Jo Jay
Jo Jay

I agree with bedroom tax if you have more rooms that you don't need and you don't pay your own rent then yes you should pay for your extra rooms people on benefits get so much its about time they payed something back or if they don't wont to pay for the extra rooms then move them out to somewhere that is the write size

Derek Slinn
Derek Slinn
  • Jo Jay

you are incorrect people on benefit do not get things you all seem to think we get free stuff we have to pay for it Moore so if you are on disability . i spent nine years in the army, i fort in the fork-lands, worked down the pit, was a government diplomatic protection officer. searched for explosives until i was blown up , tortured in for two weeks in a sensitive country. and every day i have to beg for help. i have to have care every day. but i am still house bound because i cannot get...

you are incorrect people on benefit do not get things you all seem to think we get free stuff we have to pay for it Moore so if you are on disability . i spent nine years in the army, i fort in the fork-lands, worked down the pit, was a government diplomatic protection officer. searched for explosives until i was blown up , tortured in for two weeks in a sensitive country. and every day i have to beg for help. i have to have care every day. but i am still house bound because i cannot get the help from someone to push be in the wheel chair because so much as been taken away. even the Christmas bonus as gone this year. i need extra heat within my home because of my condition, the if you are pension age you get over £300 a year to help for heating. the disabled do not, if a disabled needs a mobility scooter or a disabled care you pay for it out of your benefit its not extra or free. my second bedroom i need for care help to sleep but i know have to pay

Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson
  • Jo Jay

Moron

Roseann Sandison
Roseann Sandison

we only have a housing shortage because they keep giving the houses to all the imigrants that land on our shores and expect to be housed here almost as soon as they land. this country is just a shambles. I was once proud to be called british, I am all for equallity, but when our own people have to suffer by having to give up a bigger house to accomodate an imigrant family with 4 or 5 children, time to call a halt.as some of your comments say, we all have family, who sometimes for one reason...

we only have a housing shortage because they keep giving the houses to all the imigrants that land on our shores and expect to be housed here almost as soon as they land. this country is just a shambles. I was once proud to be called british, I am all for equallity, but when our own people have to suffer by having to give up a bigger house to accomodate an imigrant family with 4 or 5 children, time to call a halt.as some of your comments say, we all have family, who sometimes for one reason or another have to stay with parents or grandparents for a time, how can we do this if wee only have a one bedroom property.time to take stock government.

Lorna Taylor
Lorna Taylor
  • Roseann Sandison

Yes and a lot of these people are here illegally because immigration failed to do their jobs properly for 2 years or so!!! Doesn't happen with Australia,I've seen that programme Nothing to declare!!!!

Nathalie Genevieve
Nathalie Genevieve
  • Roseann Sandison

Nothing to declare is a racist, program in which the real immigrants 'who are white, Europeans calling themselves Australian' target all non whites trying to enter the country. Captain Cook arriving in Australia signified the genocide of hundreds of aborigine tribes, millions of indiginous aboriginie's were killed and murdered when the european settlers arrived in Australia so please take a moment to appreciate the history before making these comments. Additionally people that arrive in the...

Nothing to declare is a racist, program in which the real immigrants 'who are white, Europeans calling themselves Australian' target all non whites trying to enter the country. Captain Cook arriving in Australia signified the genocide of hundreds of aborigine tribes, millions of indiginous aboriginie's were killed and murdered when the european settlers arrived in Australia so please take a moment to appreciate the history before making these comments. Additionally people that arrive in the UK are often coming from countries that were colonies of Britain, part of the 'great' empire or are in tatters because of wars that have been waged by our very own soldiers. Migration is complex, as is European history, please bare that in mind. Peace & Love

Vivien Everiss
Vivien Everiss
  • Roseann Sandison

Roseann Sandison, You cou not be more right!!!!!! Natalie Genevieve they maybe immigrants entering Australia.....but you have to have a money to enter to finance yourself you must be able to put a roof over your head a job to go to etc etc THEY ALL COME HERE BECAUSE IT'S FREEEEEE

Vivien Everiss
Vivien Everiss
  • Roseann Sandison

So does this mean my daughter will get housed now coz she has been on the Council waiting list and bidding on the "LOCATA for EIGHT YEARS" My daughter has also been told by the council she won't get housed because she's band D. Yet the 2 bed property opposite me has been empty for six weeks the tenants that were in there had three boys they were given a FOUR BED HOUSE how right is that???... three bed to the rear of my property been empty since last October, and 2 months or so before this...

