Migrants swamp the already heavily taxed British workers…
Veterans of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces have a disproportionately greater chance of living on the streets than any other demographic in the nation. Yet a five-year government projection cites that nearly a quarter of a million new homes must be constructed every year for the next 22 years for the tidal wave of migrants flooding into the UK.
Unfortunately for the hard-working British taxpayers, history proves that a rather large chunk of those costs will fall squarely on their shoulders.
Meanwhile, not just simply unfortunate, but very well bordering on the criminal, literally thousands of vets are living and dying on the streets of British cities from Edinburgh to Exeter.
As reported by The Daily Mail of London,
Almost half of new homes built in the next five years will go to migrants, government figures have revealed.
Soaring immigration means that Britain will need to accommodate as many as 243,000 new households each year for the next 22 years, the Department for Communities and Local Government has said.
It is been estimated that an extra 5.3 million new properties could be needed to meet the growth in population, and an extra 2.4 million of the new homes will be needed for migrants alone.
This means that one new home needs to be built every five minutes to house Britain’s burgeoning migrant population.
Integration minister Nicholas Bourne told peers that an 109,000 extra homes will be needed every year by migrants and their families as Britain’s population grows. ‘Net migration accounts for an estimated 45 per cent of this growth,’ he said.
Lord Green of Deddington has said a new home will need to be built every five minutes night and day to house incoming migrants.
The group claims that as a conservative estimate, 300 homes a day will need to be built each day just to house the new arrivals, the Sunday Express reports.
Addressing the House of Lords, Lord Green said: ‘To put the point slightly more dramatically, that would mean building a new home every five minutes night and day, for new arrivals until such a time as we can get those numbers down.
Yet in the North West of England, hundreds of Liverpudlians turned out to bid farewell to Steve McGrath, formerly of the King’s Regiment, British Army, who passed away at the age of 58 from cancer.
Trooper McGrath was reportedly estranged from his family and living on the streets of Liverpool for an unknown number of years. He was recently found dead in his rather Spartan living-space in a local hostel.
Depending on who one listens to, the specifics of homeless vets ranges from nearly non-existent to quite a sizable minority.
While reporting on the passing of Squaddie McGrath, the Liverpool Echo newspaper cited quite divergent takes on what the British refer to those living on the streets, “rough sleepers.”
It has previously been found that nearly one in every ten rough sleepers is an ex-service member and an investigation by the Sunday Mirror in 2013 found that nearly 9,000 personnel had been left homeless after leaving the armed forces.
The Armed Forces Covenant and Community Covenant were introduced in 2012 as a contract stating Britain’s war heroes should take priority when it comes to affordable housing, yet many think the service has been inadequate.
Although the statistics paint a picture of ex-service personnel being more at risk of homelessness and poverty than the average citizen, but Veteran’s Aid Chief Executive, Dr Hugh Milroy says this is not the case.
Speaking to The ECHO, Dr Milroy said that the reasons ex-service personnel are left homeless are the same reasons that anyone else might end up on the street.
He said: “Social isolation and a country wide housing crisis are the main issues facing anyone who ends up homeless.
Despite the findings of the Sunday Mirror in 2013 of nearly 9,000 homeless vets, Dr Milroy stated, “Around 4,500 people are sleeping rough in the UK at any given time yet only 1-2% claim to have a military connection, and not all of them are telling the truth.”