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£200 million spent on migrant children while 100,000 British children are homeless

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Cantandmorecant, Dec 24, 2015.

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  1. Cantandmorecant

    Cantandmorecant Lead commenter

    Figures recently revealed have shown that more than £200 million has been spent on migrant children despite more than 100,000 British children being homeless this Christmas. The figures are for the last five years with £36.9 million being spent on migrant children this year alone.

    Shelter, the homeless charity is running an emergency appeal this Christmas to highlight the terrible situation.


    The Sun has calculated that £36.9 million has been spent on 1,168 lone migrant children with £31,500 being spent on each child. It is councils and not government who have the responsibility for paying the bill for migrant children as well as British children. Shelter warned that because of the high number of migrant children councils are forced to move British children into cramped hostels and bed and breakfast hotels. The strain on councils is set to continue with the government determined to fly in over 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years.


    Councils which have the biggest burden are Kent County council, Hillingdon and Croydon, with Kent already having taken in 930 lone migrant children this year alone.




    Something for all those of you who support unlimited mass immigration while you enjoy a warm and comfortable place to live in your fat, smug and selfish lives.

  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

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  3. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Don't be so hard on yourself - tis the season to love all men, including yourself.
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  4. Cantandmorecant

    Cantandmorecant Lead commenter

    Cat biscuit thread. Where is it?
  5. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

    An unacknowledged form of racism.
  6. Condell_for_PM

    Condell_for_PM New commenter

    It's inverted racism, the weapon of the progressive.
  7. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

  8. Horatio_Blows

    Horatio_Blows Senior commenter

    So many people are cripples. A fear of the truth does it.
  9. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

    It is. And unacknowledged by those who support it while denied by their useful idiots unable to reason independently for themselves.
  10. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

    A piece of cardboard for a pillow. The deniers leading their fat, smug and selfish lives may choke on their Christmas lunch.
  11. Joe_Pubes

    Joe_Pubes Senior commenter

  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Just wondering why you aren't out helping a charity to serve Christmas lunch to the homeless instead of sitting at home posting angry rhetoric, Joe.
  13. cariadwch

    cariadwch Established commenter

    36 million pounds is such a huge amount of money. It is nearly double what seven huge financial institutions - JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Nomura, and Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and UBS paid IN TOTAL last year to the UK government in Corporation tax. JP Morgan made £2.6 billion in profits on its UK operations and paid the grand total of £0.00 in corporation tax.

    The only way we know about this is through recent EU regulations to publish country by country details of profit and tax breakdowns

    A few crumbs off the banks table may help homeless kids, after all the taxpayer helped the banks a few years ago.

    I guess someone will explain why its all fine and dandy for these organisations to avoid paying any corporation tax.
  14. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    That's an interesting point.

    Out of interest, and ignoring you conflating the cases of refugees from war zones and economic migrants, If these migrants weren't here would they be in warm beds in a place of safety?

    Somehow I get the feeling that the vast majority of them have been sent or brought here by their parents since they feel it offers a better life. Are your concerns for the children as your closing line implies or are you more concerned about the cost of looking after these children?

    I wonder why it is that the financial services people aren't all in favour of staying in the EU?
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  15. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    Same question to you too- which is it that you are more concerned about: looking after kids who otherwise would be sleeping in refugee camps in Turkey or the cost of those kids being here. I get a distinct feeling that if these kids were someone else's problem you really wouldn't care how much they cost.
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  16. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Let's go through how much financial assistance or time the angry posters donate to charity? Not so much time-wise, but I do give monthly to a variety of charities (not just cat/animal ones, too).

    Why not go after the tax dodgers - the big corporations? Why not run for political office yourselves if you think you can make a difference? Why not get off the internet and get out the door - mobilise and offer assistance to the elderly person down the street or give unwanted goods to a charity? Stop the fear-mongering and begin the transformation of society in a positive manner?

    (toddler asleep after dinner/family vegging, so I have a few minutes to check the internet...)
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  17. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    No, he's not. Rhetoric means nothing without action. Action is nothing without integrity. Integrity is nothing without morality. Morality is nothing without intelligence. Intelligence is nothing without common sense - I see only the rhetoric above, shame.
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  18. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    ps. notice the BBC headline - 'homeless' not homeless - they are living in temporary accommodation, they are not on the streets. Maybe blame the private landlords who raise rents to unrealistic heights, the government for not increasing housing benefit to match inflation, etc.


    Nearly 100,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation after being made homeless, new figures show. At the end of June, 66,980 individuals or families were registered as having no home of their own - an increase of 12% from the same date last year. Almost a third of them had lost a home in the private rented sector. Homelessness charities blamed housing benefit failing to keep pace with rent rises - but the government said there was a "strong welfare safety net".

    'Grim picture'
    Most homeless families with children are living in self-contained accommodation - where there is sole use of a kitchen and bathroom - the government figures show. But more than 2,500 are living in bed and breakfast accommodation - 25% higher than a year earlier. Of those households, 830 have been in B&Bs for more than 6 weeks, 36% higher than a year earlier.

    Using part of the truth to distort the overall truth? (Trevor Noah, the Daily Show)
  19. IceCreamVanMan

    IceCreamVanMan Occasional commenter

    Agreed - if you make something so misleading, then people won't pay attention to the reality!
  20. Sid_Pubes

    Sid_Pubes Senior commenter

    The Sun has calculated that £36.9 million has been spent on 1,168 lone migrant children with £31,500 being spent on each child.

    [1] "The Sun has calculated" - using what process?
    [2] based on what evidence?
    [3] over what length of time?

    As usual, tendentious, meaningless piffle from EDL/UKIP/BNP and their unlovely allotropes.

    If you have such concern for indigenous homeless, Joe *****, tell us how your indignation at and sympathy for their plight has caused you to act? sharing your home with a tramp, perhaps? helping to run a soup kitchen or a night centre for the homeless? covenanting donations to Shelter?

    It will be very useful to have these details, otherwise some of us will think that you are simply indulging in cheap and nasty attitudinising. Do tell.

    Oh, and when are you going to come clean about your lying about your user name?
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