So does this mean my daughter will get housed now coz she has been on the Council waiting list and bidding on the "LOCATA for EIGHT YEARS" My daughter has also been told by the council she won't get housed because she's band D. Yet the 2 bed property opposite me has been empty for six weeks the tenants that were in there had three boys they were given a FOUR BED HOUSE how right is that???... three bed to the rear of my property been empty since last October, and 2 months or so before this Government was voted into Parliment 5 properties that had been empty for months down my street one of which had to be refurbished because it had been empty for so long - all let just before the election and all let to foreigners. I'd have the two bed opposite me and then my daughter and family could have my house, to me problem solved. Also where are all the Romanians and the rest of Europe going to be housed when they arrive here in their droves??????? coz Romanians age for consent is 14/15 years old, so what are we going to get arrive here, untold teenage mothers who need housing and bring the family too. Oh of course...... that's why we are having to give up our properties, Please be advised at the rate this country is going no matter who is Government each party blames the other for whatever, but you watch for all of us 50ish plus years olds or older we will not only loose our homes...the time will come when we will have to pay for the NHS, their will be no age for retiring, basically work till you drop dead, EDUCATION won't be free it will have to be paid for from day one........Yes I am on Housing Benefit, due to an accident on route to the Jobcentre after being made redundant for the "third time". It's funny coz whilst I was paying full rent and council tax when working It was ok that I lived here even though I could have claimed Housing Benefit as I was on a low income but I didn't....I intend to get a job....but whilst being housebound how funny is this, I have been looking at council properties and the rent on some are more than what I pay now, why would anyone with half a brain loose a bedroom or even two bedrooms and pay more rent???...

my friend won't get housed in the eyes of the council as they said she made herself homeless, has a 16 year old daughter she left a violent husband after years of violence both my friend and daughter are now in B&B and have been for six months she is 57years old born here lived here and worked here all her life. Another family arrived at the B&B, mother, 4yr old boy and a 7yr old girl, they had left their country for whatever reason so Council put her in the B&B, but she was only in the B&B for three weeks, she now lives in BRAND NEW three bed house, on the day she moved from the B&B guess who turns up the husband that she was supposedly not to be with, so they all live here in a nice new three bed house claiming benefits ..............AND REMEMBER SHE MADE HERSELF HOMELESS,
So it's ok if you arrive in this country with no home no job no food, because Government gives all away...........

REMEMBER THIS our Fathers and those before them fought for this country, fought so WE could have a better future so we could give our children and our grandchildren a better future ....,EDUCATION NHS JOBS HOMES PENSIONS the list is endless.....and what for......... like so many others, I know fear for my children and even more so my Grandchildren, who come to my house because they can just get a bunk bed in their bedroom...what does the future hold for them.............
I WILL NOT BE BULLIED INTO LEAVING MY HOME,AND WE SHOULD ALL STAND UNITED AND....................CLOSE ALL THE BORDERS INTO
GREAT BRITAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maureen McManus
Maureen McManus
  • Roseann Sandison

Nathalie Genevieve .. Doesn't alter the fact that they are taking food out of peoples mouth with this ridiculous tax

Eric Pierce
Eric Pierce
  • Roseann Sandison

Why doesnt the Govt do something useful like preventing immigrants and overseas business people from buying homes here? We have a housing shortage yet they are still allowed to buy them. By increasing demand it inflates house prices so they become unaffordable to British homeowners. Instead the Govt tax people on the number of bedrooms they have. Morons.

Hedra Hornby
Hedra Hornby
  • Roseann Sandison

Nathalie Genevieve Captain Cook was murdered by those people. Colonies in tatters because of wars? You are spouting rubbish.

