Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Homeless 'pushed' miles out of city 
 A snapshot of a street in Newham..........
Newham Council says its tenants have to be placed in homes 'miles outside the city' due to the housing benefits cap A London council has said that it is being forced to move some of its poorest tenants to homes many miles outside the city because of the Government's housing benefits cap.

Newham Council in east London said it has written to 1,179 housing associations around the country - including one in Stoke-on-Trent 160 miles away - in an attempt to find accommodation for the 32,000 families on the waiting list. Mayor Sir Robin Wales said a combination of spiralling rents in the borough - which hosts the London Olympics - and the housing benefit cap meant it could no longer afford to put up tenants in the private rented sector. But Housing Minister Grant Shapps accused the Labour-controlled council of "playing politics" in the run-up to next month's local government elections.

 Sir Robin said the borough - one of the poorest in the country - had been left struggling to cope with an influx of families from wealthier parts of the capital who had been forced out because of the housing benefit cap. He accused ministers of ignoring a warning by the Department for Communities and Local Government that capping benefits would lead to a homelessness crisis. "We are one of the poorest areas in the country, we have massive overcrowding, the people who are here we are trying to deal with," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "What happens? The Government, they pursue policies that push people out from the centre of London out to here.

There just isn't the capacity to deal with them and we end up chasing round the country trying to deal with people who are in need. It is not a policy, I have to say, that I am particularly keen on or particularly want." Mr Shapps insisted there was no justification for forcing families out of London. He said an internet search showed there were almost 1,000 homes available for rent within a five-mile radius of Newham within the benefit cap. "The system is still very generous and I think that Newham are perhaps playing politics, given that we are in an election season, by writing these letters out," he told the Today programme. Not only do I think it's unfair and wrong, I have also made the legislation and guidance very clear that they are not to do this."
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/homeless-pushed-miles-city-082941643.html

NWN: We wonder just 'whom' these people are, that the appalling Newham council wants rid of ?  Do we need 3 guesses boys and girls ? Looks like Newham is full. So they are shipping out these 'newcomers' to 'enrich' us all  the more.Why don't they ship them out to these posh areas in say Wiltshire or Gloucestershire ?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The elephant in the living room is starting to run.

Anonymous said...

Why dont they send them to Brixton?

That would raise a few laughs.

Anonymous said...

On Marine Le Pen and Populism.



http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/on-marine-le-pen-and-populism-1.html

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of appearing at Newham juvenile courts in 1983 around about the time it was being colonised.Most the old Eastenders i spoke to in the court that day were all talking about moving out to Essex.Christ knows what it looks like these days.

Anonymous said...

MORE LIES FROM A HALF BREED.

Obama Claims His Father Served in WWII
(Obamas father would have only been 3 years old.)

http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/25/obama-claims-his-father-served-in-wwii/

Anonymous said...

If we had a Nationalist branch in Newham they could get British people evacuated out of Newham to British areas of Britain.

NWN Admin said...

Anonymous said...

If we had a Nationalist branch in Newham they could get British people evacuated out of Newham to British areas of Britain.

25 April 2012 17:29
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In the past Newham has been a center of nationalist resistance with the NF in the 1970s and the BNP in the 1980 and 1990s.

This writer knew ex Newham BNP organiser Ken Frances who got booted out of the BNP by Griffin around 2001 for his quickly supporting John Tyndall openly, soon after he spotted what Griffin was up to after hijacking the BNP in 1999.

Anonymous said...

Brussels orders EU flag must fly over Whitehall every day... and we could be fined if we fail to comply


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136792/Brussels-orders-EU-flag-fly-Whitehall-day--fined-fail-comply.html#ixzz1tNti8NtU

Anonymous said...

PRETENDING TO BE MOSLEMS OR CHRISTIANS.



http://aangirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/jews-pretending-to-be-moslems-or.html

Anonymous said...

Why don't they ship them out to Scotland or N. Ireland or Wales? Oh but I'm forgetting. We don't want to impose on 'fellow Britons' - even those Scots who organized the influx into England from 1997. Scotland is for Scots, Ireland for the Irish, while England is for everybody and you haven't the wit to see it or, where you do see it, object. You link to 'Save Ireland'. Exactly when did the Irish speak up on our behalf over immigration in the last fifty years? I suspect like the Scots they've rather enjoyed the spectacle of seeing us being displaced while they are protected from mass immigration. Typical English. Defend everyone's right to exist except their own. No faith. No backbone. No brains.

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