Asylum seekers stand outside their homes with doors painted in red in Costa Street, Middlesbrough. They say the doors have made them a target [Image: Owen Humphreys/PA].

The double-standards of our supposedly ‘One Nation’ Conservative Government beggar belief.

We already know that, threatened with a rebellion over cuts, the Tory Government hastily stumped up a £300 million ‘relief fund’ that will benefit – guess who? – Conservative-voting shires, mostly in the Home Counties.

Now it seems these same shires have been refusing to accept the responsibility of housing asylum-seekers – pushing them onto areas run by other parties.

So they get an easy time of it in both cases, while others have to struggle.

Conservatives: They really are more a parasite infestation than a government.

Destitute asylum seekers should be dispersed to the Tory shires, including the home secretary’s constituency town of Maidenhead, which currently receive none at all, a Commons committee has demanded.

The Commons home affairs committee said that under the current dispersal system the majority of asylum seekers are sent to low-cost housing in urban areas such as Glasgow, Stoke, and Middlesbrough – where the recent “red doors” row highlighted their concentration.

The MPs said too many local authorities were unwilling to take part in the voluntary dispersal scheme and ministers should bring pressure to bear on them to volunteer and provide suitable accommodation for asylum seekers.

Source: Commons committee calls for asylum seekers to be housed in Tory shires | UK news | The Guardian

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