The villagers who can’t take any more: ROBERT HARDMAN meets fed up residents of Longford, which currently doubles up as overflow hotel accommodation for migrants
Bored: Residents say many of the men simply spend their days sitting on front garden walls as they have nothing else do in the tiny village
Eva and Donald Young, tourists just off the plane from Canada, have paid £34 for their hotel room. Adrian and Katerina, on holiday from Perth, Australia, have spent £50 for theirs (though they say it’s filthy and they wish they hadn’t). But they are the minority.
Most people staying at the Heathrow Lodge Hotel, right next to Britain’s biggest airport, are not paying a penny for their accommodation — because we, British taxpayers, are.
For this is not so much a hotel as a sprawling Home Office transit camp for asylum-seekers.
And if these non-paying guests are lucky, they might even get a free limousine thrown in.