This isn’t a great surprise, is it?

A serial conman has admitted pretending that his family died in the Grenfell Tower fire to obtain about £12,500 that was intended for genuine victims.

Anh Nhu Nguyen gave television interviews describing his harrowing escape and the loss of his wife and son in the fire on June 14. He posed as a victim for almost two weeks and was photographed with the Prince of Wales when he met survivors.

Nguyen, 52, showed no emotion as he pleaded guilty through a translator to two charges of fraud by false representation at Southwark crown court yesterday. He will be sentenced on December 15.

It is thought that about 80 people were killed in the fire, which devastated the 24-storey building and left scores homeless.

Nguyen was thought to be among them and was given a hotel room, clothing, food and electrical items, as well as cash from Kensington and Chelsea council and charities.

Then again, this probably is the right way to do it. Immediate aftermath of a disaster, just hand out the goodies to everyone without checking claims. Tighten the net as time goes on.

If we’re handing out bottled water when the mains go down we’re not going to insist that people prove they’re really thirsty, are we?

47 thoughts on “This isn’t a great surprise, is it?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Anh Nhu Nguyen

    If you live among people you regard as, at best, aliens and enemies at worse, then ripping them off is not a moral issue.

    gave television interviews describing his harrowing escape and the loss of his wife and son in the fire on June 14. …. Nguyen, 52, showed no emotion as he pleaded guilty through a translator to two charges of fraud by false representation at Southwark crown court yesterday.

    So his English suddenly dried up did it? Costing us more again.

    He will be sentenced on December 15.

    And he will be out by February I expect. He should have just stolen someone’s DVD player. He could do £12,000 damage to someone’s house and the police would not even be bothered to come and take a statement. But get caught up in the issue de jour and you’re in the spotlight.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Then again, this probably is the right way to do it. Immediate aftermath of a disaster, just hand out the goodies to everyone without checking claims. Tighten the net as time goes on.”

    Agreed, but then throw the book at them and make sure the sentence is widely publicised and where they are refugees/illegal immigrants straight from jail to a plane at Heathrow with no appeals.

    I’d be even happier to throw them out straight away to save us the expense keeping them in prison and paying for all the inevitable appeals, with the warning that if the step back in the country they will then serve out the prison term.

  3. Still no indication of a confirmed death toll or an attempt to raise the thorny issue of illegal subletting which is estimated to be endemic across almost all London boroughs. The scale of welfare and other fraud is already logarithmic. Half the world is on their way to get their share of the perceived ‘goodies’ and once Corbyn is in the floodgates will be cast open- expect 100 million people to be here (even in the heavily rigged ‘official’ statistics) within a decade – but hey, they will vote Labour and that’s the priority!!

  4. ‘we’re not going to insist that people prove they’re really thirsty, are we?’

    Not when we are spending Other People’s Money.

  5. Remind me why shitty lowland Viets are in Britain, again?

    It’s one thing to bring in Viet generals (who only lost because the US State Department and Republican cuckold faggot Henry Cabot Lodge overthrew the great strongman Ngo Dinh Diem), or bad assed feral Montagnard tribesmen. But people whose only merits are in their ability to cook Chinese food, but slightly different, and look like Chinese, but fuck slightly more like flip LBFMs?

    Sad.

  6. “If we’re handing out bottled water when the mains go down we’re not going to insist that people prove they’re really thirsty, are we?”

    Wouldn’t we at least want to prove they lived in the area affected?

  7. Paul Rain, dickhead! there must be somewhere else you can spout off your racist crap? if you have a point about immigrants make it but don’t use it to hide your real agenda.

  8. We should process them quickly but not without some basic checks. At the least there should be some list they should be on. With that lax attitude we should make the punishment for abuse severe.

  9. Everyone who is critical of this Vietnamese person and the reaction to what he did is, ipso facto, a Thick.Racist.Prick. and I include myself in this given that I’d like to stick him in a wooden cage up to his shoulders in water, hand him a gun with a single bullet in the barrel and force him to hold it against his temple and pull the trigger a maximum of six times

  10. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    Is it still ok to say “Chinese, Japanese, look at these, dirty knees”?

  11. “Then again, this probably is the right way to do it. Immediate aftermath of a disaster, just hand out the goodies to everyone without checking claims.”

    Blankets, water, a hot meal certainly. Commandeer a sports hall or community centre and a load of camping beds probably. Cash, private accommodation, armfuls of stuff, no.

    I’m beginning to think Theresa May was keen to be PM as an attempt to insulate herself from the problems started by Labour’s clowns that were Home Secretary and perpetuated by herself for several more years.

  12. was given a hotel room, clothing, food and electrical items, as well as cash from Kensington and Chelsea council and charities

    How the bleedin’ ‘eck does that add up to £12,500? Was he housed in the Savoy instead of in a Travelodge in Hounslow?

  13. So Much For Subtlety

    Thud – “if you have a point about immigrants make it but don’t use it to hide your real agenda.”

    If he is trying to hide anything, he is doing a poor job of it.

    But he does make a good point. Why is a single Vietnamese person in Britain? Why is a single Uzbek in the US? Why is it people like you like slavery so much you are willing to condemn thousands of girls to servitude? The only humanitarian response is to ban Vietnamese moving to this country to be exploited in nail bars!

