Taxpayer funded pizzas for illegal migrants
Taxpayers in England have reportedly funded the purchase of takeaway pizza to the tune of over £38,000 for migrants who arrived in the country illegally via the English Channel, a report has claimed.
It has been alleged that government officials charged with looking after migrants at the now-closed Tug Haven holding centre spent £38,962 at a single branch of Domino’s Pizza using government credit cards within five months.
The largest of these orders is reported to have consisted of 200 pizzas in one go, with staff at the branch reported as saying that they were “rushed off their feet” each time a fresh wave of migrants arrived.
Purchases of the pizzas have now reportedly ceased, with a catering company taking over the role of feeding the migrants as of December last year.