Saturday, 7 April 2018

Then Maybe You Should Go Back There...?

Ms Souesh, who suffers from high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, told The Independent: “The UK Government is good, they have helped us. But now we are refugees and have to stay on the streets. This would not happen in Syria, I don’t understand how it can happen in London.
“We are very stressed and worried about our family in Syria. My mum and dad both have cancer. And we are now homeless. We are without a house.
“All of this together puts us in a very bad situation. We are already stressed about the war, we have bad health, we are refugees.”
It's clearly not a bad situation, or you'd be on the next plane home, wouldn't you?
Michael McGowan, a local charity worker who has been supporting the family, said he had approached the council when the family was first issued the eviction notice and was told they would be housed if they were left homeless.
He continued: “But when it came to it they were told ‘you are not priority need, you can go and sleep on the streets’.
“This family has done the right thing since they’ve been here. The parents have got national insurance numbers and are trying to find work. They’ve done all they can to assist their children in getting to university.
“I feel ashamed and appalled as a British person that we can say this to people who are refugees.”
Really? I feel ashamed and appalled that this family has mooched as much as it possibly can and now wants to mooch some more, with your help.

What exactly have they contributed? He's a lawyer and 'can't find work' yet somehow can help his kids to go to university here?
The family was informed last year that they would be evicted from their rented home in Edmonton after the landlord decided to stop letting the property.
They tried to find an alternative but have been routinely turned away by landlords and letting agencies because they receive state benefits.
Heh! There's the answer. Stop claiming them, and you'll find somewhere to live.

8 comments:

jack ketch said...

They tried to find an alternative but have been routinely turned away by landlords and letting agencies because they receive state benefits.

I wonder if that is the real reason. Unlike being a smoker, being on benefits isn't usually a hurdle to renting...mind you they might have to look outside the area or make do with a smaller less desirable property.

James Higham said...

Clearly better for her in good ole Syria.

MacD said...

They have to go back.

L fairfax said...

I wonder if the problem is that the want nicer than the benefits will pay for.

Anonymous said...

"They tried to find an alternative but have been routinely turned away by landlords and letting agencies because they receive state benefits."

In other words they want a nice house in a nice area paid for by someone else and are not prepared to accept a not so nice house, in a not so nice area, even if paid for by someone else. So they have made themselves homeless to try to use moral blackmail against the council.

Anonymous said...

He probably is driving a taxi for Uber but hasn’t let on. She of course could return to Syria to look after the aged parents and the sprogs could try their hands at baristadom.

Andrew Scarborough said...

Local councils struggle to cut and tidy grass verges. What's wrong with using natural-born goat herders to run a council herd? Imagine local authority cheese and yoghurt as a by-product financing salaries and pensions. Maybe I'm mistaken and these people are educated professionals who will soon return to help rebuild their homeland.

JuliaM said...

"I wonder if that is the real reason."

Yes, me too.

"I wonder if the problem is that the want nicer than the benefits will pay for."

Perish the thought!

"He probably is driving a taxi for Uber but hasn’t let on."

I often wonder if HMRC has someone tasked with looking at these stories. If they don't, they probably should!

"Imagine local authority cheese and yoghurt as a by-product financing salaries and pensions."

From animals grazed on diesel-fume polluted grass? Even the hipsters won't fall for that!