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UK Taxpayers Provide Mansions For ‘Poor’

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Single mother-of-six finds £2m mansion on the net… and then gets YOU to pay £7,000 a month rent

By Emily Andrews and Stephen Wright
15th February 2010

A single mother-of-six is getting more than £80,000 [$125,558] a year from the taxpayer to live in a £2million [$3,139,835] mansion in an exclusive London suburb.

Essma Marjam, 34, is given almost £7,000 [$10,989] a month in housing benefits to pay the rent on the five-bedroom villa just yards from Sir Paul McCartney’s house and Lord’s cricket ground.

She also receives an estimated £15,000 [$23,544] a year in other payouts, such as child benefit, to help look after her children, aged from five months to 14.

The four-storey house in Maida Vale has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double living room, large fitted kitchen-diner with French doors on to the landscaped garden and a state-of-the art buzzer entry system.

Astonishingly, it is understood Miss Marjam found the house on the internet through a private letting agency, rather than waiting for Westminster council to give her a vacant property on their books.

She then applied to the council for the £1,600-a-week benefit – the maximum amount the council allows.

Miss Marjam said: ‘I moved here at the beginning of the month as I’m entitled to a five-bedroom house.

‘I was in a three-bedroom council house but I needed a bigger place once my new baby came along. So the council agreed to pay the £1,600 a week to a private landlord as they didn’t have any houses big enough.

‘I’m separated from my husband. He’s a solicitor [lawyer] in Derby, but I don’t know if he’s working at the moment. He doesn’t pay anything towards the kids. Things are quite difficult between us.

‘The house is lovely and very big, but I don’t have enough furniture to fill it.’

She does, however, have two large flat-screen televisions and several leather sofas, plus a large amount of children’s toys scattered over the wooden floorboards.

During the week, vans from Argos and other home stores dropped off large purchases.

Miss Marjam does not work, as she spends all day looking after her children – Zekia, 14, Abdulhakim, 13, Jihad, 11, Hamza, ten, Ayman, two, and five-month-old Nasir.

The four eldest have the surname Benjamin, while the two youngest have the surname Khan.

Labour’s controversial Local Housing Allowance enables council tenants to receive such high benefits to pay private landlords.

The maximum that can be claimed is set by central government and the allowances can be huge, leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill.

The Daily Mail has highlighted other outrageous examples, such as the single mother of eight receiving £90,000 [$141,280] a year to live in a £2.6million [$4,081,424] Notting Hill mansion.

Taxpayers are also picking up the £6,400-a-month bill [$10,045] to house Nasra Warsame, her seven children and her elderly mother in central London, with Westminster council also providing Mrs Warsame’s husband and their eighth child with a two-bedroom flat nearby.

In total, 16 families are living in million-pound-plus London properties funded by the Local Housing Allowance…

Mrs Marjam’s new home is yards from Sir Paul McCartney’s house

Note that one of Ms. Marjam’s six offspring is named ‘Jihad.’

Still, it’s what Mr. Obama wants – social justice – the return of the world’s wealth to its rightful owners.

So who are we to object?

(Thanks to NJYankee for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “UK Taxpayers Provide Mansions For ‘Poor’”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    “A single mother-of-six”

    In other words, she is a slut.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    “but I needed a bigger place once my new baby came along”
    Have more kids, get more home (because you NEED it).
    I NEED a Maseratti!
    I NEED $250K/yr!
    I NEED the UK taxpayers to wake up!

  3. U NO HOO says:

    Octomom meet sextomom.

  4. sheehanjihad says:

    Eventually, there is going to be a massive uprising in the UK, and not even the Uber PC government will be able to save the lives of pigs like this woman….there comes a time when people wake up some morning, almost collectively, and say “ENOUGH”.

    This welfare whore needs to be shown the door…back to Yemen. Better yet, give her a bomb vest and have her show up at Parliament and eliminate those idiotic morons who make the laws that let her pull this crap off.

    This just makes me sick…and I cant type the rest of how I feel because it just isnt exactly “tolerant” of human bacon fat scamming people due to their own vapid stupidity.

  5. proreason says:

    It won’t be worth £2m for long.

  6. Right of the People says:

    The jihadis hate us for our way of life but they sure seem to adapt to it easily enough.

    • jobeth says:

      If only we should be so fortunate that they would adapt.

      Its us, the Christian’s and Jews who must adapt, according to them. And they are actively demanding we adapt to their ways. In our own countries.

      Sharia law has already got it’s camel’s nose in the tent of British law. Some areas are already using it in some cases where muslims are concerned. So already there is one law for them and one law for others. Soon I expect even honor killings will be the norm in parts of the UK.

      They will gladly move into our nicely kept houses and neighborhoods…but then let it deteriorate and/or actively destroy it. Once an area becomes muslim…the place goes to pot…Look at their own home countries.

  7. Petronius says:

    Nice to know that Britain under New Labour is still a land of opportunity.

    Just think. Here in young Nasir (pictured with mother above) or one of his elder brothers we may be seeing a future prime minister of Britain.

    Or perhaps a highly successful community organizer.

  8. jobeth says:

    You may be interested and not surprised when I tell you, you will NOT find this treatment given to the ordinary Brit.

