Report 'benefit Tourists' Should Be Made To Wait, Britons Say in House prices and the economy Posted June 24, 2014 Sorry, That was the impression that your post gave me. But, I think that as a National philosophy, instead of 'Well, it's not costing us very much and besides xyz etc....' We should simply have a zero tolerance policy. UK benefits are for the people who paid for them, no-one else. This does not preclude charitable citizens who disagree from contributing from their own pockets. But if benefit tourism was only a minor problem, so policing benefit tourism cost more than the problem in the first place, that would be both mean spirited and stupid. I do suspect that there is a deliberate misdirection here - we are being told to look at the impact of immigration on benefits instead of on the job market. You have to wonder why that is.