Thursday, October 09, 2008

Right Wing Myths Bunked!

I'm assuming that bunked is the opposite of debunked, you know how the left always complain about the tabloid myth of immigrants being given really big houses and benefits in return for sod all?:

A FAMILY living on benefits in a £1.2 million house in west London told today how they felt they had won the lottery.

Mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saindi gets £170,000 a year in benefits and the council pays the property's private landlord £12,500 a month to accommodate the family who fled Afghanistan seven years ago.

The house in Acton has seven bedrooms, two reception rooms, a dining room and two kitchens, as well as an extensive back garden.

Mrs Saindi's son, Jawad, 20, told the Standard: "If someone gave you a lottery ticket would you leave it? No. You take what you get given.

It should be pointed out that the fault is almost entirely with the law and the council rather than the family. Of course pointing this out means that you are "Playing into the hands of the BNP". Similarly do you remember the right wing myth about the welfare state punishing marriage and rewarding single parenthood? Well that happens too:

Jacqueline Maxwell, 42, of Lakeglen Park, claimed income support totalling £51,037 while failing to declare she was living with a partner.
As other reports make clear she is a mother of three. Whilst her fraud is the newsworthy aspect to the case, the fact that the benefit system rewards her for remaining a single mother is the more interesting point.

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7 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yup. This sort of f***wittery is meat and drink to the BNP.

Even assuming that the family needed a house that big, the market rent would be about £3,000 a month or something.

That's they key bit of "Citizen's Income" that people overlook, it's for "citizen's", not for every Tom, Dick and Abdul.

It's a numbers thing, the UK has population 61 million, there are at least 3,000 million people living in some Islamic, Communist, African or other Third World Hell Hole who'd love to come here.

You can't fault them for that on a personal level, but you can fault the gummint for actually encouraging them to do so.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Apologies for the extra apostrophe.

daphne said...

I blogrolled you Ross. Do you have an email?

JuliaM said...

According to the 'Mail' yesterday, three council officers have been sacked over this...

Letters From A Tory said...

I agree. Take on the benefits system, not the family.

Ross said...

Daphne, I'll add you to my blogroll now. My email adress for blog related purposes is "blogophile@aol.com".


"According to the 'Mail' yesterday, three council officers have been sacked over this..."

Are you sure Julia? It's not like council employees to face consequences for their actions.

JuliaM said...

"It's not like council employees to face consequences for their actions."

Technically speaking, they still haven't.

These were temps, hence they were quickly thrown off the sled to distract the wolves of public opinion.