Benefit family in £2 million pound house move

#1
Fire up the Bus, get the Works Ticket signed.

A family who fled war torn Somalia for Britain have exchanged their modest home in the West Midlands for a £2 million detached house in one of London’s smartest neighbourhoods – with the taxpayer picking up the bill.

Linky Bit


Got to make you laugh, this.
 
#2
Got to make you laugh, this.
Nope, not the immediate reaction I thought of. Tears of rage possibly but, thankfully, the restriction in housing benefit is one of the few reasonable changes the current bunch of dithering public schoolboys have announced. Not, of course, that they have actually enacted it yet.
 
#3
Fire up the Bus, get the Works Ticket signed.

A family who fled war torn Somalia for Britain have exchanged their modest home in the West Midlands for a £2 million detached house in one of London’s smartest neighbourhoods – with the taxpayer picking up the bill.

Linky Bit


Got to make you laugh, this.


Equally as outrageous...

ACPO comes under new fire as £1.6m is used on 'perks' for officers | Mail Online

Or this...

Civil servants get £40,000 home perk - Times Online


Or god forbid, even this...

£1.3m cost of luxury homes for generals: Huge rents for top brass as soldiers live in 'slums' | Mail Online
 
#4
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Biscuits_AB

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#5
Fire up the Bus, get the Works Ticket signed.

A family who fled war torn Somalia for Britain have exchanged their modest home in the West Midlands for a £2 million detached house in one of London’s smartest neighbourhoods – with the taxpayer picking up the bill.

Linky Bit


Got to make you laugh, this.
I'm so angry...I'm going to the shops!
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
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#7
I speak pretty good English and I used to work for the Department of Work and Pensions but I find it very difficult to understand the rules relating to scrounging. How did a family who can't speak English work out how to get the tax payer to fund all this?

My outrage is not directed at the family they are doing the best for themselves within the rules. If I lived in Somalia I'd want to come to the UK and be relatively free and safe. A pity more people are not prepared to operate within the rules.

My ire is directed at the politicians and functionaries who allowed this to occur. The people who are so free and easy with other people's money. The people who set out to create a client population where all wealth and comfort is dished out by apparatchiks in return for votes.
 

cent05zr70

On ROPS
On ROPs
#8
Buiscuits AB.... Looting walt.

And to Wordsmith.... up 'er wot?
 
#11
If you cannot speak the Language, you shouldn’t be here! Not racist, just practical. If you refused to speak the identified language in any other country you wouldn’t get anything from the Government!! Why are we so embarrassingly soft at this!! It is typical of the individuals to try and get as much as they can from such a soft and corrupt social welfare state such as UK. Should they be content that they are now safe from harm and can live a live without fear? Of course they should. But while the system still lets people like this get luxuries for nothing then they will always take advantage!! I have a particular issue with all the “poor, impoverished, neglected, disadvantaged people” that come on TV (especially after the recent events) and claim that they are “forced” into live’s of crime and violence and benefit fraud etc cos they do not have any money, when they have in the background a Plasma TV, Xbox, car in the drive and the 5 crying sproglets and all decked out in Bling! I thought the Unemployment benefit was to keep families/individuals fed and housed, not to sponsor luxuries! Again this country is full of idiots that reckon the state owes them an income! Sooner or later the wheel will really come off (as it seems to be getting there anyway) as our welfare system implodes as far more are taking out of it that are putting in!! for my view, as worthless and unimportant that it is I think we should have the following:

1. Child benefit for the first two children – any more than that you pay for them yourself.
2. Max of a 3 bedroom house to those on benefits. (If you need bigger then stop breeding or get a fricking job).
3. All those on unemployment benefits should do 20 hours per week work in the community.
4. Bring back means testing for the unemployed!
5. if unemployed for more than 6 mths, you are given a job that the government provides, be it a waiter, street sweeper or traffic warden!! And work for minimum wage.

