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Britain First Supporters Complain About Migrants Who Can't Speak English In Rather Ironic Manner

06/11/2015 13:46 GMT | Updated 07/11/2015 14:59 GMT

Britain First supporters are once again upping the irony stakes, this time by using badly-spelt and poorly-punctuated Facebook posts to complain about people claiming benefits who can't speak English properly.

In a dubiously-photoshopped and inevitably CAPS-LOCKED presentation, the far-right pseudo-political group posed one of the pressing questions of our time.

The post attracted over 100 responses, of which an embarrassing number left a lot to be desired in terms of spelling and punctuation.

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Oh dear.

What all these people appear not to know is that people claiming asylum in the UK are not allowed to work. Also, they have to live on as little as £36.95 a week - hardly a fortune.

It's not the first time we've seen such astounding nonsense from the far-right.

Earlier this year a host of right-wingers used incredibly poor English to deplore the lack of English speakers in England.

For a bit of context about why those "coming to our country" may not have the most polished English skills, here's some background.

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The chart above shows the the origin countries of the 19,196 people who claimed asylum in the UK from January to July of 2015.

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In fact the 'Christian' group already have such a bad reputation that Church of England clergy recently wrote an open letter slamming their attitude to Muslims.