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On 19 Jan 2015 at 10:13am Joe Centre wrote:
'Unemployed Britons in Europe are drawing much more in benefits and allowances in the wealthier EU countries than their nationals are claiming in the UK, despite the British government’s arguments about migrants flocking in to the country to secure better welfare payments.'

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On 19 Jan 2015 at 12:02pm Regular worker wrote:
I'm more aggrieved by the news that soon 1% of the global population will own 50% of the worlds' wealth.
London is awash with Russian billionaires whose source of money is pretty questionable.
Do these people really work 10,000 times harder than me, or are 10,000 times more intelligent? I'm not suggesting socialism is the answer, but we are being properly shafted, and it's not by those claiming benefits.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 12:07pm Deutscher Rottapenfurher wrote:
We haff vays of keeping you out of ze ssystem
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 12:10pm Joe Stalin wrote:
Never mind our comrades - look to your own bankers
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 12:39pm Zebedee wrote:
Ha ha. Farage better be careful what he wishes for then or he might see a lot of British scroungers heading back for these shores. Couple this with the fact that stopping migration from Eastern Europe will undoubtedly increase the costs of many British businesses and he's beginning to look like an economic disaster!

@regular worker. Only 10,000 times! They need to be taxed for every single second they spend in our country, enjoying our roads and all the things our taxes have paid to create.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 1:49pm Southover Queen wrote:
Heh. I wouldn't worry: the Kippers will all be along in a moment to dismiss it out of hand because it's published in the Guardian and therefore can't possibly be true/must have been planted by the Fifth Columnists/Communists who frequent this site.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 2:10pm Dripping Pan Stan wrote:
Did any of you actually look at the figures in the article.
According to their own data there are 30k British nationals claiming abroad and 65k EU nationals claiming in the UK.
You don't have to be a genius to work out that their headline is a bit of silly lefty spin.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 2:15pm tom wrote:
I read that article too. It clearly shows there is only 1 Brit in Poland on benefits. BUT there are 14,880 Poles in Britain claiming benefits. Like all statistics, you can interpret them however you like.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 2:17pm my town wrote:
more Cameron bull sh#t . This is the man that said in 2009 vote for me and I will give you a vote on Europe . well here we are in 2015 . yes hes saying it again yes Cameron mr bull sh#t
British people that have work in e u countries can get some sort of benefit . if they have pay tax or n.i
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 2:36pm nevillman wrote:
Another interesting comparison comes from examining the allegation that EU migrants floods an area. Worst example I've seen of that is the Costa del Sol in southern spain where the influx of UK citizens has lead to hideous development as well as the introduction of cultural imports like fish and chip shops and pubs.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 3:25pm Mark wrote:
What strikes me about it is how tiny the figures are. Even the figure of 14000 Poles in Britain. That can't be much more than the population of Malling. It's all a non-issue.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 4:07pm Local Person wrote:
Yes, 14000 poles claiming benefits is probably about the same as the annual bonus of one banker or hospital trust manager who has overseen a complete mess. Farage is an idiot because like all other politicians he is too dim to notice the bigger picture...although perhaps this is more to do with his source of income, than being stupid.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 7:26pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I heard on local radio some obviously brainwashed woman suggesting that governments the world over should be spending more money to eliminate inequality.
How would more funding do that? I can only assume that she means more taxes must be taken from those who strive to improve their lot, and handed out to those who sit back and bleat that the world owes them a living.
Inequality is here to stay. Get over it.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 7:33pm Belladonna wrote:
You nasty piece of stinking dirt, sussex jim
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 7:38pm Metatron wrote:
Mark for info the population of the whole of Lewes is approx 18,000.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 7:43pm Boris wrote:
I'm not intrested in the grass is all ways greener brigade. As far as i am concerned it is down to the countries that they are drawing benifit from to sort them out. It's what is going on over here that bothers me.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 8:50pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Belladonna - are you that strange looking person with the blue hair that was screeching on Question Time a few weeks back.
Same sort of brain dead rhetoric
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 9:48pm skeptical green wrote:
The myth that the poor can be reliably divided into the deserving and undeserving ( or as the Politicians these days call them; strivers and scroungers) was ideological propaganda for the benefit of the well-off when Charles Dicken's exposed it as such and is just as false today. Also if you spend at least 2 centuries stripping what we daftly call the developing world, of its wealth and resources then it is inevitable that the small minority of its people who can manage to travel will respond to the economic opportunity offered by life in the first world by migrating to it. Trying to stop vast complex economic forces such as the movement of world labour by anything short of high walls, guns and dogs is a waste of time and don't believe any posturing politicians who pretend otherwise.
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm Belladonna wrote:
Blue hair ? No old bloke. I'm glad you mention brain-dead rhetoric though because it's what you, Boris and Sussex Jim have in common. Are you, by any chance, related ?
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On 19 Jan 2015 at 11:35pm Old Bloke wrote:
Glad to be bracketed with two of the few people on here that talk from their brain rather than from some way up their own rectum.
By the way - have you ever had an original thought?
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On 20 Jan 2015 at 5:40am Clifford wrote:
Unfortunately Old Bloke you Boris and Sussex Jim are the result of the weakness of the education system in this country at a certain point - encouraging people to spout the same old hackneyed cliches of deserving/undeserving poor rather than teachng them how to do some hard thinking about economics and politics.
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On 20 Jan 2015 at 7:27pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Hello, Belladonna. This is a nasty piece of dirt reporting in. (no longer stinking, as I have just removed my honest day's sweat in the shower)
I have been all over Sussex today in order to earn a meagre living. I am not in the slightest bit jealous of those who have earned far more than me today. But it is not a pleasure sometimes working in the homes of those who are clearly milking the system, and can but won't support themselves. The so-called "poor". (Not the genuine poor)
 
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On 21 Jan 2015 at 10:11pm Scooby doo wrote:
What is your profession Jim that it takes you into homes all over Sussex? House breaker?


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