@Psychotext But they can afford to send money home because they are living in HMOs with no long term overheads such as mortgages. The increased costs of living is a red herring because it will only affect the person working here, not their wife and kids that are still in their own country.|
So an Eastern European can afford to live 10 to a house for cheap rent (or in a lot of cases provided by the employer), while sending money home where the rest of his family has a cost of living that is two-thirds less and claiming child benefit at UK rates for children who would have never been to the UK.
If someone told a minimum wage worker in this country that they could move abroad for a few years and send enough money back to the UK in that time to get a big deposit on a mortgage then they would do it. Ultimately though, it can only be a bad thing for anyone who resides permanently in that country.
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