Residents on benefits are “shocked and appalled” by suggestions they could be advised to leave Brighton and Hove because it is no longer affordable for them.
Claimants said they would have to be dragged “kicking and screaming” from their city to make a new home in towns and cities with cheaper housing markets.Fair enough. If that is what it takes.
Community campaigners warned that driving the city’s poorest families out of the city would radically alter and harm the city’s distinctive charm.Ahahahahahahahaha!
Giuseppina Salamone, from CASE Central which advises low-income residents and welfare claimants, said increasing numbers of private landlords were not even accepting benefit-claiming residents.
She said: “The problem is Brighton and Hove is a wonderful city because of its diversity.
“You have people living on nothing but who are very creative or who do things politically. “Yes. There’s a word for these people. Spongers.
“But it will all be different if this continues. “I hope so! I might take a day trip, if all the druggie scum and benefit monkeys move out!
Steve Parry, community campaigner and advocacy worker on welfare issues, said the advice for council officers to recommend the poorest families to leave the city should be “resisted as strongly as possible” .
He said: “It would destroy the distinctive cultural diversity, the metropolitan nature, the unique nature of the place.
“It would totally destroy the communities of working people who were born and bred here.
“I think it is driven ideologically, there’s no shortage of research that indicates the impact these cuts are having.”Not taking the news that you might have to find a real job pretty soon very well, are you, Steve?