Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Entire Town in Romania Lives off UK Benefit Fraud

Story by BNP News Team

Soft touch Britain, created by successive Tory and Labour regimes, has generated so many foreign scroungers that an entire town in Romania lives off benefit fraud, an investigation has revealed.

According to a report in The Times newspaper, an estimated £1 billion a year is defrauded from the benefits and tax credits system, with tens of millions of pounds lost to organised crime.

There is, according to the newspaper, “mounting concern about the high proportion of fraudulent claims orchestrated by traffickers which are being rubber-stamped after only the most basic checks.”

The investigation revealed that many of the suspects behind this fraud can be traced to Tandarei, a town of 15,000 people in eastern Romania which includes a 2,000-strong gypsy population.

“Over the past five years, previously rundown neighbourhoods have inexplicably prospered,” reports The Times.

According to the paper, the “minor economic boom has seen 100 imposing new homes built, valued at about £20 million. BMWs and Land Rovers with British number plates cruise the dusty streets.”

According to British police sources, this new-found wealth is the proceeds of crime sent back from the UK, Spain and Italy. The source of this money is human trafficking, street crime and benefit fraud.

It is easy for scroungers to tap into the benefits system in Britain, as claims can be made by the self-employed who have National Insurance numbers and by those who have worked in the country for 12 months.

As Britain is signed up to the freedom of movement EU legislation, and was the only country not to impose restrictions on the movement of new EU member citizens into Britain, tens of thousands of Gypsies have been able to move freely into this country.

According to The Times, these gangs use a variety of forged documents to “prove” adults are eligible for benefits and then bring in street children from Gypsy camps in Romania to boost their benefit claims.

Child benefit and tax credits for children can be claimed even if the children are not in the country, but the presence of a trafficked child means extra housing benefits and additional tax credits.

“Many of the families who have had their claims rubber-stamped by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue & Customs have never worked in this country and are not entitled to benefits,” reported The Times.

“The Metropolitan police began an investigation because of concern about the increase in crime involving Romanians after the country’s accession to the EU — more than 1,000 offences were recorded in the first six months of 2007, compared with 168 in the whole of 2006,” continued that paper.

“In January 2008, police made well-publicised raids on 16 addresses used by the traffickers, discovering homes crammed with young children who had been trained in street crime.”

This crime will continue until Britain’s benefits system is overhauled to prevent the sort of abuse which has developed due to decades of liberal Tory and Labour misrule.

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1 comment:

JPT said...

Yes but think how enriching this is for us.