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'I don't know how we got so lucky!' Somali family on benefits handed keys to 2million luxury
the Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2012 | Arthur Martin

Posted on 06/10/2012 4:11:17 PM PDT by george76

A family of Somali benefits claimants living in a £2million home courtesy of the taxpayer admitted they couldn’t believe their luck yesterday.

To the anger of neighbours, the family of ten are allowed to live in a six-bedroom end-of-terrace Georgian townhouse in one of London’s most fashionable areas, populated by high-flying lawyers and stockbrokers. The family use housing benefits to pay a heavily discounted rent for the four-storey house in Islington – close to Tony Blair’s former home – which boasts a variety of period features, including chandeliers and wood flooring.

The family are understood to pay the council just over £1,000 a month in rent, yet if the property were rented on the private market it could command up to £6,000 a month.

As the house is owned by the council, which has set an artificially low rent, the case is not covered by the Coalition’s benefit reforms, which are designed to stop large families claiming huge sums in benefits to live in mansions far beyond the reach of most hard-working taxpayers.

Yesterday two men from the Somali family were seen leaving the house and driving away in a new black Vauxhall car.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: somali; somalia; ungland
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'I don't know how we got so lucky!' Somali family on benefits handed keys to £2million luxury 'council' home a stone's throw from where Tony Blair used to live

1 posted on 06/10/2012 4:11:28 PM PDT by george76
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I don’t know what kind of shape the house was in when rented, but I am sure the owners will love it when they move out.

Can you say : Trashed?


2 posted on 06/10/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76
Suicide of western civilization.

I would say that future historians will marvel at these kinds of details, but the coming collapse is going to be so thorough and devastating, that future historians (if any) will be barely able to piece together the larger picture of what happened.

3 posted on 06/10/2012 4:15:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: george76
UNgland...
4 posted on 06/10/2012 4:17:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: george76

“A people get the leaders they deserve” Jefferson

Applies there and it applies here.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 4:23:36 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: george76

Stoopit.

Wait til they can’t afford the upkeep .....

Then the neighbours will really be pissed ....


6 posted on 06/10/2012 4:32:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Venturer
As the house is owned by the council ...

"The people" own the house. No doubt the people are delighted to provide this haute-bourgeois residence to some of their more downtrodden representatives, rather than its being occupied by capitalist running dogs.

7 posted on 06/10/2012 4:37:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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To: george76

How I wish some rich guy would rent a house in Chicago next door to obama. And next door to Barbara Streisand and Oprah. And don’t forget Pelosi and Reid.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 4:42:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: george76
What's the difference between toilet paper and curtains?

Oh, YOU'RE the one!

9 posted on 06/10/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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Wait til they can’t afford the upkeep ...

"The council" is responsible for the upkeep. If one believes Theodore Dalrymple (which I do, in spite of that's not being his real name), the tenants will not even pick up trash from the stoop, or whatever Brits call the front-steps area, nor unplug their own toilets or kitchen drains.

10 posted on 06/10/2012 4:49:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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"...the tenants will not even pick up trash from the stoop..."

Today I drove by two brand new lovely homes built by Habitat for Humanity. One has a trampoline IN THE FRONT YARD and a barbecue grill on the porch. Both homes have garbage and crap-loads of kids toys strewn all over. Neither lawn is mown. It made me very angry to think these folks got brand new homes. I remember seeing tons of volunteers building the houses. You can't give people things. If they don't earn it, they have no appreciation for its value.

11 posted on 06/10/2012 4:59:37 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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Aren’t Habitat for Humanity recipients supposed to put in a lot of physical labor i.e. sweat equity, into building the place before they can get a HFH home?


12 posted on 06/10/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Tax-chick

Seriously? Hell, I should move there with my blue sport coat and enjoy afternoons sipping tea and eating cucumber sandwiches at The Savoy....


13 posted on 06/10/2012 5:16:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: george76

Wait till the rest of Somalia hears about this.


14 posted on 06/10/2012 5:27:57 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Vendome

I don’t think you get “benefits” unless you’re basically unfit for civilized life, so you must be tattooed and pierced and drinking beer on the street corner, not neatly dressed taking tea at the Savoy.

(Is that you, Higgins?)


15 posted on 06/10/2012 5:29:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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Magnum!!!


16 posted on 06/10/2012 5:32:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Venturer

The house is owned “by the council” whatever squalid bureaucracy that refers to, but what it means in reality is those chandeliers are goners. So is the nice hardwood floor.


17 posted on 06/10/2012 6:01:40 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

A society that rewards the slackers like this and punish’s the middle class workers with high taxes and high prices isn’t going to last.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 6:31:02 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: george76

“We are no longer accepting comments on this article.”

Suprise.


19 posted on 06/10/2012 7:05:22 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: george76

I’m sorry to gloat, but you Brits not only asked for it, you begged for it .... quit your bitchin and bend over and grab your ankles like the good socialists that you are.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 7:27:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: george76

“to each according to their need” If you want more then get needier.


21 posted on 06/10/2012 7:44:41 PM PDT by nicepaco
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Lucky indeed.

Their luck began when Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital and the British bought the author’s daffy notions.


22 posted on 06/10/2012 11:19:37 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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