Kiwis moan about their “entitlements” being eroded by Labour in Australia when Helen Clark sold them down theÂ river.
But migrant welfare bludgers are causing problems all around the world and just a few weeks ago the Japanese moved to limit entitlement to welfare.
Now the Poms are doing it too…a signal perhaps for Paula Bennett to look at toughening up our welfare eligibility rules too.
Migrants will be banned from receiving any benefits until they have contributed to Britain, under government plans to limit access to handouts.
David Cameron today announced the period for which European migrants can claim benefits is to be halved and recruitment agencies are to be banned from advertising jobs exclusively overseas.
But Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith revealed plans to go even further to secure EU agreement to stop benefits being paid to people who have not contributed to to the state, raising the prospect of handouts being linked to tax payments.
The Conservatives are forcing through further measures to deter so-called â€˜benefit touristsâ€™.
In January, the Government introduced rules that meant European migrants had to wait three months before they could claim out-of-work benefits â€“ and then could only claim for a maximum of six months. Â Â Read more »