    My husband reads the Sun newspaper (Brit tabloid) and every few months they run stories just like this…all seem to be muslims. All taking over the top advantage of the Brit taxpayer. They are taking over in many ways…First get into the neighborhoods, at taxpayer expense…then take over the neighborhoods…then come the gangs.

    One problem has lead to another…even worse problem.

    They have taxed the average white Brit right out of the housing market and forced the majority of them onto the Council Housing list where someone else decides where you live.

    I challenge any white, non muslim to try what this woman did. They would be laughed right out of the office.

    Just a guess mind you, but I would not be surprised to find another muslim signing the OK for this transaction.
    The government is so full of muslims that I expect they could be a real force when the ‘word’ is given.

    There are all kinds of sleepers. Some with bombs…some with pens..in the government.

    Its so bad in London you can’t take a photo without a muslim being in it somewhere. So many muslims are there now that another whole new issue has developed…not surprisingly.

    There are so many muslims in the Council Housing that my step daughter fears allowing her children out. Although in fairness, muslims aren’t the only thugs out there. Just an ever encreasing group and more vicious.

    This is everywhere…now…even in ‘good’ neighborhoods…ie Paul McCartny’s. How long will it be before his neighborhood feels the effect of this? Nothing will be done…Paul will just move…leaving yet another vacant place to be open to more like this woman…and another neighborhood being taken over by leeches who want to destroy the very culture they chose to live in.

    Muslim gangs are a real problem in Britain…especially London. Got your eyes open America?

    Here’s a recent story about muslim thugs/gangs taking over the ‘white’ gangs there. (not that white gangs are to be desired!)

    Keep in mind as you read this…that these muslims can and often do get to legally enter America. The ordinary white Brit is not allowed entry America unless they marry, are rich enough to have the money to start a business here, or have a specialized skill needed here. Or after waiting years join a relative in America. Which would you rather have as a neighbor?

    From an Indian newspaper in London describing the same issue.

    This describes what one bunch did…seems hammers are the new ‘gun’ in Britain

    In many ways we are only a few years behind Europe …are we seeing our own future? Let us pray…

    • catie says:

      Jobeth, I have a friend on Facebook who lives in Scotland (long story but FarmVille is involved). Anyway, she was telling me that this goes on all the time in the UK. She said they would like to move but they don’t know where they can. She said the Muslims are taking over there and they have priced the regular folks out of the housing market. Her daughter and son in law have been married for 8 years and they cannot find a house they can afford. But look around America. There were a lot of malcontents who don’t work who were living in what were 650K houses here in VA. There is one “family” that have been foreclosed on but have yet to be removed. This is another single mother and a “rainbow coalition” of children. Like this hajib wearing fool, she’s also a slut. Wonder how old Mohamed views Essma? But I bet he’s pleased that she named one of her idiot sons “Jihad”.

    • jobeth says:

      I know of what you speak. Same thing goes on in my husband’s family. No chance in h*** they could ever get out of that government entrapment.

      Are you serious she named her son jihad? Not really…? OMGosh!

  9. Chuckk says:

    Notice that the baby just “came along.” How could that happen? Maybe she can name #7 Osama when it just comes along.

  10. Mithrandir says:

    Her biggest complaint is that she doesn’t have enough furniture to fill her house…..

    I am sure she had problems with all those kids BEFORE she had this recent one, you would think she would have done a little planning like say, “I don’t know if I should risk having another child, I have problems getting money from their lawyer-sperm donor as it is…hmmm, what to do?”

    This is what you get with liberal immigration policies, and they are stuck with it.

    • jobeth says:

      “Her biggest complaint is that she doesn’t have enough furniture to fill her house…..”

      Look at the size of this new house…for 2 mil! Of course it IS in London, where most UKers couldn’t even hope to live. Shows the size of the typical house size in the UK. Her old 3 br place was even smaller. That’s certain…for council housing, but beggers can’t be chosers…unless theyr’e muslim, then they are ‘entitled’.

      We live in abt 2000 sf here, not huge by US standards, but every guest we have come in from the UK marvels at how “large” our place is. I marvel at how small their places are. We are talking about tiny.

      Even so, notice where she went when hubby went ‘deadbeat’. Straight to the government…not to court.
      The government has clamped down there against deadbeat dads…throwing them in jail. At least against the non muslim deadbeat dads.

      Once again, it looks as if there is one law for the muslims and and another for the rest of the population. Maybe sharia law doesn’t allow for a husband to deal with his procreation behavior if he decides he is tired of them. /sarc

      Sure doesn’t hurt (for him) that hubby is a solicitor (lawyer).
      No worries though…that’s what the taxpayers are there for.

  11. artboyusa says:

    “I’m entitled to a five-bedroom house…” sigh. That word again – “entitled”. Where the UK is now is where President Barry and his chums want America to go: a huge and growing governing class, a huge and growing dependent class and in the middle a relentlessly squeezed and oppressed taxpaying minority who have to fork out for everything and everyone else (until their money runs out and the whole thing crashes down, as has happened in Greece). This was a good country to live in once and it could be again but stories like this one are a good example of why it isn’t; the UK right now is a harsh, authoritarian and charmless place to be.

  12. Reality Bytes says:

    Let’s face it. The UK is becoming a nation of Twits. Here a clip of what their elections are becoming:


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