tomsax wrote:To be fair to the Romanians in the Daily Mail article, there is no mention of them claiming or even seeking to claim benefits but it does mention them seeking work in a nearby business park. It may be that they are very keen to work. I have more sympathy with people who come to the UK and squat on public land and look for any job they can than I do for people who come and claim benefits including housing benefits and will only take certain jobs even if they are more "legal". It's good that chichi says he would work in the UK, but I wonder if he would accept the sort of jobs these guys a going for or only accept particular kinds of jobs he considers are not beneath him.
The UK restricted the benefits for immigrants from within the EU.
Romanians can't claim benefits unless they have been living in the UK for at least 3 months. They can no longer claim housing benefit.http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/benefits-for ... -nationals
Illegal immigrants are better off. They can lodge in a luxury hotel and get benefits from day one.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... views.html
If EU citizens move to the UK then it's with the intention to look for a job. All EU country give wellfare benefits to their citizens so they don't have to move to the UK for that.
adrian Thorne wrote:Kick them out. Why on earth should these people come to the UK without a promise of a job and a home, live on welfare, the British worker has paid for and then rub their noses in it by destroying the treasured environment. If nothing is done about you scroungers I can see UKIP elected and Romania/Belgium`s out.
Adrian, nobody from Belgium is going to move the UK to live of wellfare. Wellfare benefits in Belgium are much better than in the UK.
Unemployment benefit in the UK is only 72.40 quid or around 100 euros a week. In Belgium, you get at least 250 euros a week. You can get up to 400 euros a week. You get 65% of your last pay. The mínimum unemployment benefit is 1000 euros a month.
On top of that, in the UK you have to sign on at the jobcenter every two weeks. In Belgium, you don't get hassled.
Anyone from Belgium going to claim benefits in the UK must be a 'plonker'.