Anorak | Sun Seeks To Drive Afghan Refugees From Home

Sun Seeks To Drive Afghan Refugees From Home

by | 21st, October 2008

A WIN for the Sun as Toorpakai Saindi and her seven children are to be kicked out of their home.

The Sun says the home in Acton, West London, is worth £1.2milion and falling in value all the time. The single mum gets the “equivalent of £170,000 a year from the taxpayer”.

The paper makes no mention of why Ms Toorpakai moved to the UK, only that she was placed in the home because the council had a shortage of alternative accommodation.

James Purnell , the magical Work and Pensions Secretary, says it is “unacceptable”. He is writing up rules that will aim to place a cap on rent for houses with five bedrooms or more.

The Sun does not say if this is a cap on what the council will pay or a cap on what the landlord

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