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Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome to Britain

and quite honestly, you are welcome to it.

My news story today is off brief in as much as it hasn't made it onto Hearts News or any other media, but it is news personal to me and to say I want everyone to know about it doesn't begin to cover it.

As some of you know my ex partner is homeless. When she lost the last place she lived in the council's Homeless Persons Unit had to house her. She is presently in temporary accommodation awaiting a permanent home. Now, the Housing Benefit department have decided that she has not been entitled to housing benefit since the day she received them up to and including this month! That's three years and about £20,000.00.

What planet are these people living on! How can a person who is homeless, lives on £70 pounds a week income support and has no savings not be entitled to housing benefit. She is, but someone has cocked up big time and I am not going to put up with it anymore. I am sick of us having to spend time dealing with Hounslow Council who quite honestly haven't got a clue about anything. You can't speak to the person who did this because there are no names attached.You can't go in and see someone because no-one in revenue services is available to see members of the public.

Now, I actually don't care how racist this sounds but, as one of the boroughs in which Heathrow falls, if anyone flies in to the airport without a place to live they will be housed. This isn't something I have read in The Mail, this is actually what is happening. I know other white, British, elderly people who have lived here all their life who are now homeless and are being treated diabolically whilst foreigners come in and take what's available. Anyone who doesn't believe me is welcome to book an appointment with me and I will take you there so you can see it with your own eyes, I have no reason to distort the truth as the chattering classes in the home counties wish to do whilst they think "how wonderful it is that they have an Asian family running the convenience store in the village"! I've grown up since I was a small boy in a multi-cultural society but even the Polish I know who are third, fourth and fifth generation are sick to death of the influx of Eastern Europeans who are taking over their lives. Some of these long standing Polish families are returning to Poland to get away from it. Ealing is now predominately Eastern European, Hanwell has the biggest Somali population outside Somalia.

And what do the government do about it, nothing other than to call each other names over who funds who and keep lining their pockets.

Expect headlines to do with "West London man goes berserk in Council Offices" in the very near future!


  • As you say, Dave, this story didn't appear on Heart.

    Perhaps it should?

    By Blogger Masher, At 6:22 AM  

  • Certainly thinking about the papers. And her M.P., although I doubt for a minute she'll be any use whatsoever.

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 7:44 AM  

  • Good luck to you both, that is a rotten state for her to be in. How about one of the TV or radio shows that focus on this kind of thing?

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 6:48 PM  

  • An update. After a great deal of ringing round, threats, and a lot of help from one person at the Council, it appears to be sorted. Not entirely, but enough that there is just a bit of administrative cock-uppery to sort out. Now her solicitor can move onto put pressure on the council tax department who need to make their adjustments and then we'll start discussions about compensation hopefully. Because putting someone under the pressure she has been under deserves some recompense, if only to teach then they can't treat people like this. But it won't, and they will.

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 9:02 PM  

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