Shaun Bailey, the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate wrote that young single girls in inner cities deliberately become pregnant in order to secure homes and benefits.
“These people are not stupid. If the state offers them money for doing something, they will do it. It is as simple as that.”
Bailey told the Conservative conference in 2008 that there was a “cottage industry” in single mothers getting pregnant for handouts.
The newly unearthed comments follow the emergence of a policy paper written by Bailey in which he suggested that Hindu and Muslim communities contributed to communities becoming “crime-riddled cesspool[s].”
LONDON — Single girls in inner cities “deliberately become pregnant” in order to secure homes and benefits from the government, the Conservatives’ London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey, wrote in 2006.
Bailey, who has secured the nomination to take on London mayor Sadiq Khan, wrote in the Telegraph that “any young girl living in the inner city will be clued up on how the system works.”
In the comments, unearthed by Business Insider, he added: “They won’t be too careful about not becoming parents. In some cases, they will deliberately become pregnant – as they know that if they do, they will get a flat.”
He went on: “It is the same with benefits. These people are not stupid. If the state offers them money for doing something, they will do it. It is as simple as that.
Bailey wrote that the state needed to get away from the idea that it is “acceptable” to be a single mother.
“Many of the first single mums were housed in my part of London, reassuring them that it was acceptable – even desirable – for mothers to have babies on their own,” he wrote, adding “that assumption is flawed because we now know that a child growing up without a father is so …read more
Source:: Business Insider