As someone who deals with social wefare queries on a regular basis, it is now very apparent to me that people are returning from England to avail of our social welfare system. They are predominantly sons/daughters of Irish emigrants who are coming here to try and avail of rent allowance and free childcare etc.
If Britain cuts its welfare rates etc, then we will HAVE TO follow suit!!
Habitual residency clause doesnt seem to deter these people. They are willing to move here and then try and get social welfare!
(It seems that the majority of Eastern europeans moved when work dried up, but the Brits are moving in!)
The next time you hear of non-nationals claiming welfare, think London and not Warsaw!!!