London borough council admits immigration has pushed social house waiting time to 50 YEARS
A COUNCIL chief in London’s poorest borough has admitted that the waiting time for social housing is now 50 years in the latest evidence that immigration levels have got out of control.
The waiting time for social housing is now 50 years, according to a council chief
In a BBC documentary - No Place to Call Home - broadcast today, Maureen Worby, the Labour councillor in charge of social care for Barking and Dagenham, told local people asking about council housing: “Do you know what – it’s not a 10-year wait, it’s a 50-year wait.”
The shocking admission appears to be an indictment of open door immigration policies which has seen areas like Barking and Dagenham take the brunt of waves of immigrants
Official figures show that the population of the borough is expected to be 223,185 up 36 per cent from 165,610.
The huge increase in population comes despite the British white population falling by 30 per cent while the black African population rose 20,000 between 2001 and 2011 and “other [non-British] white” by about 10,000.
The program was broadcast just 24 hours after Ukip launched its Barking and Dagenham branch with 60 members chaired by former parliamentary candidate Peter Harris.
The event in an area identified as a top target for Ukip,also heard from party leadership candidates Peter Whittle and David Kurten.
Mr Harris pointed out that the council house crisis was just one of the problems caused by huge influx into the borough with two secondary schools set to be increased in size to 3,000 children.
He said: "The programme' findings are no surprise to me or thousands of local residents.
“The chronic housing situation here is abysmal and is as a direct result of decades of failed policies from both Conservative and Labour Governments.
“There are far too few houses for the sheer volume of people moving into the area. UKip have been raising this issue for years with the controlling Labour council but they are in denial."
Mr Kurten, who speaks on housing for UKIP in the London Assembly added: “The reality is that waiting lists for council homes will not continue to increase until Britain gets immigration under control and brings down demand for new homes, so that the private rented sector returns to some kind of sanity, and everyday people can afford to rent homes normally.”