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Current Debate - Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

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Facebook is set to charge £10 to send private messages outside your circle of friends!

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What are your resolutions for 2012?

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How should university education be funded?

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More Immigration Soundbites...

Advantages: It's never going to happen
Disadvantages: It's just a ridiculous proposal on every level

...~x~x~x~ Lesson For The Tories: Engage Brain Before Opening Mouth ~x~x~x~ You know what bugs me about the suggestion of immigrants not being able to claim benefits until they've been in the country for two years? The idiocy of it, and also the f ...

chrisandmark_is_here 06.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

'Wel-unfair'

Advantages: Thankfully just another example of ludicrous soundbites that should never be taken seriously.
Disadvantages: Discriminates and panders to the right-wing Tories

To even consider banning immigrants from receiving welfare for two years as a valid policy beggar’s belief, it infringes on human rights – this is an example of sanctimonious 'pick-n-mix' politics, from governance keen to invigorate support from the odiou ...

1st2thebar 05.02.2014 · Read full review
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... tales from the westminster riverbank...

Advantages: It's just a hype
Disadvantages: It's just a hype

Miss May is walking around the assembly hall quietly but deliberately; the faint clip clip clip of her faux zebra skin court shoes echo quietly round the room. “Silence Children” she shouts in that distinctively imposing but rather scratchy voice of he ...

cr01 04.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

No one wants to do the sh*t jobs but somebody has to.

Advantages: Refreshes the workforce
Disadvantages: Immigration brings crime and resentment

So the scrounging Romanian crime wave never arrived, a nominal number since January 1st. The truth is they are already here and so is the crime wave, dominating London’s pickpocket, cashpoint fraud and other crime statistics, but just as many working cash ...

thedevilinme 04.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

Help the honest, not the dishonest... regardless of nationality

Advantages: It may stop the dishonest immigrants coming here with the sole intention to claim
Disadvantages: It's only a small proportion of the benefits problem and could do harm as well as good

I understand what this ban is trying to do – stop people coming to the UK, and taking but not contributing. News of the selfish way that some Brits live (ie. on benefits and with no real want to work) is spreading. The problem, we are lead to believe, is ...

misspurple7 03.02.2014 · Read full review
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