Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
iamnumerate

Is The Benefit System To Blame For Lack Of Housing ?

Recommended Posts

Recently there was the uproar over the non deportation of Philip Lawrence's killer.

But surely the question is why did his family come here ? Was it because we have the most generous system of benefits for single mums in Europe ? You never hear of UK single mums moving to Italy and if they did they would not get a cheap flat in the centre of Rome.

If we did not have such generous benefits would workers be able to afford better housing ?

In Surrey there are towns like Woking where people have to commute for ages to get there - but single mums get housing in the town.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest AuntJess
Recently there was the uproar over the non deportation of Philip Lawrence's killer.

But surely the question is why did his family come here ? Was it because we have the most generous system of benefits for single mums in Europe ? You never hear of UK single mums moving to Italy and if they did they would not get a cheap flat in the centre of Rome.

If we did not have such generous benefits would workers be able to afford better housing ?

In Surrey there are towns like Woking where people have to commute for ages to get there - but single mums get housing in the town.

Welcome to Topsy-turvy land! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The benefits system is crazy.

Priority on the basis of "need" penalises those who try to improve their position and rewards those who do f**k all (or who bring deprivation on themselves, such as heavy drug users).

It always perplexes me that "alcoholism" or "opiate addiction" are valid grounds to receive incapacity benefit (and as a GP here I am not making it up)

Bring back Frank Field, he had the right ideas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The benefits system is crazy.

Priority on the basis of "need" penalises those who try to improve their position and rewards those who do f**k all (or who bring deprivation on themselves, such as heavy drug users).

It always perplexes me that "alcoholism" or "opiate addiction" are valid grounds to receive incapacity benefit (and as a GP here I am not making it up)

Bring back Frank Field, he had the right ideas.

Give up drugs and we will give you less money. A stratergy that for some reason never works.

Last year they talked about giving drug addicts gifts if they do not take drugs. If you work and pay taxes - you get nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 355 The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.