…the paradox must have struck many people that Britain is a country with a high level of long-term unemployment (the majority of those in receipt of sickness benefits are in fact unemployed) which nevertheless imports large numbers of foreign immigrants to perform unskilled labor. It is one thing to import people because your economy is so flourishing that it cannot find the workers it needs, but quite another to do so while maintaining equally large numbers of people in state-subsidised idleness.
The Salisbury Review ran a piece by Dalrymple on social housing back in their Winter issue. He argues that welfare benefits like housing are bad for the giver and the recipient alike, and he points out a rather perverse phenomenon:
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