Lorna Taylor
Lorna Taylor
  • Roseann Sandison

Nathalie Genevieve I am fully aware that Australia was used as a British penal colony!!!! They are VERY rigid as to who comes into their country,all I am saying that is that Britain needs to stop immigration onto our shores as we can no longer cope with the fit to burst population and this is a very small country!!! I am not racist by any means but enough is enough and how many immigrants do we have working here and banking their earnings back in their own countries!!! False economy is what that is!!!!
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Lorna Taylor
Lorna Taylor
  • Roseann Sandison

Hedra Hornby Well said Hedra!!!!!

Sheila O Donovan Straw
Sheila O Donovan Straw
  • Roseann Sandison

I AGREE, BUT WHEN U BORN + BRED IN A COUNTRY SURELY U SHOULD HAV PRIORTY

Keith Brownsword
Keith Brownsword

CAMERON do you want a revolution on your hands? if not I suggest that you start to change your ways, I think we as english or british people have had more than enough of your kill the poor and disabled attitudes..some of us out here can see exactly what your doing, if your want us all dead start a damn nuke war and have it done with..other than that get us out of the EU and grow a pair..we all know that them lot over there tell you what to do but enough is enough, we all out here have had...

CAMERON do you want a revolution on your hands? if not I suggest that you start to change your ways, I think we as english or british people have had more than enough of your kill the poor and disabled attitudes..some of us out here can see exactly what your doing, if your want us all dead start a damn nuke war and have it done with..other than that get us out of the EU and grow a pair..we all know that them lot over there tell you what to do but enough is enough, we all out here have had or fill of your lies etc...im an olds bloke cameron but I never thought for one minute that id ever see my country which I love in the state its in all through bad management , over run with other people from all over the place , in debt up to eyes, all through a corupt load of bankers and more or less everything sold off all through the likes of yourself and thatchers govts..and lastly stop sending our troops to fight wars what have nothing to do with us..if the USA wants to start wars let them lot fight them keep us out...

Jayz Black
Jayz Black
  • Keith Brownsword

Couldn't of said it better myself.

Lorna Taylor
Lorna Taylor
  • Keith Brownsword

My thoughts exactly Keith Brownsward!!!!! Our grandfathers who fought Hitler would be spinning in their graves!!!! Strange how Germany are on top now as far as finances are concerned!!! Something is wrong there I would say most definately!!!

Yvonne Preston
Yvonne Preston
  • Keith Brownsword

he should stand down hes fkn useless

Shelli Maybury
Shelli Maybury
  • Keith Brownsword

couldn't have put it better myself!!! i think you have summed up how the majority of us are feeling, lets get this government to listen to us and stop this slaughter of our once proud nation.

Dave Chambers
Dave Chambers
  • Keith Brownsword

i 100% agree with you on this this goverment want to get there fingers out of there arses for once and protect this country first and not let any more imergrints into this country for once stop this stupid empty bedroom tax that is out of soding order but one thing is i will refuse to pay it get snp in thay should sort this country out get that so called priminister he is much use as a chocolate fire gaurd

Viv Harkness
Viv Harkness
  • Keith Brownsword

well said keith , we are needing someone like you to start us of a protest or something

Ellen Evans
Ellen Evans
  • Keith Brownsword

well said keith

June Smith
June Smith
  • Keith Brownsword

I've had to move because of this stupid tax. My heart broke when I had to hand over my keys, I had lived in my HOME for 27 years , and did not want to move, but had to because I couldn't afford to stay because of the benefits I am on. I worked all my life only taking time off to have my children, and this is what I have worked for. I don't qualify as a pensioner as the government changed the dates around. I have an illness which forced me to retire early from work, I only have basic...