I could go on ....but sod all will be done anyway and need to go and feed my fat face!!!


Rant over.

I suppose that’s my stop over there!! I’ll get my coat!
 

Wordsmith

LE
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#12
There's also a bit in the Mail with some more info.

Housing benefits: Somali asylum seeker Saeed Khaliif's family put up in £2m house | Mail Online

The rent has gone up substantially.

Unemployed Saeed Khaliif is being handed almost £8,000 a month to pay the rent on his house, one of the most expensive ever to be funded by housing benefit...Their old house, in Coventry, also had six bedrooms but, at £1,000 a month, was a fraction of the burden on the Government... But it is understood they left damage estimated at £600 in the Coventry property and did not pay their final month’s rent.
Which bring up two questions:

a) Why were they allowed to specify the property? They should be housed in suitable accommodation, but not the property of their choice.
b) Why are they not being pursued for their rent arrears?

Continuing merrily on...

Raj Sohal, the family’s previous landlord, said: ‘It was the first time I’d rented to an asylum seeker family. I did it because I felt sorry for them. The fact is they were on every kind of benefit available...It is unclear how many children the family have – but up to eight youngsters have been seen at the property. When approached by The People, Mr Khaliif said: ‘This is my house. We’ve got every right to live here.’ Speaking via his children, who acted as translators, he said he had not worked since arriving in the UK three years ago and admitted he was on benefits.
8 kids on child benefits, plus every other benefit going probably adds up to £27,000 - £28,000 annual income. Not bad for someone who's never had a job in the UK - and hence never contributed a penny in tax.

Which brings up the question - why was he granted asylum here in the first place? Rules say you have to ask for asylum in the first country you arrive in. Unless he came here directly by boat or plane, we should have shipped him and his family back to the country they first arrived in after leaving Somalia.

Wordsmith
 
#15
I speak pretty good English and I used to work for the Department of Work and Pensions but I find it very difficult to understand the rules relating to scrounging. How did a family who can't speak English work out how to get the tax payer to fund all this?

My outrage is not directed at the family they are doing the best for themselves within the rules. If I lived in Somalia I'd want to come to the UK and be relatively free and safe. A pity more people are not prepared to operate within the rules.

My ire is directed at the politicians and functionaries who allowed this to occur. The people who are so free and easy with other people's money. The people who set out to create a client population where all wealth and comfort is dished out by apparatchiks in return for votes.
The government pay translators to tell these people what benefits they can get.
 
#16
I think we should have the following: ...
2. Max of a 3 bedroom house to those on benefits. (If you need bigger then stop breeding or get a fricking job).
3 bedroom house? For that matter, house?! Give them a fecking 1 room hovel above the smelliest fish and chip shop in the city (in Southwark, btw). If they don't like it, they may consider getting a job and renting a proper place to live.

Just who CAN we vote for these days that will change this?
 
#19
There's also a bit in the Mail with some more info.

Housing benefits: Somali asylum seeker Saeed Khaliif's family put up in £2m house | Mail Online

The rent has gone up substantially.



Which bring up two questions:

a) Why were they allowed to specify the property? They should be housed in suitable accommodation, but not the property of their choice.
b) Why are they not being pursued for their rent arrears?

Continuing merrily on...



8 kids on child benefits, plus every other benefit going probably adds up to £27,000 - £28,000 annual income. Not bad for someone who's never had a job in the UK - and hence never contributed a penny in tax.

Which brings up the question - why was he granted asylum here in the first place? Rules say you have to ask for asylum in the first country you arrive in. Unless he came here directly by boat or plane, we should have shipped him and his family back to the country they first arrived in after leaving Somalia.

Wordsmith
To be fair though, my wife has just come back from Germany with me and is not allowed any Job seekers allowance........ so that will be more money avaiable for these beautiful people!

The fuckers who run the system need birching and the cunt that allowed this move wants sacking! (I dont really thing they are beautiful people).
 

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