Dr Alex George Faces Backlash After Buying Four Cottages In Wales
He intends to house a Ukrainian family in one
Love Island’s Dr. Alex is facing backlash from people online after he purchased four cottages in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which he plans to rennovate and turn into holiday homes.
Sharing the news on his social media, the A&E doctor said that he planned to give one home to a Urkrainian family fleeing the war in their country. However, many local people have criticised his purchases as ‘unhelpful’. The reason for this is because many people local to the area have reported that they are struggling to buy a home, with people like Alex making the situation even more difficult for them by pushing up the prices buying a second a third home for themselves.
In response to that, Dr. Alex took to his Instagram stories to share the details behind his purchase. Explaining, he began:
“For clarification, because it seems to have caused quite a lot of confusion. These cottages are a singular converted farm out-house. These are on the land of another residential house”
“There is a good reason why we have opted for most to be for holiday stars and one of which can be for a refugee family and yes, afterwards a local if the family decide to leave. I appreciate those who have tried to respectfully share concerns about housing in the area.”
Going on, Alex explained that he had recieved violent threats in response to his purchase.
“Sadly I have received a number of threats of violence which is never acceptable. Let alone abuse. You can take my word for it or not, these cottages would not be possible for residential purchase”
Dr. Alex also went on to say that should the Ukrainian family choose to leave at any point he would be open to inviting someone local to rent the cottage, along with discussing the housing crisis with local leaders to raise awareness.
“When the refugees want to leave. I will invite a local to rent the suitable flat. I would happily meet with local leaders to discuss housing in Pembrokeshire and see how I can support”
“I am an avid campaigner and activist myself but being respectful and reasonable should always be a baseline for discussion”
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