The UK tabloids splurt out some fabulous examples of beneficiary bludging. The UK has a plague of bludging immigrants, this one from Latvia is special. Different fathers and all. While working as a “self employed” cleaner, there is no way she will ever be self-supporting with ten kids from SOCK.
Latvian Linda Kozlovska, 31, arrived in Britain with three of her children in 2008 and moved into a council-maintained three-bedroom house.
Four years later, however, the single mother says she is unhappy living there – because she has had three more children and four others have moved over from Latvia.
‘I have ten children living here with me,’ she said. ‘I’m the only adult. I am on the council waiting list, but we’re still here.
‘They don’t have a big enough house. I want a bigger house. I don’t like it here. When we moved in it had bed bugs.’
The neighbours have had enough.
Another neighbour, Neil Blanchard, 39, said: ‘This kind of thing is beyond belief. If they want a bigger house they should have to earn it like everybody else.
‘It is not for the taxpayer to pick up the bill for a bigger house.’
And the clincher – Latvia does not have nearly as generous welfare. Because they know what happens.
The amount is also much higher than the £9.26 per child she would receive each month if she were still living in Latvia.
There, couples can claim up to £1,865 per baby, but payments dip after children reach 18 months.
So I ask, how many children should the taxpayer be asked to fork out for?