Wonder why so many immigrants seek out the UK as numero uno destination?
“A mother with four children has been placed by her council in a £2m townhouse at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £91,000 a year.
The stucco-fronted three-storey property is in Kensington, west London, the country’s richest borough. It costs £1,755 a week to rent – a bill met by housing benefit – and has a front and back garden, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double reception room and roof terrace. The street is lined with sports cars.
The family, who moved into the property in September, have remained there despite a pledge by James Purnell, the work and pensions secretary, to cut back lavish housing benefit payouts. Elsewhere in the borough, five-bedroom houses are available for half the price. The case highlights the perverse nature of the housing benefit system that allows council tenants to live in subsidised properties well beyond the means of most taxpayers. Under Labour, spending on housing benefit has risen from £11.1 billion in 1997 to £15.4 billion in 2007.”
That’s almost 50% increase in Welfarism and all funded by those poor suckers who actually work rather than sponge.