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Sometimes you apologists need to build a ruddy big bridge and get over yourselves and venture into the real world...
originally posted by: destination now
a reply to: kaylaluv
Well if you had read all of my posts, you would see that I am upset that the housing association is being compared to the Nazis as the migrants feel that because they all have red doors that they have been put in those houses deliberately so that they will be targeted..e.g red door = migrant, when that is not the case at all. That and the fact that they are demanding different colour doors...and getting them, no doubt at the expense of the tax payer, when these problems exist in these areas of great deprivation and I think it would be a better idea to work out solutions to that, rather than spending money to repaint doors that, lets face it, will doubtless end up being vandalised again. What are the housing association meant to do? Just keep forking out for paint for doors, meanwhile their other tenants put up with this sort of thing, because they have no recourse inasmuch that the police won't help, and if they have eggs thrown at their doors, they are told to get out with a bucket of hot water and clean it themselves..
The migrants may need a crash course in living in broken Britain and all of the problems that everyone else has to deal with on a daily basis, i.e. anti-social behaviour caused by high unemployment and poverty, and perhaps may think about working with the other residents to see what they can do to make their communities happier and more peaceful places...and a bit of gratitude that they have been housed in a country where the worst they can expect is an egg or a stone thrown at their door...not a scud missile, and perhaps not accusing the very people who have provided housing for them as being Nazis!
originally posted by: anxiouswens
That is definitely NOT true. Im not sure who has fed you that idea. One of my family members is Head of Housing in my area and theh have to put a third of their stock on one side for asylum seekers.a reply to: ScepticScot
originally posted by: eletheia
originally posted by: ScepticScot
Not true, the majority of asylum seekers have no impact on council house waiting lists as they are housed in private lets (generally in areas no one else wants to live) and paid for out of a separate budget.
Waiting lists are caused by lack of social housing and inadequate council budgets. If you want argue that they should be increased then I am right there with you.
Not so ....
I have friends who are employed in various trades by the council. They
have *red alert* address lists of properties which have to have immediate
attention should a problem arise, and guess who lives in those houses??
originally posted by: ScepticScot
So when pointed out that they don't get an automatic preference to get housing you respond by saying that they get preferential treatment once in a council house.
Have you got anything to back up this anecdote?
originally posted by: grainofsand
I was in Poundland today and noticed a paint brush £1, small black gloss paint tin enough for a couple of doors £1, and enough sandpaper for 10 doors £1.
Even living on asylum seeker benefits I'd have painted it myself if I was that worried and concerned.
Laziness and first world problems, just buy a #ing brush and do it yourselves!