More ‘Refugees’ In Hotels

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Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast, has long been a favourite holiday destination for families stretching back to Victorian times. In recent years the town has been rather neglected and the once-thriving B&B’s have been filled with benefit claimants and drug addicts.

In a move that will only hasten the decline of Scarborough (and no doubt Bridlington and the other nearby seaside towns), it has been announced that a hotel in Scarborough is moving in 100 Afghans – part of a £27,000 contract with the government at £27 per person per night.

We can only guess which hotel, but one that springs to mind is ‘The Grand’ over-looking Scarborough bay. A quick look at the figures show that the £27,000 is a ten-night stay for the 100 refugees. If they stay for approximately 3 months (90 days) that figure rises to £243,000. No wonder the hotel chains are rubbing their hands at the thought of all that tax-payers cash.

“We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.”

Enoch Powell – 20 April 1968


Meanwhile another hotel, this time in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, has announced that it is also going to take in Afghans. The managing director of the group which runs Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top has offered to house Afghanistan refugees who have helped the British forces over the last 10 years. Nothing to do with the money of course. Cedar Court has previously been exposed as one of the hotels housing asylum seekers in the past.

Several Afghan families are being housed at the Metropolitan hotel in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, which charges £33 per person per night. Recently, a five year old Afghan boy fell to his death from a 9th floor window at the hotel.

The family of Afghans – two adults and five children had arrived in the UK from Kabul several weeks ago. This was before it was clear that the Taliban would take over the country. Initially the Afghan family were being housed in a hotel in Manchester before being moved to the hotel in Sheffield as part of the Home Office funded ARAP scheme.

How many more hotels are going to cash in on the Afghans at our expense?

Note: Over 10,000 ‘asylum-seekers’ of many different nationalities are already being housed in hotels across the UK.

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