Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Polygamous husbands can claim cash for their harems

This is London reports Polygamous husbands settling in Britain with multiple wives can claim extra benefits for their "harems" even though bigamy is a crime in the UK, it has emerged.
If it is a crime in the UK put them in prison, or deport them.
Opposition MPs are demanding an urgent change in the law, claiming that the Government is recognising and rewarding a custom which has no legal status and which is "alien" to this country's cultural traditions. Officials said yesterday a review was now under way into whether the state should continue to pay out income support, jobseeker's allowance and housing and council tax benefits to 'extra' spouses.
at socialism gets you.
See whIslamic law allows a man to take up to four wives, providing he can provide for them fairly and equally.
But he is not providing for them at all. He is putting them on the dole.
But British law only ever recognises one spouse, while bigamy is punishable by up to seven years in jail.
Tell them they have two weeks to leave or you are going to put them in jail.
However, if a husband and his wives arrive and settle in Britain having wed in a country where polygamy is legal, then the UK benefits system recognises his extra wives as dependents and pays them accordingly.
Stupid policy
.... Tory MP for Monmouth David Davies condemned the arrangements as "appalling", and called for an immediate halt to the payments. He said: "People who come to this country must be prepared to abide by our laws and rules. Polygamy is completely alien to our cultural and legal tradition, and it's disgraceful that our benefits system is recognising and rewarding it. "Why are some people in Government falling over themselves to undermine every tradition that has made this country what it is?"
because they are liberal socialists.
.... A DWP official insisted the rules did not "reward" polygamy, as second wives receive less in benefits than single women. A single person can claim just under £60 per week in jobseeker's allowance, while couples receive up to £92.80, but each 'additional spouse' in a polygamous marriage receives an extra £33.65.
It is still rewarding them, just not as much. Paying them £0 would be not rewarding them.

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