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Housing ‘not favouring migrants’


So now we have the evidence that exposes BNP lies in regard to the allocation of social housing. Racist bigots however are difficult to challenge even with evidence like this. The fact is that “there is no evidence that new arrivals in the UK are able to jump council housing queues.” The shame is that only recently once again Gordon Brown sought to utilize a BNP slogan to qualify his social housing policy – if only our prime minister had consulted the Equality and Human Rights Commission first. The fact is there is an insufficient supply of social housing and it is time that the Labour government promoted a building programme instead of spinning the issue – do something!

BBC NEWS: “There is no evidence that new arrivals in the UK are able to jump council housing queues, an Equality and Human Rights Commission report says.

Once they settle and are entitled to help, it adds, the same proportion live in social housing as UK-born residents.

The prime minister has said the law will change so that local people get priority for social housing in England.

EHRC chairman Trevor Phillips blamed a “failure of social housing supply” for concerns that migrants jumped queues…”more

via BBC NEWS | Politics | Housing ‘not favouring migrants’.

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