I've had to move because of this stupid tax. My heart broke when I had to hand over my keys, I had lived in my HOME for 27 years , and did not want to move, but had to because I couldn't afford to stay because of the benefits I am on. I worked all my life only taking time off to have my children, and this is what I have worked for. I don't qualify as a pensioner as the government changed the dates around. I have an illness which forced me to retire early from work, I only have basic benefits and now stand to lose a tenner of that a week to pay this tax, and I’ve just been told that I will also have to pay Council tax as well. Add these costs to the rise in food, gas, and electricity, and I really don’t know how I will cope. No hope for the elderly, or the young ones starting out these days. The fat cats in parliament aren’t worried though. This doesn’t affect them in any way. But Mr C will be fine, He hasn’t got money/housing/employment worries has he... Once again the wealthy stay wealthy and the poorer families are made to pay...

Janet Forbes
Janet Forbes
  • Keith Brownsword

My father was fighting in the second world war from 1939 to 1945. On coming out of the army he was given a home for life. A home for heroes. Why should this now be taken away from his children.

Wayne Davies
Wayne Davies
  • Keith Brownsword

absolutely and totally agree

Stephen Kennedy
Stephen Kennedy

its not right this governent opens it doors to all these forieneers and close doors off british familys, I got a spare room me grandkids come now and then , but if I want keep the spare room it will cost me 40 quid a month aggrrr.

Elaine Quinn
Elaine Quinn
  • Stephen Kennedy

we all need to get signin x

Sandra Fuller
Sandra Fuller
  • Stephen Kennedy

the government are robbing bastards ... if the people of this country dont do something we will all suffer ..

Anita Atkinson
Anita Atkinson
  • Stephen Kennedy

Cunts !

John Clark
John Clark
  • Stephen Kennedy

say what you mean !!

Nicola Branch
Nicola Branch
  • Stephen Kennedy

Stephen - that's exactly what the Govt want, divide and rule. There is no place for your racist comments. And if you're going to be racist, get your English spellings right...

Nigel Spence
Nigel Spence
  • Stephen Kennedy

How are the government going to know if you have a spare room or not?

Emma Jones
Emma Jones
  • Stephen Kennedy

Really don't know where I am going to magic 40 quid a month from. Seems we are going back in time instead of forward.

Janet Ashford
Janet Ashford
  • Stephen Kennedy

Anita Atkinson fucking cunt . nice one, ur right look at the money they waste

Phil Tonka McCormack
Phil Tonka McCormack
  • Stephen Kennedy

Save your anger for the Government. The Daily Mail has been telling us about the impending immigration crisis since almost as long as it has been in print. "Rivers of Blood" had to wait 30 years after Enoch's death to have an 'I told you so' moment. The government will always use johnny foreigner coming in here and taking what's yours as a means of dividing and ruling. Uniting against them is the way to fight them.
I would like to see the government compile a register of all of the spare...

Save your anger for the Government. The Daily Mail has been telling us about the impending immigration crisis since almost as long as it has been in print. "Rivers of Blood" had to wait 30 years after Enoch's death to have an 'I told you so' moment. The government will always use johnny foreigner coming in here and taking what's yours as a means of dividing and ruling. Uniting against them is the way to fight them.
I would like to see the government compile a register of all of the spare rooms that people choose to pay for and, as part of the famous austerity measures, insist that public officials, including MPs, rent them from the tenants instead of staying in hotels or London Houses. This would save the nation £millions. There would be some quick rethinking of policy then.

Williams Carrielee
Williams Carrielee
  • Stephen Kennedy

send them back to there country taking every think off our families housing jobs slow boat get rid

Tracy Craven
Tracy Craven

I think is disscusting asking for tax on bedrooms we all have family's and grandchildren we have lived here all our lives and now your going to charge us for are bedrooms its a bloody cheek and some of us don't own our own houses like u the Goverment who owen so many we are not millionaires like u we weren't born with silver spoons in our mouths are parents worked bloody hard and still couldn't afford their own house next you will be taxing the air that we breath you are another margret...

I think is disscusting asking for tax on bedrooms we all have family's and grandchildren we have lived here all our lives and now your going to charge us for are bedrooms its a bloody cheek and some of us don't own our own houses like u the Goverment who owen so many we are not millionaires like u we weren't born with silver spoons in our mouths are parents worked bloody hard and still couldn't afford their own house next you will be taxing the air that we breath you are another margret thatcher only think of yourselves and and how much you can pinch of the working class and the disabled and pensioners and the less well off I never voted for your Goverment and never will leave us poor alone.

