Angry villagers are campaigning to evict some 70 asylum-seekers from a hotel that has been home to refugees for almost four months at an estimated cost to the taxpayer of up to £750,000. Asylum-seekers from Somalia, Syria and Iraq have been at the Britannia Hotel in Standish, near Wigan, since July while waiting for government officials to process their applications.
The Facebook group's founder, Ian Adamczyk, 35, said: 'There are generations who have used their time to make this village safe and secure for their children and grandchildren yet no one in authority has consulted them as to what is going to happen or how they feel about this situation.
'If people are genuinely fleeing their countries with their family and children, Britain would hold its hands out to them - but there seems to be too many people exploiting our country and just coming here for a better life. Nearly all the people in the hotel are young men.
'I think there are people in this country that need the help more or at least just as much. We are never going to be able to help every poor person in the whole world.'
On Thursday, in the space of two hours, three minibuses dropped off dozens of men at the back entrance to the hotel. "