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Why would benefit tourists come to the UK when benefits are so much more generous in places like Germany (and better quality of life too)?

Same reason they want to study here, the can speak the language they learnt at school. Wonder what the stats for Ireland are?

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Same reason they want to study here, the can speak the language they learnt at school. Wonder what the stats for Ireland are?

IRELAND

Health care Free after living in Ireland for three consecutive years, but free immediately to UK citizens

Child benefit £110 per month available immediately

Unemployment benefit £160 per week available immediately

Housing benefit Immediate rent supplement providing short-term support

I read that Germany have 10,000 unemployed UK citizens (?)

Was it guitarman (?) who had an engineering background planning on a move to Germany.

I haven't seen his posts for a while so hopefully it all went well.

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Why would benefit tourists come to the UK when benefits are so much more generous in places like Germany (and better quality of life too)?

Are they? You don't get automatic health cover and an unemployed German I met last week told me even getting the equivalent of Job Seekers Allowance is a pain as they can ask you to do any job they have available. She's moved from Germany for that reason and is, in effect, a benefit tourist.

I have zero sympathy for the British viewpoint, a non contributory benefit system is unsustainable with open borders.

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Are they? You don't get automatic health cover and an unemployed German I met last week told me even getting the equivalent of Job Seekers Allowance is a pain as they can ask you to do any job they have available. She's moved from Germany for that reason and is, in effect, a benefit tourist.

I have zero sympathy for the British viewpoint, a non contributory benefit system is unsustainable with open borders.

Is she moving to the UK ?

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Are they? You don't get automatic health cover and an unemployed German I met last week told me even getting the equivalent of Job Seekers Allowance is a pain as they can ask you to do any job they have available. She's moved from Germany for that reason and is, in effect, a benefit tourist.

I have zero sympathy for the British viewpoint, a non contributory benefit system is unsustainable with open borders.

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As far as I know no-one in government is even talking about making the system contributory either.

Thus the path is being opened for the collection of idiots at UKIP.

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Are they? You don't get automatic health cover and an unemployed German I met last week told me even getting the equivalent of Job Seekers Allowance is a pain as they can ask you to do any job they have available. She's moved from Germany for that reason and is, in effect, a benefit tourist.

I have zero sympathy for the British viewpoint, a non contributory benefit system is unsustainable with open borders.

I bet they don't have a huge list of jobs that people are allowed to enter the country for like we do here.

Does it speed up people getting a job?

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Plenty of 'hard working' Polish here, but not many from elsewhere.

For them the problem with Ireland it is not a direct transit link back to Slovak/China/Malaysia/India etc. you have to go via the UK. this is a massive put off for them.

Another major issue for them is there is not a large established community of Slovak/China/Malaysia/India etc. so they feel isolated.

And basically the Irish are more racist than the British.

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I read that Germany have 10,000 unemployed UK citizens (?)

Was it guitarman (?) who had an engineering background planning on a move to Germany.

I haven't seen his posts for a while so hopefully it all went well.

Germany has a huge amount of British passport holders who don't speak English and have never been here, usually through an ex services father. The main reason for the passport was to avoid mandatory military service. So I wonder how many of those are really UK citizens?

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Plenty of 'hard working' Polish here, but not many from elsewhere.

For them the problem with Ireland it is not a direct transit link back to Slovak/China/Malaysia/India etc. you have to go via the UK. this is a massive put off for them.

Another major issue for them is there is not a large established community of Slovak/China/Malaysia/India etc. so they feel isolated.

And basically the Irish are more racist than the British.

That's interesting! Why is this?

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+1

As far as I know no-one in government is even talking about making the system contributory either.

Thus the path is being opened for the collection of idiots at UKIP.

If they didn't want to do that could they not just have a requirement that you must have lived in the UK for 5 years to make a claim?

Any UK born individual will easily have that from their childhood. Everyone else won't.

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The truth that is never addressed.

They have themselves in a bind. They block attempts to harmonise taxes and social policies and rail against any steps that would limit free trade/ free movement of peoples etc. all the while putting out stories about 'scroungers' in an attempt to garner favour to cut benefits even further.

