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Financial Crisis?? What Financial Crisis

mjn

Distinguished Member
I knew somebody would post this news story!!

Surprised its taken this long.....now, where is Marty b2k when you need him :D
 

Ian J

Banned
The story is ridiculous and is media whoremongering at it's worst. The headline is that this family of immigrants are receiving £167,000 in benefits but the reality is buried further down when the figures are disected and show that the family receive £17,300 per annum in benefits and have been housed by the council in a large house with the council paying £150,000 per annum to the landlord. That doesn't make such a juicy storyline though does it.

It would seem that the real story here is that a private landlord bought a house in Ealing for £1.2m seven months ago and is now renting it out to the council for £150,000 per annum but that isn't quite as sensational
 

eric pisch

Distinguished Member
The story is ridiculous and is media whoremongering at it's worst. The headline is that this family of immigrants are receiving £167,000 in benefits but the reality is buried further down when the figures are disected and show that the family receive £17,300 per annum in benefits and have been housed by the council in a large house with the council paying £150,000 per annum to the landlord. That doesn't make such a juicy storyline though does it.

It would seem that the real story here is that a private landlord bought a house in Ealing for £1.2m seven months ago and is now renting it out to the council for £150,000 per annum but that isn't quite as sensational

my biggest problem is why are the kids not being made to share, most large family's especially those who have to buy there own houses have some form of sharing going on, why do they need 1 room for 1 kid?
 

PJTX100

Distinguished Member
It would seem that the real story here is that a private landlord bought a house in Ealing for £1.2m seven months ago and is now renting it out to the council for £150,000 per annum but that isn't quite as sensational


Why do they need such a big house?

Though wage-earning/mortgage paying/tax paying families can choose their children-per-bedroom ratio, surely people in this situation basically have to "lump-it"?
 

Kebabhead

Distinguished Member
the family receive £17,300 per annum in benefits

Wish I could get that much money tax free for never having contributed nothing towards the state :rolleyes:

Stilll didn't stop them lashing out on the goodies (no not the 70's TV show) though
 

robfosters

Established Member
Still not good enough. They can find cheaper housing for them than that. And if you dont have a job and are living off benefits, you should not be able to afford all those gadgets. They are neglecting their bills to pay for personal items.
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
The story is ridiculous and is media whoremongering at it's worst. The headline is that this family of immigrants are receiving £167,000 in benefits but the reality is buried further down when the figures are disected and show that the family receive £17,300 per annum in benefits and have been housed by the council in a large house with the council paying £150,000 per annum to the landlord. That doesn't make such a juicy storyline though does it.

It would seem that the real story here is that a private landlord bought a house in Ealing for £1.2m seven months ago and is now renting it out to the council for £150,000 per annum but that isn't quite as sensational

exactly, and the fact that private landlords can see what the maximum budget the council has towards a family and ask for that in rent!

PS 2 mobile phones hardly a big deal, you get them free with almost anything these days
 

jamesvtidohc

Established Member
The story is ridiculous and is media whoremongering at it's worst. The headline is that this family of immigrants are receiving £167,000 in benefits but the reality is buried further down when the figures are disected and show that the family receive £17,300 per annum in benefits and have been housed by the council in a large house with the council paying £150,000 per annum to the landlord. That doesn't make such a juicy storyline though does it.

It would seem that the real story here is that a private landlord bought a house in Ealing for £1.2m seven months ago and is now renting it out to the council for £150,000 per annum but that isn't quite as sensational

but the council is still paying for it on their behalf so technically, their rent is paid for as a benefit since, they dont actually do anything to earn the rent.
 

Ian J

Banned
my biggest problem is why are the kids not being made to share, most large family's especially those who have to buy there own houses have some form of sharing going on, why do they need 1 room for 1 kid?

Why do they need such a big house?

Though wage-earning/mortgage paying/tax paying families can choose their children-per-bedroom ratio, surely people in this situation basically have to "lump-it"?

