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AIBU to think that the £9.50 holiday program....

(33 Posts)
Bogeyface Mon 15-Jul-13 22:11:06

.....is just going to just another hatchet job on the poor of the UK?

I can't help being a bit hmm that Nick and Margaret - We pay your benefits is being repeated straight after......

Chattymummyhere Tue 16-Jul-13 09:09:53

There is a caravan site near our own static and it has signed up to do the £9.50 holidays and sadly there have been alot of people abuse it... You talk to the staff and ok wrongly they tell you it was a family booked on the £9.50 but alot of people now don't want to buy on that site or are trying to sell up and move because there has been a lot of trouble...

Most as always are nice, friendly normal people but of course you get the ones who ruin it for everyone else...

Rufus43 Tue 16-Jul-13 09:24:10

Why would it be poor bashing? Because its s cheap holiday?

Chattymummyhere Tue 16-Jul-13 09:32:54

I think its maybe more tight people then poor sometimes... Oh holiday nah... Oh £9.50 holiday ok then as its under a tenner type of thing..

My grandad always used to say if its more than 50p you can't have it and if there is no price it's too expensive...

specialsubject Tue 16-Jul-13 10:14:38

the impression I got was that it fills the quiet times at a good price - why not? (although there is a lot of temptation to spend on 'extras')

the caravans looked perfectly ok to me.

I quite enjoyed it. They deliberately showed a range of holidaymakers (teenagers away from home for the first time, "poor" family, "rich" family who used to go long-haul, two friends) and also the staff. It was generally warm to everyone, showing the range of experiences people could have depending on their budget and ingenuity.

I think they kept saying "the single mothers" to emphasise how much they needed and deserved their time away, rather than the opposite.

Groovee Tue 16-Jul-13 18:59:29

What channel was it on?

BBC1 I think? I was watching the 10 o'clock news and couldn't be arsed to change the channel grin

mymagaret Tue 16-Jul-13 20:12:19

I think the Holidays are an excellent idea, they are not supplemented by the government in any way so i dont see why any one can have a problem with them. I myself am very fortunate to be able to afford holidays abroad and the luxuries but i know my parents and many people they work with cannot. They both work full time (very strenuous) jobs, and all the hours under the sun , claim absolutely no benefits and pay all their taxes. For people like them these holidays are a lifeline to get away for a week together, if not they would have enough for just a day trip to the local seaside! These holidays are a brilliant way for those struggling to get away and have a much needed break. Why would anybody be bothered by that?

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