Posted on August 18, 2022

‘Too Cold’ – Afghan Refugees Refuse Free Homes in Scotland and Wales

Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, August 14, 2022

Refugees from Afghanistan have reportedly refused to move to Scotland or Wales from their taxpayer-funded hotel accommodations for fear that the countries are “too cold” or that they don’t speak English.

On Friday, the government revealed that around 21,000 Afghans have been relocated to the United Kingdom {snip}

According to a report from The Telegraph, around 9,500 Afghans and their families are still being housed in hotels in England a year after they were evacuated from Kabul.

The scheme to house the refugees in hotels is costing the taxpayer around £1 million per day. This is in addition to the £3 million spent per day housing other migrants in hotels, including those who cross the English Channel illegally.

The British broadsheet reported that, despite many Afghans being unhappy with remaining in hotels for such a long time, there is a reluctance to move to Scotland or Wales because they believe the British Home Nations are too cold.


Aside from the enormous cost to the British taxpayer, the migrant hotel scheme has proved deadly dangerous on occasion.

For example, in 2020, a migrant from Sudan went on a stabbing spree in the Glasgow hotel in which he was being housed. {snip}


There have also been security concerns raised about the vast numbers of Afghans evacuated in the wake of the unilateral American withdrawal from the country, with the UK Border Force admitting last year that many Afghans were arriving in the country with forged identity documents.