They don't need a house that large but it's the council's fault for putting them there whereas the alternative would be to house this family in smaller accomodation and save this one until a family with a dozen children came along that required housing - thus provoking another outbreak of indignance.

I'm not saying that it's right but my point is that the newspaper distorted the facts to make a more sensational storyline after all this one has everything all rolled into one with it's Arab immigrant single mother with seven children milking the taxpayer to the tune of £166,000 every year
 

andykn

Prominent Member
Wish I could get that much money tax free for never having contributed nothing towards the state :rolleyes:

Stilll didn't stop them lashing out on the goodies (no not the 70's TV show) though

Perhaps you will when your home gets invaded by both the world's superpowers in succession.
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
Ealing Council sacked three officers involved in rehousing the family after the story broke. So thats a admission of guilt. Why not rehouse them, probably end up getting something bigger :D
 

Sonic67

Banned
I think we have enough of our own home grown scroungers the NOTW could have reported on instead. Seems a little racialist to me.
 

Naqv

Prominent Member
omg:eek:, Is it me or are news of the world trying to exaggerate stuff.

They have labelled the plasma TV as 50inch. There is no way that TV is 50inch, or I might just be wrong.

But this story takes the biscuit, whilst most of us have to starve on Asda own brand crap, this woman, who is a refugee lives in a 1.2million house.:mad:

I blame the council and not the woman by the way, as I wouldn't turn down a 1.2million home if the council offered it to me tbh.:devil:

Actually reading again, they seem to have a lot of gadgets, for people that can't afford the heating bills.:mad:
 
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avinitski

Prominent Member
Some of you people are so mean! You do realise they don’t have SkyTV, they deserve sympathy not hatred.

On another note good on them, if i could go to another country and get all of that without myself or generations of my family contributing to the system then i would be off in a shot.

It's the council \ government that needs the focus here.
 

jendo

Established Member
Cant help but think that if the council had not sold off large swathes of council houses without replacing them, they would not have to rely on private landlords.
 

Toasty

Distinguished Member
As has already been highlighted, but is getting glossed over, it's the land lord receiving £150k per annum rent that should be the real focus here. He's seemingly using public knowledge to tap the most out of the councils budget. If this land lords doing it, others will be too. A review should be in order me thinks!
 

sibeer

Prominent Member
Papers bringing these stories to light does have results though. Personally I fail to see how anyone who works full time and struggles with their finances can feel sorry for the family involved, they are milking the system.

Personally I think the system should be a lot more dynamic. If the government is going to provide free housing for someone it should be a case of moving them to the most economical area for them to live. Social housing shouldn't exist in places like Ealing (or most of London) because the value of the houses is 10 times that in cheap areas to live.
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Ealing Council sacked three officers involved in rehousing the family after the story broke. So thats a admission of guilt. Why not rehouse them, probably end up getting something bigger :D
I have some info from a friend who works for the TRS (The Rent Service) ... according to him one of his colleagues screwed up, but Ealing needed some sacrificial lambs who were apparantly "junior foreign [immigrant] temps"

Onto that rag ...
Yet wandering through her home is like stepping into a glossy Argos catalogue of must-have gadgets and furnishings
Blimey the NOTW/its readers certainly know where the affluent shop :rolleyes:
CENTREPIECE of the spacious lounge is the family's pride and joy—an incredible 50-inch flatscreen PLASMA TELEVISION worth £1,500
whether or not they have one ... the one in the photo didn't look like a 50-inch to me, or do I need glasses? :confused:

Anyway its is a :censored:-up and ammunition for the BNP
 

sibeer

Prominent Member
As has already been highlighted, but is getting glossed over, it's the land lord receiving £150k per annum rent that should be the real focus here. He's seemingly using public knowledge to tap the most out of the councils budget. If this land lords doing it, others will be too. A review should be in order me thinks!

At the end of the day the landlord is playing the system almost as much as the family themselves. Really though their should be a cap of around £800 per month as maximum for any social provided rentals then it wouldn't be a problem. You can get a decent family sized house (4 beds) near me in Merseyside for that, why pay more?
 

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