20 Jan 2013

Immigrant benefit entitlements

It's not fraud, but The Sun has a long piece about what it calls the astonishing benefits bonanza enjoyed by a Lithuanian immigrant who is a single mother.

Iain Duncan Smith points to future benefits reforms. And the paper says ministers have admitted they have no idea how much Labour’s open door immigration policy has cost Britain.

I don't believe it. It means they prefer not to have an estimate, because they want immigrant votes. It would also draw attention to the cost of the compulsory open door which comes with EU membership - which would be mighty inconvenient politically.

So it suits all the main parties to keep us in ignorance.


Anonymous said...

It is not that much money.
I knew a single mum who was getting more than that 10 years ago.
It is scary that the sun thinks this is a lot for a single mum to get in benefits. She is quite unlucky not to get a flat in London.

John Page said...

The paper's point (and hers) is that it is more than she could have got in her native country.

Anonymous said...

True it is more than she could get her in own country.
However there must be loads of immigrants in this country who get more in benefits than she does.
I know 2 personally.
I still think it is strange that the Sun thinks this is a lot of money for an immigrant to get in the UK.

Anonymous said...

Runnymede Bourugh Council own us over £42777.89 in 5 years in housing benefits and council tax benefits plus all the money that we have overpaied them and they reffuse to give us our rights and money by abuse in power and Maladministration,just because we are gypsie family from Roamnia. We have send a lots of complaints,to jhon Furey the leader of the council and we have writed to ombundsman and to the parliamnet and to Her Magesty the Queen and everywhere and there is no Justice in England any more and they get reach on our back and they sleep of the pan to much and they don't go to prison , because they can kill you verey easily by useing the force and threats and the Police to kill you ! This is the metods that they use against you and we are suffering in silice for a long time and nobody care about us !