A mother of eight living on housing benefit in a £2.6million home provided by her London council said today: "I'm not going to pretend it isn't great."
Francesca Walker told of her new life in the Notting Hill townhouse which costs taxpayers £90,000 a year.
She added: "I've lived in overcrowded flats on estates with gangs that kicked our door in and harassed my children, but now we're living on a street of millionaires."
A family who were moved into a £1.2million home at taxpayers' expense are still there for Christmas despite the Government promising a crackdown on housing benefits.
Mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saiedi moved into the seven-bedroom detached property in July and receives £170,000 a year in benefits, which includes £12,500 a month for her rent.
Her council has been unable to find suitable council housing, forcing it to pay a private landlord to re-house the family.
A couple who have lived in a tent for two years have been told they will remain homeless for Christmas.
Karen and Richard Smith endure freezing nights as they sleep under canvas.
The Argus highlighted their case in November.
At the time they were hoping their housing list bid for a flat in Saltdean would be accepted – but they have discovered their bid has failed.
Karen, 40, said: “We are just stuck at the moment. We haven’t been able to bid for the last six weeks, while we waited to see if we would get this flat.
Go on keep voting for the Tri-Axis of evil parties but remember this. Lose your job and you lose your home. Your home will then be sold to an housing association which will then rent it out to Local Authorities, who will pay massive sums of our money to house the new owners of your home.