Who pays for asylum seekers?

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WHEN we have 16 million people in this country living below the poverty level, 13 million of those in work, it beggars belief that 31 families of asylum seekers are going to be living at The Amblehurst Hotel, in Sale, for nine weeks.

How much will all this cost, and who pays for it?

I worked until retirement age and have not had a holiday for five years, so I would quite like to be put up in a hotel without it costing me anything.

Where do I apply?

An extremely angry pensioner (name and address supplied)

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10:54pm Mon 9 Dec 13

watching says...

This Government have lost the plot,they are giving aid to some of the country's these people are from, at the same time putting them up in hotels, don't try telling me they wont be claiming benefits before long,what a soft touch this Government are.
This Government have lost the plot,they are giving aid to some of the country's these people are from, at the same time putting them up in hotels, don't try telling me they wont be claiming benefits before long,what a soft touch this Government are. watching

3:07pm Fri 13 Dec 13

AJRRMR says...

The clue is in the title - ASYLUM SEEKERS. They are not holiday makers, they are not ecconomic migrants, they are seeking ASYLUM and escaping from tyrany and violence and oppression. Do you think it is an easy decision to uproot your family and make your way across the world using up whatever money you have cobbled together after selling off what meager possessions you have. Having visited a refugee camp in Africa, I have seen people who cannot make the journey due to ill health and weakness, I have spoken with people about the horrors they have witnessed and have had meeted upon themselves or their family. As a pensioner you might recall the second world war? There were many people fleeing tyrany then, lucky that you were not making the decisions about who should be saved back then, maybe you would have been happy to away people like Albert Einsteen, Judith Kerr or Marlene Dietrich. Feel free to call me a whingeing liberal, but at least I can sleep at night knowing that I actually care for my fellow human beings, even if they do not have the good fortune to be born in a democratic free country. I am PROUD that we as a society have the ability and the will to actually try to help people in need.
The clue is in the title - ASYLUM SEEKERS. They are not holiday makers, they are not ecconomic migrants, they are seeking ASYLUM and escaping from tyrany and violence and oppression. Do you think it is an easy decision to uproot your family and make your way across the world using up whatever money you have cobbled together after selling off what meager possessions you have. Having visited a refugee camp in Africa, I have seen people who cannot make the journey due to ill health and weakness, I have spoken with people about the horrors they have witnessed and have had meeted upon themselves or their family. As a pensioner you might recall the second world war? There were many people fleeing tyrany then, lucky that you were not making the decisions about who should be saved back then, maybe you would have been happy to away people like Albert Einsteen, Judith Kerr or Marlene Dietrich. Feel free to call me a whingeing liberal, but at least I can sleep at night knowing that I actually care for my fellow human beings, even if they do not have the good fortune to be born in a democratic free country. I am PROUD that we as a society have the ability and the will to actually try to help people in need. AJRRMR

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