Despite paying nothing into the system he lavished praise on Britain in a recent TV documentary, boasting: “It’s coming in benefits. It’s like free money, thank you England.”
Latest figures show there are 3,500 working-age Romanian benefit claimants in the UK, two years after we opened the border to the country and invited them in.
The amount fraudulently claimed and sent overseas is not seen as a “big issue”, according to officials, yet the figure is feared to run into millions of pounds.
Cheap labour and materials in Romania mean it is easy to build homes millions of hard-working British families can only dream of.