immigrants

September 12, 2010 2:56pm CST
In the town i live in i see so many people struggle with money and are in hostels or other places similar as they can't get a council house, most of these people are either a full family or single parents. It seems that we have a large amount of polish people over here that are working either honestly or cash in hand, they also have been given council houses. Why can't we give these houses to people who were actually born here or need a house due to bing a family and stuck in a hostel or something similar? It riles me as lately a couple from poland split up, the council then decided to give the man a flat, why didn't he go into a hostel and let a family that is in the hostel move into the flat? It baffles me as to how the council works but shouldn't we look after our own first?
4 responses
@gnomeland (421)
12 Sep 10
what bothers me most is people who assume that because they were born in a country they are entitled to a council house. the polish people have come here for a better life like people from our country going to australia etc but unlike thousands of 'home grown people' they realise there is no such thing as a free lunch and work hard for every penny they get. sitting back expecting working tax payers to pay for others to have an easy life on benefits for generations and provide housing is now over. look after our own first yes but only if they have got up and contributed a good few years hard work into this great country of ours.
14 Sep 10
to a point i do agree with you, i think it is more a case of the ones that come over here and work cash in hand and have everything given to them, that is not right, that takes a home away from others and a job that could be done legally.
15 Oct 10
i think its disgusting what they get. if we went over to their country we would not get treated the same and we would have to work to get a house
15 Oct 10
very true, we would have to go there with money, unlike those that come here with nothing and get everything
12 Sep 10
immigrants get treated so good over here, such as getting houses, etc. if we went over to their country we would not be treated well as they would put their own first. its always this country that suffer and think we have to help everyone and we get nothing back. i know that sounds selfish but its true.
14 Sep 10
very true, how many other countries would pay out in benefits? we do, we also would not possibly get away with working cash in hand in another country like they do here.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
12 Sep 10
Hi, Craigy, people move from one country to another - usually in search of a better life. And so many people from the British islands once went to America - a country founded by immigrants. My country was founded in the 7th century by a tribe which migrated here from a distant region. And so on... Maybe people from your home town search a good luck somewhere? I think that anybody who earns honestly his bread deserves to have equal rights with the others. This is a long discussion, but I would ask you only one question: What do you wish for your children or relatives if they decide to emigrate to another country@
14 Sep 10
good point. Of course i will want the best for my children. But id expect it to be an honest bread that they bring home, it is more the immigrants that are here getting the homes and working cash in hand, there is no honesty there yet we suffer by losing out on the proety aswel as what could be a legal job if they didn't have the cash in hand.