Lee Craven
Lee Craven
  • Tracy Craven

Here,here. I can see demonstrations coming

Lorna Taylor
Lorna Taylor
  • Tracy Craven

Cameron is blaming the old the young and the disabled and the unemployed for the state the country is in,no mention of all those politicians who have had their hands in the tills over the years and some of them have had their hands on innappropriate acts on children!!! What's been running this country is a bunch of paedophiles,thieves and now we have the Nazis!!!!

Michelle Veasey Was Baker
Michelle Veasey Was Baker
  • Tracy Craven

You had a nice big house to bring up your family - why can't you step aside to give another family a better life. I own my house and will be happy to sell it and find something smaller when mine have flown the nest as will most of my neighbours why should having a council house make a difference

Trevor Pace
Trevor Pace
  • Tracy Craven

DC Thatchers spoilt and priviledged grandchild

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Tracy Craven

Would you be so happy 2 give it up under these conditions......Apparently on January 1st 2014 the UK will open its door 2 unlimited numbers of people from Romania & Bulgaria, 29million people will be entitled to come here.....not just 2 work, but 2 take advantage of our benefits, housing, schools & health services, almost half of them live in poverty, so where would u go if u were them, that's right here in good old britain, i mean as if we don't already have enuf here already, don't get me...

Would you be so happy 2 give it up under these conditions......Apparently on January 1st 2014 the UK will open its door 2 unlimited numbers of people from Romania & Bulgaria, 29million people will be entitled to come here.....not just 2 work, but 2 take advantage of our benefits, housing, schools & health services, almost half of them live in poverty, so where would u go if u were them, that's right here in good old britain, i mean as if we don't already have enuf here already, don't get me wrong, i am all 4 helping those in need, but there's a limit 2 everything, our own already here are being stripped of everything as it is, this is a big world & they can't all possibly fit into the UK, we will become beggars in our own country because they will have it all, takes the micheal it really does!

Diane Lasken-Sondermann
Diane Lasken-Sondermann
  • Tracy Craven

Michelle Veasey Was Baker ....you sound like a communist. What right have you to tell people they can or can not have a guest bedroom? Read or watch "DR. SHIVAGO"..fine if you want to sell your home once your kids are grown but why should you & a bunch of control-freaks dictate to others who like their homes & like having a place their grown kids can visit what they may or may not do?

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Tracy Craven

Let's see how you feel when you have grandchildren hey. What a horrible person you are, no understanding of people in difficulties. Like me with lung disease and arthritis. Let's hope you don't end up in this situation one day!!

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Tracy Craven

Diane Lasken-Sondermann Michelle need's a reality check. What a bitch!!

Leanne Davies
Leanne Davies

I agree with the policy there are families living in over crowded council houses as the bigger homes are already lived in by people whose children have grown up and moved out, it is not your property it belongs to the council they maintain it and subsidise the rent everyone has the right to buy at the end of the day.I myself liked my council house enough to buy it when I was only workimg 16hours a week and lived alone with my daughter its not that hard.

Janet Forbes
Janet Forbes
  • Leanne Davies

People cannot afford to buy coucil houses now, even with a discount. Why should they be forced to leave somewhere they have paid high rents on for years.

Anne Chandley
Anne Chandley
  • Leanne Davies

people should never of been allowed to buy houses from the council thats one of the reasons there is not enough housing now!!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

It is that hard if your sick & disabled leanne!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

If the goverments had not let every 1 else in this country & give them houses just like that, then there would be no shortage would there, so its ok 2 toss people out on the streets & ignore their rights 2 a family life is it, which by the way is 1 of your human rights, plenty of people coming into this country & using those human rights 2 get housed, but we in our own country dont have the same, are you having a laugh here?, there are thousands of empty property's now boarded up, empty, yet...

