(Disclaimer: I don't look for fight. Just asking a question)
Firstly, I think I owe you an apology as I was in a VERY bad mood the other night (I won't bore you with the reasons why) and you caught the brunt of it.
While I stand by what I said, I should have phrased it much better, so I'm sorry.
With regards to the "myth, urban legend" situation, it just comes down to being entitled to things much quicker than I think is fair. Also, as I work and don't qualify (not that I would want to anyway really) for benefits, council housing, free prescriptions etc I do see myself as being treated purely as tax revenue to pay for the benefits of others.
I work next door to a job centre/benefits office and I see most days a real collection of people trooping in and out of there and many are foreigners pushing kids in buggies. I'm no language expert, so I don't know if they're Polish or not, but some will be I'm sure. Yes, there are also plenty of British people there and I think that's just as bad (if not worse) as they drag the rest of us down too.
I see the country being treated as a cash-cow and somewhere you go if you want an easy ride.
So they are entitled to council housing, no problem at all! :-O
It's situations just like this that I have a problem with.
For a start, as much as I want you to be able to work, the money it must cost for places like this paying for interpreters is getting out of hand. The money has to come from somewhere.
I've said this before, if someone needs an interpreter then I don't see what use they will be. Their job prospects are so limited for a start, but also I think it's very dangerous to have so many non-English speakers in the country.
What would they do if they saw someone collapse in the street and they were the only person around to dial 999 ? Would they need an interpreter for that too ?
Whether or not the family you mention had "indefinite leave to remain", the fact that this couple are relying on a welfare system they've not really be paying into means that they shouldn't get help.
If he is not working and she has just arrived and also not working, how will they pay the rent on the council house anyway ?
But you have your nicey-nice politicians to blame, I'm afraid...
Yes, very much so :-(