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    1m new immigrant homes


    By ANDREW PARKER

    BRITAIN will need to build a MILLION new homes to cope with the flood of immigrants, a shock report revealed yesterday.

    And that does not even include housing for those who enter the country illegally, according to a think-tank.

    Just accommodating asylum seekers and migrants with work visas over the next two decades will mean building one new home for every four that currently exist in the South of England.

    And in the South East "” traditionally the country's most affluent region "” immigration will have a massive "negative impact", according to the organisation Migrationwatch.

    Its report warned the area will face "an unmanageable housing problem" and claimed people will begin to leave London and its suburbs for other areas of the country as the quality of life there diminishes.

    Eventually immigration will have "serious consequences" for the nature of British society, according to think-tank chairman Sir Andrew Green.

    Migrationwatch says the number of homes needed in the South East by 2021 is estimated at 4.3 million "” an increase of 26.5 per cent.

    The South West will need 25.5 per cent more, the East of the country 25 per cent, London 22.7 per cent and East Midlands 21 per cent. Currently 120,000 new homes are being built each year. That will need to rise to 200,000, according to Migrationwatch.

    The estimated cost of building services to go with the new homes is a whopping £20billion.

    New roads, hospitals, schools and public transport will all be needed "” and huge swathes of the countryside will be gobbled up.

    House prices will continue to rocket as a result of shortages, the think-tank claims.

    Alarmingly the figures do not take into account the unknown number of illegal immigrants who will need accommodation.

    Sir Andrew "” former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia "” said: "Continued immigration on this massive scale will have serious consequences for our quality of life and eventually for the whole nature of our society."

    He warned: "The government has clearly failed to consider the huge costs of providing infrastructure when calculating the economic impact of migration."

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    1m new immigrant homes


    By ANDREW PARKER

    BRITAIN will need to build a MILLION new homes to cope with the flood of immigrants, a shock report revealed yesterday.

    And that does not even include housing for those who enter the country illegally, according to a think-tank.

    Just accommodating asylum seekers and migrants with work visas over the next two decades will mean building one new home for every four that currently exist in the South of England.

    And in the South East "” traditionally the country's most affluent region "” immigration will have a massive "negative impact", according to the organisation Migrationwatch.

    Its report warned the area will face "an unmanageable housing problem" and claimed people will begin to leave London and its suburbs for other areas of the country as the quality of life there diminishes.

    Eventually immigration will have "serious consequences" for the nature of British society, according to think-tank chairman Sir Andrew Green.

    Migrationwatch says the number of homes needed in the South East by 2021 is estimated at 4.3 million "” an increase of 26.5 per cent.

    The South West will need 25.5 per cent more, the East of the country 25 per cent, London 22.7 per cent and East Midlands 21 per cent. Currently 120,000 new homes are being built each year. That will need to rise to 200,000, according to Migrationwatch.

    The estimated cost of building services to go with the new homes is a whopping £20billion.

    New roads, hospitals, schools and public transport will all be needed "” and huge swathes of the countryside will be gobbled up.

    House prices will continue to rocket as a result of shortages, the think-tank claims.

    Alarmingly the figures do not take into account the unknown number of illegal immigrants who will need accommodation.

    Sir Andrew "” former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia "” said: "Continued immigration on this massive scale will have serious consequences for our quality of life and eventually for the whole nature of our society."

    He warned: "The government has clearly failed to consider the huge costs of providing infrastructure when calculating the economic impact of migration."

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      UK Newspaper

      Asylum seeker's rent scam
      By ANDREW PARKER

      AN ASYLUM seeker has bragged about how he makes a fortune from renting out the house given to him for free.
      And thousands more nationwide are feared to be profiting from identical scams because authorities cannot keep tabs on them.
      The immigrant, named only as Gabi, told an undercover reporter he makes £350 a month by illegally sub-letting his two-storey maisonette to other asylum seekers.
      Gabi is supposed to live in the two-bed home in Smethwick, West Midlands, after it was allocated to him by Sandwell Council.
      But he actually lives in London, and drives to Smethwick in his BMW each week to collect his dodgy rent "” plus his £176 dole cheque.
      He told reporter Claudia Murg: "There is no country like this country."
      The scam works because asylum seekers know that councils and immigration chiefs do not have the resources to check on them.
      Romanian-born Claudia, once an asylum seeker herself, said after her investigation: "Many were simply abusing the system and took all they could from UK taxpayers.
      "Their attitude is something akin to, ˜Well, you lot are stupid. If you offer it, we'll take it'."
      Gabi's house, No8 Scribbans Close, is owned by a businessman who rents it out to the council "” which then made it available to refugees.
      But furious neighbours say the council is powerless to check the "steady flow" of immigrants moving in and out.
      Tenants' association secretary Sharon Blackburn said: "No8 has been a real source of trouble.
      "I've never met Gabi but there has been a constant stream of refugees in and out of there.
      "They would all have been paying rent in cash to someone.


      "It's a simple way of making a lot of money quickly. An asylum seeker acquires a house from the council and then sub-lets to other people he knows are coming in to the country.
      "In one of the maisonettes there are two Iranians and a Kurd living without running water.
      "But they are paying three lots of rent to someone because locks have been put on the doors claiming it's three flats.
      "It's going on all over, but who can stop it?"
      Mum-of-two Sharon and husband Russell, 31, are now moving house because asylum seekers have caused so much trouble in their street.
      Russell, a security alarm fitter, said: "The council throw all these people in together "” Albanians, Kurds, Iranians, Africans and Kosovans and Bosnians "” and more or less leave them to it.
      "At one stage there were 18 asylum families living in the 48 homes here and it was chaos.
      "Most are decent people but the whole thing is out of hand."
      Furious Tory councillor Bill Archer demanded an inquiry into the scam.
      He said: "This cannot be tolerated. These rackets are not acceptable, either to taxpayers or genuine asylum seekers. They drain the system of money and confirm mis-held prejudices."

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