EHRC Exposed as Liars over Social HousingA report jointly issued by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Labour Party-aligned Institute of Public Policy Review (IPPR) which claimed that “only” 2 percent of social housing was occupied by foreigners has been exposed as a lie.
Accurate figures, produced by the Department Of Communities And Local Government’s 2008-09 English Housing Survey (EHS), show that foreign nationals now occupy 8.4 percent of the social housing stock and that amongst occupants aged 16-40, that figure rises to 12.6 percent.
The 2008 report issued by the EHRC and its political allies was put out in response to a British National Party campaign which demanded that British people be put first on the housing queue.
The EHRC report was widely carried in the controlled media in an attempt to make out that the BNP was somehow lying over the issue.
Now, however, the true figures have shown exactly who the real liars in the matter were — and are.
For all age groups, immigrants live in one in 12 of all “social houses” which are affordable rented homes provided by councils or housing associations.
There are 1.8 million people waiting for a council house and the average wait is now six years – unless you are, of course, an asylum seeker or recent “immigrant” with a large family.
Under those circumstances, you get promoted to the top of the list because of “need,” bypassing young British people who are simply trying to start out in life.
The entire system is designed to actively discriminate against British people, and also has the effect of economically crippling young people as well.
In a press statement, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch UK said "This finally destroys the myth that less than 2 percent of council and housing association tenants are recent immigrants.
“It further underlines the failure of the previous government to address the housing crisis despite encouraging massive levels of immigration,” he said.
Net immigration quadrupled to 237,000 a year between 1997 and 2007. In 2009 it was 196,000. Some three million immigrants have arrived since 1997 and a migrant still arrives almost every minute.
At this rate, a new home has to be built every six minutes for new migrants, placing an intolerable burden on the taxpayer, the infrastructure and the environment.
An article in the Daily Star newspaper, which has continuously run campaigns against the British National Party, commented in its coverage of the EHS report that the “issue of foreigners taking up places on council house waiting lists has been credited as one of the main reasons behind the success of BNP candidates at recent elections.”
Without admitting that the BNP was right all along, the Daily Star then went on to list some of the more prominent recent scandals in the social housing sector:
- Somali Abdi Nur, 42, and his seven children had been handed the keys to a £2.1 million house in west London.
- Single mum-of-seven Toorpakai Saeidi, from Afghanistan, costs the state £12,458 a month in housing benefit for her £1.2 million home in west
- Thousands of East Europeans have jumped council house queues after arriving here. Last year 4,000 local authority homes were given to people from abroad.
- Several cases of British soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the problem further. One soldier, Craig Barker, 26, complained he was turned down for a council house because he had “moved away” from his home town Bracknell, Berks, to go to war.