwent significant renovation before the family were moved in.
Local resident Pedro Rodriguez told The Sun: ‘The house is huge and it has been decorated to a very high standard with an open-plan layout, high spec kitchen and slate patio.’
The couple were previously given this six-bed mansion, which in 2011 was one of the most expensive properties ever to be funded by housing benefit.
Pictured: Their previous property. Neighbours of their new home say it has also been expensively renovated
The council own the property and is said to keep rents within the benefit cap, while similar properties in nearby streets command amounts of up to £3,000-a-month.
Dia Chakravarty, Political Director at the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: ‘The welfare system is meant to be a safety net for those who are struggling, not a comfort blanket.
‘Hard-pressed families struggling with their bills will be furious at such an extortionate amount being spent on housing a single family in one of the most expensive areas in London.’
It is understood the couple are entitled to such a large property because two of their children have disabilities.
A council spokesman said: ‘Our council homes are allocated on a needs basis in line with our policy and Government legislation.’
Refugee decamp: Family living in £2m mansion funded by taxpayer move to new pad worth £1.3m just a mile away