From the Daily Mail.
An illegal immigrant has demanded to be flown home after saying he was fed up with British people – because they are “rude and unfriendly”.
Speaking today, Mokhtar Tabet, 30 – who has been given a home, food and free travel around London – claims his local council has breached his human rights by moving him to a place he does not like.
He was refused asylum in 2004 and is set to be deported.
He said: “The council evicted me from my home in September and moved me to Streatham, which I don’t like.
“The new place is small, and the kitchen closes at 9pm, so I can’t have anything to eat late at night. They have taken away my human rights.”
Croydon Council says it has bent over backwards to help Tabet, who fled Algeria in 2002.
A spokesman said: “Mr Tabet was accommodated in Norbury Crescent, with Croydon Council paying his rent, council tax and utility bills.
“In July, his landlord gave him two months’ notice to quit the premises, and the council offered him a flat in Anerley Road, which he refused citing its poor state of repair.
“The necessary repairs were carried out and he again refused it.
“He was told that refusal would amount to him making himself intentionally homeless and he would be placed in hostel-style accommodation. He agreed to this.”
Mr Tabet is entitled to return to Algeria at his own expense and admits that he “does not like it here”.
But he refuses to do so and says Britain will have to pay for his travel if it wants him to leave.
He moaned: “I miss Algeria. The English people are not helpful, they are so unfriendly and rude.
“I thought I had made friends in Croydon, but when I ask them for money they don’t give me it, so I know they can’t be my friends.”
Mr Tabet fled Algeria in 2002 after being arrested for refusing to give up his home so the army could monitor terrorist activity in his town.
Released after 30 days’ solitary confinement he fled to Britain, illegally entering the country on a flight from Tunisia, and sought asylum.
He now receives £32 a week in vouchers from Croydon Council to buy food with while he awaits deportation.
Unsatisfied at this, he griped: “Croydon Council only gives me food vouchers, they won’t give me cash. I want the money.
“I have nothing to buy new clothes with, I have to go to a refugee centre. But if there’s not anything nice there, you leave with nothing.
“I want the council to give me a bigger flat and money instead of vouchers.”
Mr Tabet suffers from diabetes, a retina disease and kidney failure and believes he should be allowed to stay in the country so he can continue to get free NHS care.
He said: “The Home Office said I could afford the medicine back home, but I can’t, I don’t have a job.”
The council insists he has no grounds for complaint. The spokesman explained: “He is supported by the council by way of vouchers, in accordance with the law.”
Mr Tabet admits that since he was refused asylum he has “stayed and no one has said anything about it”.