As Syrian refugees are treated to a home worth an estimated £400,000, 1,132 Brits are waiting for social housing.
According to Express, the property is in Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s constituency of historic Rye, East Sussex. Despite being empty for two years, it is now reserved for “imminent arrivals” by Rother Council.
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, told Express, “I think it’s absolutely disgraceful when people are homeless. Maybe a family with three or four children could have that house or veterans. I don’t think this should be allowed.”
UKIP home affairs spokeswoman Jane Collins reacted to the news saying, “What more proof do we need of the Government not putting British people first?”
The report continues, saying of the people waiting for social housing, 158 want three-bedroom homes, 31 are looking for four-bedroom properties, six need five bedrooms and one is waiting for a six-bedroomed house.