Thursday, May 24, 2007

92,000 immigrants claiming benefits

ALMOST 92,000 Eastern Europeans who came to
Britain looking for work are claiming tens of millions of pounds in state handouts.

The flood of migrants cashing in on benefits is costing the taxpayer at least £102 million a year.

And the bill will rise further as figures showed yesterday that 660 Eastern Europeans – more than 4,500 a week – are coming to the UK every day.

The daily count includes 116 Romanians and Bulgarians who have flocked here since they joined the European Union in January. And in a devastating attack on Labour’s open-door policy, business leaders yesterday warned that the flood of migrants is leaving hundreds of thousands of school leavers out of work.

David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Government must understand that migration is not a long-term solution to the tragic skills shortages that many young people have.

“More than half a million people aged 18 to 24 are presently out of work, yet no one seems to notice due to the number of jobs that have been filled by so many willing migrant workers.

“This is unsustainable and we are in danger of creating a two-tier society, with many going straight from school to a life on welfare.”

Meanwhile, more than a million immigrants have been given British passports since Labour came to power in 1997.

I thought we were told that immigrants were here to benefit us not take our tax money in welfare payments. Only citizens should be given any sort of welfare. If they can’t survive without benefits they should be deported immediately.

The BNP and I have been saying they were taken our jobs for years. Now it seems people are listening but because it is the young people no one is caring. You should start caring because these people can vote and do you know who these people are going to vote for when they see there is only one party that is prepared to do anything for them about the problem? They will be voting BNP when they wake up.


pommygranate said...


The correct analysis is whether the benefits of the other 500,000 E European immigrants outweigh the negatives of the 92,000 drawing welfare.

youdontknowme said...

It's all negative.