country is a lunatic asylum with the lunatics running the place -
Britain needs a REVOLUTION with the traitors hanged from the lampposts
(have we enough lampposts in the UK?)
Family of 12 asylum seekers land in UK
- and are handed a £6,000-a-month home paid for by you!
A family of
12 asylum-seekers is being put up in a vast house costing taxpayers
nearly £1,500 a week, it has emerged.
couple and their ten children are receiving a staggering £1,460 a
week in housing benefit alone.
couple will also be eligible for other handouts such as unemployment
and child benefits, which could potentially add up to an additional
£1,300 a week.
Tower Hamlets in London is Britain's
officials, who refused to give further details of the case, found the
family a mini mansion after they arrived in London from Africa in the
past few weeks. It was not revealed whether the family is suspected of
entering the UK illegally before claiming asylum.
receive a weekly sum of £1,462.90, according to the council’s
housing benefits claims department, meaning that the family will cost
taxpayers £76,000 in housing benefit alone if allowed to stay in
the property for 12 months.
would realistically have to be among the nation’s top earners on wages
of £230,000 before tax to afford to spend the same amount of
money on rent or a mortgage.
husband presented himself at a housing office in Tower Hamlets, East
London, stating he was a refugee and homeless.
The law was overhauled after Afghan
asylum seeker Toorpakai Saiedi and her family were put up in this
£1.2m house in Acton, costing £2,875 a week
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after he was helped, he turned up again with the 11 other members of
his family and demanded they all be housed together. It is yet another
example of benefits claimants being put up in huge homes at the expense
of taxpayers who could never afford such a property themselves.
The bill for
housing benefit has risen from £14billion ten years ago to
£21billion – more than the country spends on policing and
Tower Hamlets’ opposition leader, Conservative councillor Peter Golds,
said of the latest case: ‘It is utterly, utterly ridiculous. Why do
they need to be housed in one of the most expensive areas of Britain,
at great cost to ordinary families who cannot afford the same for
yearly rate of £76,000 for one family shows the ludicrous amount
of public money being paid to put people into expensive housing.’
payouts in Tower Hamlets alone have cost the taxpayer a mammoth
£223million in just one year.
the council – the poorest in the nation – is spending a third of a
million pounds a year on housing just ten families, including the
Ethiopian couple and their children.
The family are believed to have arrived
from Ethiopia (above) just weeks ago
nine receive between £590 and £613 a week in housing
benefit. Crucially for the Ethiopian family, they began claiming
benefits shortly before the April 1 cut-off for large claims introduced
by the Government to tackle fears the system was being abused.
George Osborne announced the shake-up after an Afghan woman, Toorpakai
Saiedi, and her family were revealed to have been put up in a
£1.2million house in Acton, West London, in 2008.
benefits capping began on April 1 for all new claimants, those already
getting more than £20,000 a year in housing benefit are being
given up to nine months to adjust.
Department for Work and Pensions says housing benefit has been out of
A spokesman said: ‘We can’t justify having welfare families in wealthy
properties in expensive areas which hard-working families can’t afford.
We have to be fair. People on benefits have to make the same choices as
the rest of the population.’
a mortgage consultant at City firm John Charcol, said: ‘A family of 12
bringing in £1,460-a-week housing benefit demonstrates why the
Government is changing the benefit rules.
‘Here is a
family with ten children who normally wouldn’t be able to pay that
amount – but the state is encouraging people like them to have many
more children than they can afford.’
for Tower Hamlets council refused to comment on the Ethiopian family,
saying: ‘We ensure all claims are processed in line with current