Friday, 20 January 2012

371,000 immigrants on the dole

The press, TV and radio are all over today's statistic: 371,000 immigrants have come to this country and are now out-of-work and living on benefits. Only the Guardian has ignored it.

That's 371,000 people out of a total of 5,500,000 people claiming out-of-work benefits. Not all are classed as unemployed, there are also the carers, and the disabled, but none of them has a paid job.

So that's 6.7% of our dole-dependents came here from abroad and now live off the taxpayer. This is likely to be costing us around seven billion pounds.

I'm sure if we gave each of them a bus ticket home it would cost less than seven billion pounds. Then they could claim the dole in their own countries.

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