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A family who fled war torn Somalia for Britain have exchanged their modest home in the West Midlands for a £2 million detached house in one of London’s smartest neighbourhoods – with the taxpayer picking up the bill.
Taking advantage of housing benefit rules introduced by the last Labour Government, jobless Saeed Khaliif, 49, his wife Sayida and their children have been able to set up home in fashionable West Hampstead, an area beyond the reach of many well heeled house-hunters in the capital.
Originally posted by Maxmars
reply to post by radarloveguy
Does it not seem that both your government and our's (here in America) appear to be engaging in practices that are almost guaranteed to make many of us angry and disaffected?
I can't imagine what rationale there might be for this housing 'decision' except that I, as a member of the 'great unwashed masses,' could never comprehend their vast wisdom. I hope you all can determine the source of the decision to allow this, let alone the reason.
She is believed to have found the property through a private letting agency on the internet rather than wait for Westminster council to house her. She then applied to the council for the maximum allowed benefits of £1,600 a week. The house has two bathrooms, a double living room, large kitchen and landscaped garden.
“I'm separated from my husband. He's a solicitor in Derby but I don't know if he's working at the moment. He doesn't pay anything towards the kids. Things are quite difficult between us. The house is lovely and very big but I don't have enough furniture to fill it.”
CSA?? Why is the dad inputting nothing to this family? Solicitor so must be on a reasonable wage? Another government failure allowing dads to just walk away from their responsibilities to their children.