I am sure most ordinary people, like me,read your article headlined 'This is like winning the lottery' with incredulity.
It beggars belief that, in this day and age, Ealing Council and the rent service have learned nothing from the great bed and breakfast scandals of the eighties, when private landlords held Ealing and other councils to ransom, and tens of millions of pounds of public funds were squandered.
It is not good enough for the council to close the stable door after the horse has bolted in sacking three junior (temporary) officers.
This is an outcome of poor policy,poor practice,poor judgement and governance.Ultimately, accountability lies higher up in the organisation's hierarchy.
The rent service needs to wake up if we are to believe that their incompetence is only the result of the odd anomaly - yes, just as we are to believe personal data is secure in public (or is it private?) hands.
As for Mr Saindi, his remarks were ill-advised, ill-timed, insensitive and inflammatory,and demonstrated a total lack of gratitude to and respect for the people of Ealing and the UK in general.
If this is a sensible use of taxpayers' money, the law is an ass and the country,like the economy, is going down the pan.
In case Mr Saindi and his family didn't know, there are thousands of families in Ealing alone living in cramped, unsatisfactory and often appalling housing conditions.
Frequently, opposite sex children have to share bedrooms, sometimes with their parents, many of whom are already on the council homes waiting list, but with no realistic chance of ever being rehoused suitably.
Such people would jump at the chance of occupying this 'chicken coop' in Acton.
And why, in any case,should Mr Saindi and his family not be expected to double up in some bedrooms, with brothers and/or sisters using twin or bunk beds, like thousands of ordinary families across Ealing who work and struggle to buy or rent their homes without ever asking the state to pay out £12,000 per month just for rent?
Instead of seven bedrooms, four perhaps would have sufficed, reducing taxpayers'burdens significantly. Ealing Council and the Rent Service -get your acts together! Mr Saindi, wind your neck in, stop ruffling feathers and get back on your perch.