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PM Cameron to introduce a residency test for social housing in England


Dr Pat

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According to a report on the BBC News website, PM Cameron will tomorrow announce a residency test for immigrants to access social housing.

The report states : 'A social housing applicant would have to live in an area for between two and five years before going on the waiting list.'

The Prime Minister 'is expected to say that "this will stop someone from turning up and immediately gaining access to social housing".'

The report goes on: 'Speaking on Sky News, immigration minister Mark Harper said: "That's one of the issues that really upsets people when they see somebody arrive in the country and they appear to get better treatment than people that have been there for a long time."

He said the government was also looking at immigrants' access to benefits, healthcare and education as well as housing.'


Even the Lib Dems have been getting fired up on immigration as another extract from the report shows:

'Mr Cameron's speech on immigration comes days after his deputy prime minister, Mr Clegg, made his biggest intervention to date in the debate, and at a time when concerns have been raised about the potential influx of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania when movement restrictions are loosened at the end of the year.

Mr Clegg called for cash deposits of more than £1,000 for some migrants from "high risk" countries, to be taken with their visa applications and repaid when they leave the UK.'

Even the Labour Party's Ed Miliband has been obliged to speak out on immigration recently.

BBC News - Social housing residency test introduced by David Cameron

Any chance that our Government would introduce a similar test? I am sure it would be very popular with the hardpressed taxpayer.
 

RobertW

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Cameron is coming up with all sorts of desperate populist schemes in order to try and keep himself in Downing St after 2015 and to obscure the fact that he will have doubled the UKs debt from approximately £ 600000000000 in 2010
 

commonman

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He is playing the race card there most be an election coming up.
 

Catalpast

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Do we not have a similar residency test? 2 years for dole, etc.
On paper yes

In practice NO...:?

Britain has left it too late by at least 35 years IMO

London is no longer a British City

In Dublin anyway we are like London in the late 1970's....
 
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SirTallaghtban

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No. I went and got a job.
Fair play. But if you went to see your CWO, he or she could have assessed your case and awarded you SWA. So failing the habitual residency rule does not mean one fails to receive welfare - it just takes that bit longer.
 

TheWexfordInn

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London is one of the greatest cities in the world. It's a wonderful advertisement for whatever it is you are railing against.
Right then, spend a while living in an East London Muslim Ghetto listening (if you can understand the language) to Muslim welfare junkies calling for Jihad against western civilisation and then get back to us with your opinion.
 

damoireland

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London is in the process of large scale ethnic cleansing albeit some of it semi voluntary
 

NeilW

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Right then, spend a while living in an East London Muslim Ghetto listening (if you can understand the language) to Muslim welfare junkies calling for Jihad against western civilisation and then get back to us with your opinion.
My opinion is that London is one of the greatest cities in the world and a wonderful advertisement for whatever it is you are railing against.

Bromley is a bit crap though.
 

ManUnited

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According to a report on the BBC News website, PM Cameron will tomorrow announce a residency test for immigrants to access social housing.

The report states : 'A social housing applicant would have to live in an area for between two and five years before going on the waiting list.'

The Prime Minister 'is expected to say that "this will stop someone from turning up and immediately gaining access to social housing".'

The report goes on: 'Speaking on Sky News, immigration minister Mark Harper said: "That's one of the issues that really upsets people when they see somebody arrive in the country and they appear to get better treatment than people that have been there for a long time."

He said the government was also looking at immigrants' access to benefits, healthcare and education as well as housing.'


Even the Lib Dems have been getting fired up on immigration as another extract from the report shows:

'Mr Cameron's speech on immigration comes days after his deputy prime minister, Mr Clegg, made his biggest intervention to date in the debate, and at a time when concerns have been raised about the potential influx of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania when movement restrictions are loosened at the end of the year.

Mr Clegg called for cash deposits of more than £1,000 for some migrants from "high risk" countries, to be taken with their visa applications and repaid when they leave the UK.'

Even the Labour Party's Ed Miliband has been obliged to speak out on immigration recently.

BBC News - Social housing residency test introduced by David Cameron

Any chance that our Government would introduce a similar test? I am sure it would be very popular with the hardpressed taxpayer.
The day after the UKIP conference, big surprise.
 

TheWexfordInn

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My opinion is that London is one of the greatest cities in the world and a wonderful advertisement for whatever it is you are railing against.

Bromley is a bit crap though.
London is a great city, agreed. That fact is thanks so some of its inhabitants and despite some of its other inhabitants. If anyone can tell me how Muslim immigrants have contributed to Londons greatness then I'm all ears.
 

SirTallaghtban

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A native dole bludger is a parasite, but a foreigner who moves to a particular country just for the sole purpose of pilfering welfare is a whole different breed of lowlife.
 
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