Third World Swindler Mocks Soft Touch Britain on Spanish TV
A Third World swindler disguised as a ‘Spaniard’ has appeared on Spain’s state-owned broadcasting network giving instructions on how easy it is to sponge off the British social security system.
An individual called Jazmin Ortega — described as a “Spaniard” but judging by appearance clearly of direct Third World origin, appeared on Spain’s Corporación Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) programme spanoles En El Mundo (Spaniards around the World).
In the show, Ms Ortega, who lives in Edinburgh, explained how easy it was to draw thousands of pounds out of the UK benefits system without putting a penny in.
According to the interview she granted to the programme, Ms Ortega started a job in Edinburgh after arriving in Britain but lost the position almost immediately after getting her National Insurance Number.
In the interview, Ms Ortega laughed as she recounted how she immediately applied for and received benefits.
“This house costs £550. I pay £60 because I’m unemployed and people who are unemployed here have help with their rent,” she told the show while sporting a huge grin.
When the interviewer asked her how this was possible, Ms Ortega said that anyone who has “worked for at least a day in the UK” could claim benefits.
“You receive £64 a week and then you have the right to housing benefit, which I get, which is a help towards a large part of the rent, if not 100 percent.”
Asked about her house in Edinburgh, Ms Ortega said: “It’s very nice. It’s in the city centre and I pay next to nothing.”
According to reports, Spanish expatriate websites have been flooded with inquiries from Spanish speakers wanting to find out how to emulate Ms Ortega’s example.
On one website, an anonymous person confirmed that they had seen “groups” of ‘Spaniards’ claiming benefits in Britain and added that “most were recently arrived from Spain and were there to find out how to ask for money. They did not have the slightest intention of working. All they wanted was to claim unemployment benefit.”
The swindle is the direct result of Britain’s membership of the European Union which allows EU nationals full rights in this country.
The easy path to benefits is however very much a one-way street. In Spain, foreigners can only claim benefits after working there for more than a year.
Even then, the amount they can draw out is capped. EU nationals drawing benefits in Spain only receive payments proportional to the amount of time they paid in, and no longer.
In Germany, EU nationals must have worked for a year before claiming benefits, and even then it is stopped after six months.