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hello and good evening just a quick column before beddy byes before i turn out the lights on another day at grumpy towers.

and before anyone tries to shoot this article down i found this not just on the BNP site but on the british democracy forum which was posted by a member of the BDF.

i have copied this in its entireity to highlight the asylum scandal

all tenency companies and landlords who have signed up for this have had to sign the official secrets act and i joke not take a look for yourself

SPECIAL HOUSING REQUIREMENTS FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS



So what doesn't the Home Office want you to know? Take a look at

Schedule 1 on page 14, and you can see for yourself:

This list of requirements for any property being used to house asylum

seekers begins, reasonably enough, by insisting that it shall be fit

for human habitation, and have adequate light. Let us ignore the fact

that many hundreds of thousands of our own people are either homeless

or live in houses which are unfit for human habitation because,

according to central government and local councils, there isn't enough

money to deal with all the problems.

By the time we get to Section 1.3, the secret Agreement begins to lay

out requirements which are beyond the reach not just of a relatively

small number of the homeless or desperately poor:

all meters shall be of the quarterly type, the use of card or key

meters shall not be allowed.

Isn't that nice? If you and your family fall into arrears on your

utility bills, particularly electricity, you have to agree to the

installation of a card meter set at such a rate that it gobbles up

money. British families with children can't be officially cut off but

if they run out of meter credit, their lights and heating go off anyway

and they have to go to bed at dusk in the winter to try to keep warm.

Such hardships are unacceptable, however, when it comes to asylum

seekers.

Section 1.7 insists that The Property shall have a full and safe

central heating system installed. Paraffin or bottled gas fed heating

systems shall not be used. Perish the thought! Such devices are fine

for British pensioners and young families shivering on the poverty

line, but far too smelly, inconvenient and dangerous for Mr Blunkett's

favourites.

New electrical goods

After laying down requirements on issues such as fire safety, the

Schedule reaches Point 10: All electrical appliances in the Property

shall be either new or, if second hand, shall be supplied complete with

a twelve month guarantee. Well, I don't know about you, but when my

wife and I got married and set up home, we had to get our first

electric cooker and heaters from an auction, completely without any

guarantee at all. And, of course, ordinary British youngsters moving

into places of their own still face the same choice between paying

through the nose for new equipment or going without guarantees.

Pages 15 and 16 go on to provide a long list of the things needed in

the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and bathroom of each asylum

property. As you're probably expecting by now, this features everything

from chip pans to teaspoons, from an easy chair for each bed space to a

Boots first aid kit.

The long 'General' list in Section 1.13 even proves that the popular

observation about new net curtains showing that asylum seekers are

moving in is true, since landlords are ordered to provide net &

drawable curtains to all living rooms and bedrooms. They get

everything, in fact,

including the kitchen sink.

Free colour TV and licence paid!

One item does, however, stand out:

For Each Living/Dining Room

1 new twenty inch screen colour television complete with licence which

shall be renewed at each annual anniversary of the Start Date

throughout the Term.

Native Brits, of course, have to wait until they are 75 to get a free

TV licence, and non-payment of this iniquitous tax is the biggest

single 'crime' that puts British women in prison.

Many of those women can't afford a TV licence because they are

struggling to bring up young families on pitifully low incomes. As a

result, they are also often unable to afford proper child safety

equipment. No wonder, then, that the Home Office bureaucrats being so

generous with our tax money wanted to keep Section 1.20 secret:

Where there are to be children living in the Property, the Property

shall include:

Adequate cot and high chair facilities;

Appropriate sterilisation equipment;

Child safety gates on all stairways;

Childproof resistant devices or casement stays on all windows;

Appropriate play areas both inside and outside the Property.

Another thing that ordinary families on average incomes find a big

problem is the occasional cost of major repairs. Asylum seekers have no

such worries. Under this Agreement, the Landlord is bound to do all

repairs within seven days, and to provide an emergency repair service

(Section 1.23) where a threat to health and safety is apparent. The

rest of us have to turn to Yellow Pages or pay for call out insurance,

but it would be unfair to expect asylum seekers to do the same,

wouldn't it?

Similarly favourable treatment is also specified in the Letting

Provisions, Section (f) of which commits the Landlord to redecorate all

parts of the Property in the third year of the Term. The rest of us may

have to fork out down at "Do It All", but not Mr Blunkett's special

guests.

Perhaps most ludicrous of all, however, is the next section (g) of the

Letting Provisions, whereby the Landlord agrees: To have the exterior

of all windows of the Property cleaned once every twelve weeks. I kid

you not, it's there on page 7. What would George Formby have had to say

about it?

Who pays?

So what do all these mod cons and services cost the lucky occupants of

such premises? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. When various bleeding heart

liberals tell us how asylum seekers only get basic income support

payments, they don't tell us about the Letting Provisions on page 4 of

the Home Office's Revised Tenancy Agreement, do they? Yet these show

that not only do asylum seekers get their TV licences paid for them, we

also pick up the tab for their rent, water rates, gas, electricity and

council tax bills.

Surely, you must think, these people must want to spend night after

night on the phone to all their friends and family back home, telling

them all about the wonders of Soft Touch Britain? A lot of their pocket

money must go on paying the phone bill? No, as you probably guessed,

they don't have to pay a penny. Section 1 ((b) of the Letting

Provisions sets out the fact that the Tenant Company (funded by the

taxpayer) agrees to pick up the phone bill for every single property

provided by the Landlord in question to asylum seekers.

Don't forget that every single council or housing association in this

land which is housing asylum seekers has signed this document.

Thousands of councillors in the ruling party in Labour, LibDem and Tory

councils alike have either read this document or studiously avoided

seeing it so they didn't have to.
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Hi there,

Thank you for this useful information about people who are seeking asylum in the UK.
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Can you supply a source of this thread please, if it is genuine I would love to run with this
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kas;1366093 wrote: Can you supply a source of this thread please, if it is genuine I would love to run with this


Some of it derives from an essay "Criminalising television licence evasion" by Christina Pantazis. I can't see it online but perhaps Criminalising Television Licence Evasion gives an adequate summary.
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Thanks spot but it's not the T.V. licence part I'm interested in it's the rest of the post.
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kas;1366096 wrote: Thanks spot but it's not the T.V. licence part I'm interested in it's the rest of the post.


I expect Andy has even less idea of that than I do, and I know sod all. I bet he copied it from someone who had no idea too.
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Andy, where did you get that from? Looks like Stormfront to me. Tut Tut, Love Oscar
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