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  1. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    I assume you have evidence for this?
  2. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    I think the problem is too many immigrants, or at leastore than is necessary. But when people start claiming preferrencial treatment by our state to house and feed them over native Brits, I usually smell BS. And these Express style nonsense claims do more harm than good.
  3. Don't know why people here take the pi$s. There are more than a few batshït crazy posters here to rival the nutters over on Mumsnet.
  4. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Political correctness gone mad? I'm guess if immigrants were given these flats in preference to native Brits this was a doged bullet.... But it doesn't even mention if they got a flat over Brits who applied.
  5. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Why would they do that? She's coming to work as a carer in a city where they are needed. Juanita is simply bored of the sun.
  6. More people willing to work, more people to sell stuff to. Generally better for growing economy.
  7. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Sure, but that could simply be due to more applications. Remember this thread is about people leaving London. Imagine, hypothetically, that Mary from Leeds is a single mom and moves to London, let's say to be a carer. Perfectly reasonable position to be in. She applied for a council house, but despite being a single mom, can't get anything. Then Juanita from Madrid walks of a plane and within weeks, bags herself a house in Islington. Because of preferential treatment for foreigners. This is your implication, is this really what's going on? Or possibly, the reason for the increase in immigrants living in social housing could be down to an increase in immigrants applying. If more and more come here and apply, it stands to reason that the proportion will go up. If the problem is too many immigrants, the that's the issue that needs dealing with. I simply don't buy the "preferential treatment" angle, it sound like something the Express would plaster on the front page. It would make more sense if we simply stated that with everything being equal, there's not enough social housing for the native population, let alone an incoming one.
  8. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    I guess I don't see it the same way. Your original post implied foreigners were given preferential treatment wrt houses Vs Brits, because they can walk off a plane a win a house within weeks. A choice apparently not available to Brits. Increase in immigrant numbers in social housing could be down to an overall increase in immigrantion (why I asked how many own, or rent privately - if this has also gone up in a similar way you wouldn't say letting agents and estate agents are deliberately excluding Brits from owning or renting in London.) At the end of the day I think young Londoners would prefer to live in London but are mostly driven out by high prices. Eventually I would also expect immigrants to also look outside of London for the same reason.
  9. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    That link doesn't say how many are winning council houses within weeks of walking off a plane. Doesn't it show how many are in Council houses? Private rentals? Owners?
  10. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Seems like there more to it than just that, which isn't being divulged. I simple don't believe it, that's all.
  11. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Or maybe it simply isn't that easy to turn up and say '"I'm a single mum" and win a house.
  12. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    I meant a Brit can go to London and say "I'm a single mum" and win a house in Islington. If they are treated the same as EU nationals.
  13. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Sounds a bit simplistic. By your second paragraph, any Brit can do the same..
  14. Business love immigrants. Address this issue and maybe fewer will be attracted here. Post Brexit we might even get our wish....if the economy nosedives.
  15. sPinwheel

    Young Londoners Leaving

    Bit anecdotal.
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