TALE OF TWO COUNCIL HOMES: Afghan War Hero Denied Family Home . . . while Refugee gets £1.2m Seven-Bedroom Mansion
I don't know what gets me more - the fact that this is just plain WRONG, or the fact that of all the people the Government screws - they always screw the ones who give the most; first & hardest.
This is beyond wrong . . . this is disgraceful - S.L.
. . . the treatment of a former soldier who served in Afghanistan could not be more different to that of a refugee and her family fleeing the same place.
Lance Corporal Craig Baker, 26, and his family have been refused a council house in his home town as 'he has no local connection'.
Now the couple and their two young children are camping at his parents' three-bedroomed home in Bracknell, Berkshire - the house where L/Cpl Baker grew up.
His treatment is in stark contrast to that of an Afghan family who fled the Taliban and live on benefits as refugees, 30 miles away in London.
Mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saiedi, 37, was revealed to be living in a £1.2million seven-bedroom home in Acton, west London, which cost Ealing council £150,000 a year to rent.
Her son Jawad, said when the case was revealed two years ago 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?'
The family had a 50in plasma TV, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and plush silk furnishings, and received £170,000 per year in handouts.
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