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to think the solution in the current climate is to stop free handouts and stop praising those who are to lazy to work?

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Aiieyaayaii · 22/04/2011 11:53

I can' t believe how bad the economy is, how the Uk is becoming crowded with Migrants with some that dont even work or participate, having Brits that dont want to work because there better off on benefits. I think Italy has a great strategy if you dont work you dont get paid basta?

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TanteRose · 22/04/2011 11:54

yeah, yeah, whatever....Hmm


breathing · 22/04/2011 11:55

Send the bastard migrants back!


melpomene · 22/04/2011 11:57


hobnobsaremyfavourite · 22/04/2011 11:58

Is basta like pasta but harder or summat?


NessaRose · 22/04/2011 11:58



unluckyinlove · 22/04/2011 12:00

Migrants or no migrants, there aren't enough full time jobs for everyone. There's a recession and many companies in administration, redundancies and cutbacks are the norm. It's not as simple as if you do't work you don't get paid is it? Thousands upon thousands in this country have been laid off and face an uphill struggle into work based on their age alone. How many youngsters are given opportunities these days too? It's a big picture with no simple answers


Aiieyaayaii · 22/04/2011 12:00

NO not if they are contributing to the economy ,we can not! do not forget alot of them do jobs that lazy people dont want to do. It would be a disaster all the
public services would come to a halt. What needs to be changed is the benefits system and the governement need to stop wasting money on people who want to watch Jeremy Kyle and eat at mcdonalds

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JaneS · 22/04/2011 12:00

Yeah, damn those Migrants who don't work ... Hmm

Not to let a few facts get in the way, but do you know how hard it is to be a non-working immigrant in this country? Or are you stupid?

Wait ... why did I waste time typing that ....?


cloudybay24 · 22/04/2011 12:00

There is a problem, but you can't blame a particular group of people. It's the system which is to blame.

If it pays not to work then there will always be people who will accept the handouts - especially if the alternative is a crappy job which won't pay them any more that they can get staying at home signing on.

Equally, if you are poor in your own country but know there is another country where you wll get a roof in your country, the chance of a job or "free money" if you can't find a job, then of course it's attractive.

The system needs a major overhaul and being on benefits should be seen as a stop gap rather than a way of life.


princessparty · 22/04/2011 12:01

Many of the 'hand outs ' are going to people who are working.And working very hard for a low wage.


TheVisitor · 22/04/2011 12:01



breathing · 22/04/2011 12:01

Oh darn. Was hoping for a free ticket home. Would have to give 3 months notice and leave a huge gap in my workplace though


cloudybay24 · 22/04/2011 12:03

PS, I don't mean that all immigrants come here and claim benefits - I was just replying to the OP's comment re people who come here and "don't even work", and pointing out that if the system allows it then why wouldn't you.


GypsyMoth · 22/04/2011 12:05

but if there was nobody sat on their backsides watching Jeremy Kyle....then Jeremy would be jobless!!


CareyFakes · 22/04/2011 12:08

I've yet to meet a migrant who claims benefits Hmm, do this group in UK society exist?

I live in council accommodation and I'd say 90% of the tenants work, some are even migrants but I believe they pay their rent to the council Shock.

Get your tarring brush cleaned.


Aiieyaayaii · 22/04/2011 12:09

I'm not blaming a group in partiular but we do know the labour party left the Uk in massive pile of shite.
Jobs are created on a daily basis, courses are at Uni. Why did Cameron say only high skilled migrants? because if you look at the majority of doctors, consultants, plastic surgeons, nurses etc they are foreign.
Its a vicious circle as some people believe they are better on Benefits especially when you have to pay for childcare etc. Unless your on 50K you are pretty much poor in this country

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StewieGriffinsMom · 22/04/2011 12:09

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Aiieyaayaii · 22/04/2011 12:10

No he wouldnt be jobless he would just be restricted in future roles.

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Lara2 · 22/04/2011 12:12

Well, be sending my mum back then - she's been here since she was 17, never worked 'just' brought up 3 kids. God, I never realised what a drain on society she's been all thses years - she'll be 75 this year. Hmm


ivykaty44 · 22/04/2011 12:12

any other groups of people you would like to blame for the countries problems Aiieyaayai ? There are plenty more groups you could pick on if you really set your mind to it.


Yukana · 22/04/2011 12:12

Here, have a [bubiscuit].


HerRoyalHighnessPrincessCervix · 22/04/2011 12:13

what a good idea. why don't you send a first class letter to Mr Cameron and suggest this as the way forward.


ivykaty44 · 22/04/2011 12:18

If I told you I was skint and had no money would you beleive me if I then lent Yukana £1000 and then lent herroyalhighnssprincesscervix £2000?

I mean if we are skint as a nation how are we lending Ireland and other countries money to bail them out including the banks?

I know why we have lent them money its just that I don't believe as a country we are skint when we keep lending others piles of money - if we are skint then we wouldn't logically have this money to actually lend - would we?


bucaneve · 22/04/2011 12:20

hobnobsaremyfave -basta is the Italian word for stop.

The sensible bit of me wants to reply with something like "but what about if there are just no jobs? what about if the unemployed have no family to support them? etc etc"

I think I might just call you a silly billy instead, much more satisfying


ohanotherone · 22/04/2011 12:21

I worked in Social Services in London. There are alot of people on benefits both from this country and from abroad who really don't need to be. Or who are on benefits and work illegally. We do need to get some work ethic back. The state does need to be tougher.

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