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To think it is ridiculous that a woman with 11 kids is getting a £400,000 house for nowt

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angelos02 Tue 19-Feb-13 09:59:59

Especially when most working people couldn't never afford to live somewhere costing that much?
Link: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280385/Home-fit-dole-queen-Mother-11-gets-BRAND-NEW-400-000-house-built-council-shes-struggling-current-homes.html

CSIJanner Tue 19-Feb-13 10:16:29

The Radford family in Morecombe put her to shame. All they claim is CB and they've got 16 children.

comfysofas Tue 19-Feb-13 10:17:06

It is unfair and should not happen, but you won't get much support on here.

Most people on here are ''very politically correct'' not like real life at all.

Rhiannon86 Tue 19-Feb-13 10:17:28

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Catchingmockingbirds Tue 19-Feb-13 10:17:35

Her youngest is two, isn't she then a stay at home mum rather than unemployed?

germyrabbit Tue 19-Feb-13 10:18:14

feel sorry for her new neighbours

tabulahrasa Tue 19-Feb-13 10:18:33

How can they call the father of her first child her boyfriend? She gave birth at 14...he was 23, that's not a boyfriend, that's a paedophile..

mrsjay Tue 19-Feb-13 10:19:24

I am not pc at all Infact I think women who have baby after baby are irresponsible and selfish but where are her children supposed to live for her being so irresponsible

EllieArroway Tue 19-Feb-13 10:19:47

It's ludicrous to suggest (as that article is trying to) that she rolled up at the council offices and demanded they build her a house and them agreeing to. It doesn't work like that.

The LA would already be aware that the family were inadequately housed, and a property would have been earmarked for them. If she genuinely said "If I don't like it, they can build me another one" then she's showing off for the papers because that simply wouldn't happen.

MoodyDidIt Tue 19-Feb-13 10:22:10

hmm i wondered when this would make it to MN

as it made front page of the Scum this morning

she is not being GIVEN a house for FREE ffs

she will be RENTING it (even if its paid for by hb)

and when her dcs have grown and flown the nest she will be forced to move somewhere smaller

just another way for the media to benefit bash

Catchingmockingbirds Tue 19-Feb-13 10:22:57

She gave birth at 14...he was 23, that's not a boyfriend, that's a paedophile..

I agree with this.

foxache Tue 19-Feb-13 10:23:08

The story is written as a comment piece, designed to wind people up. A lot of their information seems to come from 'neighbours'. The first version of this, published yesterday kept referring to her 'brood', and then her daughter starting 'her own brood'. And now they've named all her children.

We don't know all the facts, just what the DM has told us, and I doubt they will correct any inaccuracies.

But discuss away.

Sallyingforth Tue 19-Feb-13 10:23:18

I think both views above are correct. The children come first and deserve to be decently housed. If that means allocating a large house then so be it.

But we can still criticise the mother. She has been breeding continually since she had her first at 14, and that is just irresponsible. I was relieved to hear that she cannot have more for medical reasons.

I also read elsewhere that the house was not specially built for her. She was allocated a house from a development of similar properties.

HollyBerryBush Tue 19-Feb-13 10:23:27

Nothing agains t large families, per se, provided you can afford them. Generally, the type of person can be assumed by the neighbours comments. Not nice in this case. But I'm sure rent-a-crowd would all love to go and live next door to her, along with her derelict cars, rubbish shrewn back garden, and out of her mouth "other mums think I'm a slut" the incessent trail of random blokes staying the night. Which of course is her right to a healthy and productive sex life.

Totally and utterly failed by the system.

nokidshere Tue 19-Feb-13 10:23:42

Of course the children should be cared for, and of course they should be able to live in decent housing.

But she should absolutely be made to stop having children until such time as she (and her partner/husband) can support them all themselves.

Its one thing taking care of children that are already here but quite another to carry on having children at the governments expense.

pictish Tue 19-Feb-13 10:24:09

What MrsJay said.

Is she irresponsible? Yes.
Is she an entitled drain on resources? Yes.

Is that the kids, fault? NO!

Where does the OP propose that they live??
They need to be housed, and it is as simple as that! It's for the welfare of the children, not for the sake of giving this idiot of a woman a posh house!

I certainly don't grudge them it.

quoteunquote Tue 19-Feb-13 10:24:30

First fell pregnant at 14 to a 23-year-old boyfriend who ended up in prison

so raped then?

fergoose Tue 19-Feb-13 10:25:50

Nokids - she can't have anymore children. But if she could, how do you suggest her having more children would be stopped?

MorrisZapp Tue 19-Feb-13 10:26:12

Moody, it will be a very long time before all her kids and grandkids have flown the nest.

It's hardly a temporary home.

SuckingDiesel Tue 19-Feb-13 10:26:39

Why is this news? This sort of thing happens all the time. I work in social housing and it is not at all uncommon for particular properties to be developed or acquired to meet the needs of certain individual families.

AndBingoWasHisNameOh Tue 19-Feb-13 10:27:06

Sorry but arf at this in the lead in
Neighbours say "She treats her womb like a clown car'

HollyBerryBush Tue 19-Feb-13 10:28:22

Miss Frost may be less than impressed with her impending move, but some of her current neighbours can’t wait. One said of the family: ‘They’re hell. When they finally go, we’re having a street party.’

Now, that did make me laugh!

whiteandyelloworchid Tue 19-Feb-13 10:28:31

i bet the houses on that development will have dropped in value overnight

i'm certainly not into benefit bashing, but to have that many children when you don't even pay for them is outrageous.

surely everyone has some sort of moral obligation to not take the piss

she certainly sounds very entitled.

mind you she won't be able to stay there when the kids grow up and move out

Dahlen Tue 19-Feb-13 10:29:36

I think we need to look at what sort of society we have where a woman has her first child at 14 and thinks that the only thing of value she can do is have more. Her actions and behaviour now may be selfish and entitled, but they are borne of sexual exploitation in her youth and a society that throws young mothers on the scrapheap.

I've never claimed benefits or housing benefit, but I don't begrudge her this house. I'd rather see her children given the opportunity to break the cycle of deprivation than condemned to live in inadequate housing where they don't get the supervision they need or the surroundings necessary to complete homework in peace, etc.

fergoose Tue 19-Feb-13 10:29:36

so if someone is on benefits does that mean they should be sterilized so they can't have any more children?

Catchingmockingbirds Tue 19-Feb-13 10:30:04

white they are all housing association properties are they not?

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