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Benefit system madness.

Muslim husbands with more than one wife to get extra benefits as ministers recognise polygamy. This is not made up. I read this article on dinoplod‘s blog under the title ‘I don’t believe it’. I simply find it……………………..unbelievable, shall we say. 

This is absolutely staggering that someone can claim extra benefits for having more than one wife……………………….and the tax payer is expected to cough up with their hard earned cash, having been robbed again by the Government, to pay for the luxury of more than one wife.

Husbands living in a “harem” with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners.

A Muslim man with four spouses – which is permitted under Islamic law – could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone.

He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit, to reflect the fact his household needs a bigger property.


10 Responses

  1. Ship em all back to their factory of origin as not conforming to standard.

  2. 1) This has been the case since the 80s. All that has happened recently is that the policy has been reviewed and they have decided NOT to alter the existing regulations (brought in under the Tories).

    “Ministers launched a review of the benefit rules for polygamous marriages in November 2006, after it emerged that some families had benefited financially.

    The review concluded in December last year with agreement that the extra benefits should continue to be paid. But the decision was not publicly announced.”

    2) It’s cheaper than paying each of the additional wives single parent benefit, which is the alternative. They get LESS in benefits collectively than if they all applied for benefit separately.

    Although, 3) In polygamous cultures, men are theoretically only entitled to as many wives as they can afford to keep/provide for, so really none of them should need benefits at all.

    4) And our government is not condoning polygamy. Though at least there is some recognition of the father’s/husband’s responsibility towards his family, unlike in good old GB where any tosser with his pants down and mysterious lack of condoms is happy to sow his seed then fail to give a damn until the CSA come knocking.

    It’s a tricky one.

  3. Erm, excuse me…. how exactly is having more than one wife a “privilege”? Are the wives not people too? They’re not property, they’re people in their own right, and I can’t see why they should get as much money as if they were the only person married to the man. Sorry if that sounded slightly too indignant, I’m in an odd frame of mind today…

  4. Oops. Above comment, “should” should read “shouldn’t”. *reinserts brain*

  5. In polygamous cultures, men are theoretically only entitled to as many wives as they can afford to keep/provide for, so really none of them should need benefits at all.

    That was from Tabitha

  6. Blimey! much as I love Debbie Gadget etc the thought of more than one wife does my head in. Anyone prepared to take on more than one woman DESERVES extra cash just for all that ear ache!

  7. Wrote about it over a week ago, it’s happening here in Canada as well. I always thought polygamy was illegal, sigh…I guess there are two laws, one for us and one for them…ciao

  8. Surely this is the least that we can do for our Nouveau Brits.

  9. More than one could be a nightmare in a free world, but in a controlled environment where women may be treated subserviently, it might not be a nightmare. Er OK, I give in, more than one, is just too much to handle!

  10. “pay for the luxury of more than one wife.” Wouldn’t that be considered hazard pay??? Sorry, just joking…every now and then I can’t help myself. Seems a risky proposition to keep more than one wife.

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