Afghanistan: Lord Richard Harrington, the Minister for Refugees, wrote in late June to inform local governments that the government was looking for an additional 2,000 homes, 500 of which would have four bedrooms, to accommodate 10,500 asylum seekers. Can go
Afghan asylum seekers oppose relocating to Scotland or Wales, claiming it is too cold and no one speaks English there.
According to sources who spoke to the Daily Telegraph, the typical London-centric mentality of the British middle class was present in those who fled the Taliban's rapid resurgence during the chaotic and bloody western evacuation of Kabul last August.
About 7,000 Afghan asylum seekers, including those serving in US-NATO occupation forces and their families, have agreed to live there permanently.
However, another 9,500 people currently live in hotels in the UK, costing the taxpayer around £1 million a day.
Daily expenses for housing an additional 26,000 asylum seekers, including those trafficked illegally across the English Channel, total an additional £3 million.
Lord Richard Harrington, the Minister for Refugees, wrote in late June to inform local governments that the government was looking for an additional 2,000 homes, 500 of which would have four bedrooms, to accommodate 10,500 asylum seekers. . He claimed that private landlords, real estate investors and even online marketplace Rightmove had been approached.
According to a statement from the Home Office, "Finding adequate housing is a challenge not only for Afghans and those in need of security, but also for British nationals on waiting lists for homes.
"Hotels provide safe, secure and clean accommodation, but they do not provide long-term solutions," it added.
On BBC 2's Newsnight, he said the situation prevented asylum seekers from establishing a new life in the UK.
Since September last year, he claimed, they have been staying in the same hotel room, and his wife was finding it difficult to accommodate. "She's not guilty, because I'm aware of the circumstances. With two kids, she spends a year in that room. Things aren't good because these are kids and she's depressed."