  14. Ask not what we can do for Anh Nhu Nguyen, instead ask what he does for us by being here. Not a lot, I suspect.

  15. SMFS,

    Vietnamese nail bar slavery is a Social Justice trope, not an actual fact, so surprised to see you cite that. Although its amusing to see it cited as a reason to stop immigration totally – it would upset the idiots who created this trope to think it could be ‘misused’ in this way.

    So I guess our mission is to go and find other SJW lies and misrepresentations, and show how we can turn them round to suit our alternative agenda…

  16. @Watchman

    It’s the sheer genius of having slaves work openly in shops on the high street that make no effort to hide what they are.

    No-one would ever think of looking there.

    How can anyone doubt it is true?

  17. Watchman, I suspect that SMFS’s comment was so far above your head that you couldn’t even see the vapour trail.

  18. So Much For Subtlety

    Gamecock – “So explain to me ‘A serial conman.’”

    Gutless judges and a lack of a three strikes law?

    Henry Crun – “I suspect that SMFS’s comment was so far above your head that you couldn’t even see the vapour trail.”

    That’s a little harsh don’t you think and perhaps not fair?

    However the only way to combat the exploitation of these poor Vietnamese slaves is to ban their importation. I can understand why this particular Vietnamese gentleman might prefer a life of crime to a life of servitude doing nails. But we should make sure he does not have to make that choice!

  19. About half a million previous convictions. Clearly he is the ‘enrichment’ part of Diversity we are told about. Alas the enrichment is his.

  20. SMFS, We already have enough laws on employment why not enforce them as it would end the slavery without any need for new laws. I still think this blog is usually above outright racist shite in the comments.

  21. Thud: You’re a few months out of date I’m afraid. It’s been descending into Stormfront Minor as the non-racist regulars leave in disgust and outright bigots like Paul Rain post without even a raised eyebrow.

  22. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    Matthew, Thud – sorry lads, it’s 2017 and the race card is maxed out. You’re on the wrong side of history.

  23. It is odd how this ‘racist and ‘bigot’ stuff is used to elbow the whites out of their place.
    Who is going to care for the righteous SJWs in their age – the noble diversities?

  24. So Much For Subtlety

    Matthew L – “Thud: You’re a few months out of date I’m afraid. It’s been descending into Stormfront Minor as the non-racist regulars leave in disgust and outright bigots like Paul Rain post without even a raised eyebrow.”

    Blah, blah, blah, blah. It is interesting to see a leftist post without considering root causes. What could have made so many formerly middle of the road liberals turn against their Vibrant neighbours? What is driving this radicalization?

    What non-racist regulars have left? Everyone is being driven away from Leftist bullsh!t. Not all at the same speed but in the same direction. Reality is rather insistent. Even Paul B has not given up. Ian left but that is because he got a job. The only people we seem to have lost have been people on your side like Arnald. Big loss.

    But full marks for trying to shame people for being honest. Outstanding.

  25. Piss off Thud.

    The racism,racism,racism shite is the central plank and working tool of cultural marxism.

    So you yourself are a CM tool or you are a mug who has been taken in by their fucking cant.

    Why is some Viet conman in this country? We kept out of the Viet mess which is about the only decent thing Harold Wilson ever did–tho in fairness he was never a brazen traitor like the EU-sucking Heath. Why is this puke here to cause us trouble and expense?

    Whatever of the cash he has left should have been recovered, he should have been worked over and deported forever.

  26. MatthewL: “It’s been descending into Stormfront Minor as the non-racist regulars leave in disgust…”

    Yet you’re still here…? *raised eyebrow*

  27. MatthewL

    I think you are going to have to mention at least one non-racist regular who left.

    Otherwise you are just flapping gums.

  28. Rusty-Bollox seems to have made his irksome presence less felt of late. Seems SMfS (T.R.P. pbuh) has prevailed.

  29. Irontwat is one of those irritating wankers who believes ‘Islamophobia’ is a thing, and that Islam is a race. I detected a slight winding in of his pencilly neck after the Ariana Grande bombing when one of the cunts he seems so anxious to protect blew up a load of little girls a few miles up the motorway from his own fair abode of Liverpool. I understand from his rambling shite that he watches football in the latter city – perhaps it occurred to him that the Kop would make a nice target. I can’t lie, it has occurred to me.

  30. I resent suggestions that I am not racist.
    If you could airdrop 100 random Jews, Chinese, Tanzanians and Nigerians onto 4 equal fertile islands and come back in 50 years times, I predict there would be different outcomes best explained by culture and race.
    I still think all should have a fair go.

  31. Rusty-Bollox seems to have made his irksome presence less felt of late.

    Tbh, IMNSHO, unless he could shoe-horn accusations of racism in to the thread, he was a perfectly reasonable and occasionally inspired commentor.

  32. @J²
    How do you know Geoff isn’t a Vietnamese nailbar girl. If there’s 300,000 of them in the country they must be very well disguised.

  33. I was wondering when Ecks the resident clown would chime in…and I didn’t have to wait long. Way to many gobshite keyboard warriors here but fun to listen to the unsettled ex guardian readers who comment here.

  34. I called you for the CM stooge you are Dud. That you are such a fool don’t blame me.

    Try looking outside the confines of your empty head.

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