I am doing something of a two part thing here.
That’s because so much on this subject has been happening and written about over the last years. Govt. surely knew things were going this way. Hell, the public knew it.
My comments on this post not needed as the top one will lead to this.
But first, just a hint at the problem I’m referring to, with the entire editorial available at the link.
Are ministers too scared to say what they know about the next wave of migrants?
By STEPHEN GLOVER
Are we heading for an unexpectedly large new influx of immigrants, as happened after Poland and other Eastern European countries joined the European Union in 2004? There are good reasons for believing we may be.
Before Poland became a member of the EU, the Home Office famously predicted that between 5,000 and 13,000 Poles would come to Britain every year. Within two years 264,560 had arrived, according to official figures. Hundreds of thousands more followed.
At the end of 2013 all restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals entering Britain, and working here, will be removed. How many should we expect? This time the Government is not supplying an estimate.
But reading between the lines it seems the figure may be high. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles knows what it is, but won’t tell us. He doesn’t want to start a ‘scare story’. He does, however, admit that the ‘influx’ is ‘going to cause problems not just in terms of the housing market but also on the social housing market’.
David Cameron is no more forthcoming. He says he doesn’t have ‘real confidence’ in the estimates, while implying that as soon as he does they will be released. When will this be?
Will it be before, or after, all restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians coming here have been lifted? He doesn’t say.
All this seems pretty disgraceful. Surely the Government has a duty to provide British citizens with a reasoned view of what might happen. If the figures are flaky, Mr Cameron should quickly get some solid ones. The inescapable inference is that the Government has information which it thinks might shock us.
‘There’s no chance we’re leaving’: Lithuanian single mother buys designer clothes and enjoys lavish holidays with more than £1,000 a month in UK benefits
· Natalija Belova, 33, likes to buy clothes in Roberto Cavalli and the Armani Exchange
· Her handouts total £279 a week and includes housing benefit, child tax credit and child benefit
· Despite her comfortable life she thinks the government should pay for private nannies
A single mother from Lithuania who lives a life of luxury at the expense of Britain’s taxpayers takes home more than £1,000 a month in handouts which funds her love of designer clothes and holidays.
Natalija Belova, 33, said she was shocked at how much she would be entitled to from the State after she moved here four years ago and fell pregnant.
Her handouts total £279 ( $442.62 ) a week which includes housing benefit, child tax credit and child benefit.
She also is allowed to earn £125 a week from a job on the side but she is mindful not to work more than 16 hours a week so her benefits continue to roll in boosting her weekly income to £400. ( $634.58 )
Bragging to The Sun on Sunday, she said: ‘There’s no chance we’re leaving. British benefits give me and my daughter a good life.’
Miss Belova did have a job as a job as casino croupier when she first moved to the country but was made redundant.
After falling pregnant she realised how much she was entitled to and now lives in a ‘lovely’ fully furnished two bedroom flat in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Despite her comfortable life she does think THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAY FOR PRIVATE NANNIES.
Miss Belova described using her credit cards in stores like Roberto Cavalli and the Armani Exchange. She uses her pay to cover the minimum repayment.
In September she holidayed with her daughter, who is now three, in Spain and only last month she enjoyed Christmas back in her native Lithuania where she spent £1,000.
Working full time would not be worth her while.
Describing the system as ‘strange’ she said: ‘Being in Britain offers me far better benefits.’
According to Miss Belova, a single mother in Lithuania would get £20 a month in child benefit plus discounted help with gas, electricity and housing.
But it wouldn’t be enough to sustain the kind of lifestyle she enjoys here.
Miss Belova is a university graduate who can speak six languages but said if she got a job it would have to pay at least £25,000 - otherwise working full time would not be worth her while.
Earlier this month, Eric Pickles delivered a blunt warning that Britain is going to face ‘problems’ when Britain is compelled by EU law to throw open its borders to citizens of Romania and Bulgaria later this year.
On Thursday the campaign group Migrationwatch released its own estimate that 250,000 will arrive from Romania and Bulgaria over five years - the equivalent of a city the size of Newcastle.
There must be an immense amount of wealth taxed in Britain if Parliament can keep making these kinds of Gifts to so many.I really wonder how long till the gravy boat sinks and takes these parasites with it. Guess I do have a reason to live long enough to find out then Huh.