It's always a joy to see a happy smiling face. And it's little surprise when you consider what Toorpakai Saiedi, an Afghan asylum seeker, has just landed. This 35 year-old mother-of-seven (a lot more cultural enrichers to come there, I'd say) receives a staggering £170,000 a year in benefits from Ealing Council- £150,000 of which is paid to a private landlord for the rent of their seven-bedroom house in West London. The detached property in Acton, worth £1.7 million, has two large reception rooms, two kitchens, a dining room and a 100ft garden.
Ealing Council is picking up the £12,458 a month bill - which is nearly five times the rent for a similar property in the same road. Much to the delight of the landlord, one Ajit Panisar.
Outside the house, Mrs. Saiedi's son Jawad (pictured) said: 'When the council chose to put us here we did not say no. If someone gave you a lottery jackpot would you leave it? 'When I heard how much the council was paying I thought they were mad.'
But not quite mad enough to do the same for Peter Wright, a white Ealing native, who finds himself (together with his wife) evicted by the same Council due to a redevelopment. Although he’s lived in the house for 60 years, has worked, paid rent, rates and taxes all his life, the Council deemed their need to be ‘insufficiently pressing’. Obviously not as pressing as a family of Afghan immigrants.
As Rod Liddle has said, ‘every public institution seems to have a list of priorities upon which the most deserving people come last. The victims of crime, the Gurkha, the man who puts up barbed wire to prevent burglars and is told to remove it by the Council in case the thieves injure themselves (this is not a joke – but you know that) the taxpayer, people who spend their lives in an area and are then told to get lost’.
Will the people ever rear up against this kind of thing? I really don't know. I think peecee dhimmi thinking has become so internalised that it’s not likely.