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Harriet Harman has praised ‘heroic’ immigrants who claim welfare payments in Britain and use the cash to support families living abroad.

She said the Government should make it easier for them to send the money home and called for tax refunds to encourage more immigrants to follow suit, in particular those who paid for their children to be educated in the Third World.

The Labour Deputy Leader, who is also the party’s spokesman on International Development, derided ‘those who say we should look after our own first’ in the recession and vowed to fight any attempt to cut the £9.4 billion overseas aid budget

Last night Ms Harman stood by her remarks. She told The Mail on Sunday: ‘There are many people in my constituency who come from Africa and work and study and bring up their families here. Many of them also send money back to their village in their country of origin. We should respect and encourage that. International development is not just something done by governments.

Some of these families will be receiving child benefit and tax credits to which they are entitled. Charitable generosity has never been confined to the well-off.’

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Never mind our pensioners freezing to death (estimated to be 35,000) or the soldiers who fight the governments illegal wars, what we really need to do is help the heroic immigrants who send money abroad.

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From the Independent:-

Life on the poverty line: Breadline Britain

Special report: Rising numbers of desperate families need charity food aid

By Jonathan Owen and Brian Brady

Thousands of people will be forced to take charity food handouts or go hungry this winter, as poverty hits people across the country. The spectre of families forced to subsist on charity hampers is so widespread that the Government is to provide food vouchers for the most desperate.

The need for the food parcels was described by campaigners as a throwback to levels of poverty more associated with Dickensian times than Britain in the 21st century.

The number of people needing food handouts has soared by 50 per cent since 2009, according to the Trussell Trust, a charity that runs a network of more than 70 food banks.

Those dependent on emergency food boxes, which contain a three-day ration of essentials including tinned meat, fish and fruit, pasta, tea, milk and sugar, has increased from 25,000 two years ago to 60,000, of whom some 20,000 will be children. The organisation estimates that, on current trends, this would swell to 700 food banks feeding 500,000 people by 2015.

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There are many people in my constituency who come from Africa vote for me and work and study and bring up their families here.

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"There are many people in my constituency who come from Africa and work"

"Some of these families will be receiving child benefit and tax credits to which they are entitled"

In the world of the Daily Mail this should not be allowed i suppose? So what if they send money they earn home to relatives? Are you saying we should get to decide what they spend their wages on?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337876/Harman-praises-hero-immigrants-send-welfare-handouts-home.html

Never mind our pensioners freezing to death (estimated to be 35,000) or the soldiers who fight the governments illegal wars, what we really need to do is help the heroic immigrants who send money abroad.

I thought this must be a Daily Mash!

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I thought this must be a Daily Mash!

you beat me to it!

the silly cow can say what she wants.

she's not in power - remember?

meanwhile get us a cup of tea, harriet, love.

milk no sugar, ta.

there's a good girl!

<pats bottom>

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The organisation estimates that, on current trends this would swell to 700 food banks feeding 500,000 people by 2015.

This pseudo scientific/statistical nonsense is so irritating. By 2026, based on current trends, the Trussell Trust will be supporting 66 million people, which may or may not be more than the entire population of the UK by that point. By 2040, based on current trends, they will be supporting 30 billion people.

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Scratch beneath the surface and its been there all along.

Latest term ive heard is 'climate refugees'

Expect next time Africa or the asian subcontinent experiences a bit more rain/drought/heat/cold/ or a minor tremor millions of uneducated unskilled, probably diseased HIV positive allah fearing woman hating money grabbing chancers to be shipped over.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337876/Harman-praises-hero-immigrants-send-welfare-handouts-home.html

Never mind our pensioners freezing to death (estimated to be 35,000) or the soldiers who fight the governments illegal wars, what we really need to do is help the heroic immigrants who send money abroad.

No Harman doesn't mind about either of those groups; they are more likely to hold traditional values and are less likely to vote Liebour. She hates them both. The latter group are generally Liebour voters.

More champagne socialist evil Fabian drivel from the silver spoon Harriet. A real contender for top hypocrite in the party of hypocrites.

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I thought this must be a Daily Mash!

+1

I just hope that some of the students protesting about the rise in fees hear about this, and start asking why this country can't afford to pay their education, but can (clearly) afford to school West African kids!

Edited by DeepLurker

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So Harriet has just admitted that those on child benefits and tax credits are so wealthy that they can afford to send money overseas.

Hmm.

Something's not right there, but I just can't put my finger on it.

Anyone?

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So Harriet has just admitted that those on child benefits and tax credits are so wealthy that they can afford to send money overseas.

Hmm.

Something's not right there, but I just can't put my finger on it.

Anyone?

You have to bear in mind the new socialist order is one of inequality and unfairness, one where one family are paid to live in a mansion in mayfair and another paid to live in a flat in fleetwood, because they happen to be in the right or wrong place at the right time.

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You have to bear in mind the new socialist order is one of inequality and unfairness, one where one family are paid to live in a mansion in mayfair and another paid to live in a flat in fleetwood, because they happen to be in the right or wrong place at the right time.

plus having an army of civil servants and local government employees in the middle administering it all.

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