If the goverments had not let every 1 else in this country & give them houses just like that, then there would be no shortage would there, so its ok 2 toss people out on the streets & ignore their rights 2 a family life is it, which by the way is 1 of your human rights, plenty of people coming into this country & using those human rights 2 get housed, but we in our own country dont have the same, are you having a laugh here?, there are thousands of empty property's now boarded up, empty, yet they can borrow 32billion 2 build a stupid railway route that only Bankers & VIPS's will ever use, don't see anyone complaining about that, or that the rich get council tax rebates on their spare rooms whilst the poor, sick & disabled have 2 pay 4 their extra spare room, when you sign a legal document saying your home is 4 life, then that's how it should be, proper makes me angry that some of you on here are that ignorant of the facts of peoples lifes, their situations, their disabilities, why don't you go tell it 2 the goverments, instead of being brainwashed by there clever tactics, certainly know where my vote is going at the next election!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

Why don't you voice your opinion on this leanne, at least then you would be directing it the right way......Apparently on January 1st 2014 the UK will open its door 2 unlimited numbers of people from Romania & Bulgaria, 29million people will be entitled to come here.....not just 2 work, but 2 take advantage of our benefits, housing, schools & health services, almost half of them live in poverty, so where would u go if u were them, that's right here in good old britain, I mean as if we don't...

Why don't you voice your opinion on this leanne, at least then you would be directing it the right way......Apparently on January 1st 2014 the UK will open its door 2 unlimited numbers of people from Romania & Bulgaria, 29million people will be entitled to come here.....not just 2 work, but 2 take advantage of our benefits, housing, schools & health services, almost half of them live in poverty, so where would u go if u were them, that's right here in good old britain, I mean as if we don't already have enuf here already, don't get me wrong, I am all 4 helping those in need, but there's a limit 2 everything, our own already here are being stripped of everything as it is, this is a big world & they can't all possibly fit into the UK, we will become beggars in our own country because they will have it all, takes the piss it really does!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

PS: Social housing is not owned by the council or goverment, get your facts right......In the United Kingdom, housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in need of a home. Any trading surplus is used to maintain existing housing and to help finance new homes. Although independent they are regulated by the state and commonly receive public funding. They are now the United Kingdom's major providers of new housing for...

PS: Social housing is not owned by the council or goverment, get your facts right......In the United Kingdom, housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in need of a home. Any trading surplus is used to maintain existing housing and to help finance new homes. Although independent they are regulated by the state and commonly receive public funding. They are now the United Kingdom's major providers of new housing for rent, while many also run shared ownership schemes to help those who cannot afford to buy a home outright.

Housing associations provide a wide range of housing, some managing large estates of housing for families, while the smallest may perhaps manage a single scheme of housing for older people. Much of the supported accommodation in the UK is also provided by Housing Associations, with specialist projects for people with mental health or learning disabilities, with substance misuse problems (alcohol or illegal drugs), the formerly homeless, young people, ex-offenders and women fleeing domestic violence.

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

People should never been allowed in this country to take all the housing you mean anne!

Bailey Carter
Bailey Carter
  • Leanne Davies

The implementation of the tax is flawed. If they provided ENOUGH one bedroom properties to downsize to it would work. As it stands there are little or no one bedroom properties available

Garry Hart
Garry Hart

Guy Forks had the right idea, shame he dint finish the job, the romans never left the uk tax this tax that have a shit if over 1inch tax it fart longer then 3 sec tax that get done for speeding on the nest then tax the lenth off it next everything is some form off tax I cant breath soon.

Christine Townsley
Christine Townsley

I have a house that is for severely disabled daughter and have a spare room because my other children have moved on bud the the factor says there isn't any disabled 2 bedroom houses suitable for my daughters needs so I am forced to pay this tax

Becks Roan
Becks Roan
  • Christine Townsley

this is where there should be exceptions to the rule.

Tony Gibbon
Tony Gibbon

life o benefits is hard enough.I have family that need a place to stay when they visit if I am forced to move they may stop coming as I live in a tourist area and accomodation is expensive.

Elaine Ross McPherson
Elaine Ross McPherson

Build more houses! If this allowed, the government will take away more of our rights...little and often.
People need to use their rooms in their houses as they see fit! What rule said you cant have a guest room or a dining room?

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