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

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

    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.

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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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Do we not have a similar residency test? 2 years for dole, etc.

    Not for supplementary allowance from the local offices, and they will give out the same amount as the dole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    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....
    Last edited by Catalpast; 25th March 2013 at 11:28 AM.
    If you can convince a People to engage in the mass elimination of their own offspring - you can probably get them to do anything...http://irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    London is no longer a British City
    London is one of the greatest cities in the world. It's a wonderful advertisement for whatever it is you are railing against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    On paper yes

    In practice NO...

    Britain has left it 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....
    I was refused dole when I came back to Ireland in 2007 because I'd been away for 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    I was refused dole when I came back to Ireland in 2007 because I'd been away for 5 years.
    Did you go and see your local Community Welfare Officer and get supplementary welfare allowance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirTallaghtban View Post
    Did you go and see your local Community Welfare Officer and get supplementary welfare allowance?
    No. I went and got a job.

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