To the casual observer it seems like a right wing libertarian attempt to encourage a race to the bottom throughout Europe.

Nope. Just a race for who can recruit the most socialist minded voters.

I think most libertarians are for open borders with the caveat that government is destroyed first.

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Nope. Just a race for who can recruit the most socialist minded voters.

I think most libertarians are for open borders with the caveat that government is destroyed first.

The British-based Libertarian Alliance are prominent advocates of a restricted immigration policy within a libertarian society.

A Libertarian Case Against Open Borders

Is it possible that politicians and labor leaders know a few things that libertarian theorists don’t? Is it possible that they have correctly identified the current immigration from third-world countries as the ultimate weapon in the attack on limited government?

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If they didn't want to do that could they not just have a requirement that you must have lived in the UK for 5 years to make a claim?

Any UK born individual will easily have that from their childhood. Everyone else won't.

Can't do that while in the EU, EU citizens must have the same rights as UK citizens regarding access to benefits, this would be clearly making a distinction.

Contributions-based is the only way without leaving the EU.

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The Telegraph details the benefits a 30-year-old EU migrant could access in each member state

Outrage on Twitter.The UK generosity of allowing EU migrants access to health care child benefit & unemployment benefit. No mention that the UK is in the minority when it comes to housing benefit landlord benefit. :rolleyes:

it is very simple. we just need to have same policies as France; so it is not again EU fault, it is just a British stupidity:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11020429

The Roma are EU citizens, mostly from Romania or Bulgaria, but French law requires them to have a work permit and prove they have the means to support themselves if they intend to stay for more than three months.

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The Roma are EU citizens, mostly from Romania or Bulgaria, but French law requires them to have a work permit and prove they have the means to support themselves if they intend to stay for more than three months.

Erm that's current European law (Directive 2004/38/EC)

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The Telegraph details the benefits a 30-year-old EU migrant could access in each member state

Outrage on Twitter.The UK generosity of allowing EU migrants access to health care child benefit & unemployment benefit. No mention that the UK is in the minority when it comes to housing benefit landlord benefit. :rolleyes:

these benefits are not even close to being accurate. I see a few that are incorrect, but one I can prove and which im 100% sure of, is that I live in Latvia, I am a UK male, aged 33 I pay UK national insurance and always have done, but I receive from Latvia, every month for my son Lats 100 (GBP approx. 120) all healthcare is free, all schooling is free, and just for the birth of my son we receive 600GBP,

I know the generous child benefits here are because the Latvian government is worried about the decreasing population; but I wanted to post to demonstrate how dishonest this news article is; If I can state for a fact one part is completely incorrect how many other parts are also disingenuous

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And so contribution based for UK born and bred as well. There are IIRC 1,000,000 16 to 24 year olds who are unemployed and I guess many of these have never worked or contributed. If they are receiving benefits now then their benefits would be taken away which may cause the odd riot unless it was phased in in some way.

Still creating a bit of an argument over benefit payments takes attention away from the real issues

Correct.

Can hardly see the collection of bankers eunuchs in Westminster being brave enough to take this one on.

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Apparently somebody from the BBSCUM tweeted that Britons in Spain scrounge more than all EU jobseekers in UK.

Yes, ex pat NHS health tourists....

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these benefits are not even close to being accurate. I see a few that are incorrect, but one I can prove and which im 100% sure of, is that I live in Latvia, I am a UK male, aged 33 I pay UK national insurance and always have done, but I receive from Latvia, every month for my son Lats 100 (GBP approx. 120) all healthcare is free, all schooling is free, and just for the birth of my son we receive 600GBP,

I know the generous child benefits here are because the Latvian government is worried about the decreasing population; but I wanted to post to demonstrate how dishonest this news article is; If I can state for a fact one part is completely incorrect how many other parts are also disingenuous

All of it would be my guess. More HPC apple and pear comparisons.

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Apparently somebody from the BBSCUM tweeted that Britons in Spain scrounge more than all EU jobseekers in UK.

With all these scroungers all over the place, bankers pensions/ MPs expenses/ Local Government pensions/ benefit tourists/Spanish UK NHS scroungers, it's a wonder that I have any money left at the end of the month to spend on myself...

Oh wait, I don't.

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