"Too often today, people are ready to tell us, 'this is not possible; that is not possible'. I say, whatever the true interest of our country calls for, is always possible!"
- Enoch Powell.
Monday, 25 April 2011
Bar on benefits lifted for East European migrants who will be able to claim £250 a week
Britain faces a new influx of migrants who could claim benefits of up to £250 a week within weeks of arriving.
From next Sunday, rules that ban Eastern Europeans from claiming unemployment, housing and council tax benefits until they have worked in the UK for 12 months are being lifted.
Critics are concerned about the risk of ‘benefits tourism’ by immigrants from the eight former Communist countries affected.