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To be quickly losing respect for Matthew Wright?

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fackinell Mon 28-Jan-13 09:51:16

Wright Stuff. Great show, great topics but why, oh why does he choose (some of) the guests he does? They make minimal contribution and what they do say is often cringeworthy. So far I've switched off to: Katie Price, that Scottish one (that's in Corrie) from BB, Rylan and now Speidi.

Generally all people with no real talent other than being famous for being famous. All I need now is the ego that is Paddy McInness and I shall never watch again.


TheSecondComing Mon 28-Jan-13 14:48:03

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ByTheWay1 Mon 28-Jan-13 15:21:05

In the private rented sector, claimants only receive Housing Benefit for accommodation based upon the reasonable accommodation needs of their household.

All this bill does is equal it up for the social housing rented sector.

And I am yet to see where 18 year olds are not going to have a bedroom anyhow!

National housing association website says:

"What about students studying away from home?

Households where there is a room kept for a student studying away from home will not be deemed to be under-occupying if the student is away for less than 52 weeks (under housing benefit) or 6 months (under Universal Credit).

Under housing benefit rules students are exempt from non-dependant deductions, however full-time students will not be exempt from the Housing Cost Contribution (HCC) which replaces non-dependent deductions under Universal Credit. All young people under 21 are exempt from the HCC , but students over 21 will face a contribution in the region of £15 per week."

I know of very few households this will affect - it requires the student to be 21 or over, not living at home for study, having their own room for their sole use in the family home, in social housing where housing benefit is paid.

fackinell Mon 28-Jan-13 18:04:15

Just in from work.

Rule, it was Sam Robertson who played Adam Barlow. Just did a quick google as never watch it.

Worra, that's interesting that he has no say in the guests. Makes much more sense now as there used to be more interesting and intelligent guests before. Heidi was rather cringey saying 'I don't know,' too much and gesturing to Spencer to answer. Purlease!!

I agree to capping private housing, it does piss me off that I had to leave my job and home in West London due to ever increasing private rental prices. My last flat was shoddy, rotten floorboards and I had to use bleach spray weekly on the mould spores. All this for the bargain price of 1400 PCM. I eventually got out-priced completely (rent went up 100 a yr, wage stayed the same for 6yrs then went down 50p per hr) and I had to leave London.

As a student I worked 7 days a week for 2 yrs, paid all my own board and was utterly exhausted. I feel the work ethic has declined amongst students. Most of us worked and studied 20 years ago. I don't see why students can't rent their house shares and work all yr round with a wk or two at home. Those I studied with had the same jobs the whole time.

Re. Social Housing, yes most people on benefits get the shitty end of the stick. I really don't grudge the 'deserving poor'. What bugs me is the ones that won't work that have no young children or any physical/MH issues and choose not to. I don't get the entitlement of it all.
Food, shelter, warmth and safety. I don't recall seeing a 60" led and X box in Maslow's hierarchy of needs!! I see people every day who brag about how much they screw the system. I am around 200 quid a mth worse off working than I would be even on JSA. At least they get their rent and council tax paid. I don't!!

Re. Social housing/Uni debate. Unfortunately it's not that common that people from social housing have children who go to Uni. It's the whole cycle of poverty/deprivation thing that makes people not aim high/achieve. I studied this a lot in Sociology and have first hand experience of it.

Celticlassie Mon 28-Jan-13 18:37:14

It'll suit the Tories down to the ground if this stops poor people from going to university. And it will, if they think their family may lose their home if they move out.
The Tories are actively trying to create a less equal society. And they're doing a fine job of it. The gap between rich and poor is currently the same as it was in 1854, when Dickens was writing Hard Times.

loofet Mon 28-Jan-13 18:40:41

He irritates me for a few reasons.

Number one he is an absolute hypocrite. For example; for the ten years BB was on C4 he completely slated it, said it was trash tv etc. Since it switched to C5 (oh yeah the channel his show is on) he now apparently watches it and is really into it.
Number 2- when he has guests on he always bums them, even when previously he has absolutely slated them. Frankie Cocozza always sticks in my mind, Katie Price is another one and I think he did the same with Speidi. Imo this is extremely two faced. He also will claim to have read/watched/listened to everything the guests are promoting even though he's likely bitched about it before.
Number 3- he never addresses the population 'crisis' in its full entirety. He always blames 'breeders' and never seems to mention the fact its actually more to do with the fact we are all living so much longer due to advances in science- we are actually having less kids on average. But he never seems to mention that.
Number 4- the show tends to repeat a lot of the same subjects.
Number 5- He cuts people off rather rudely if they're not agreeing with him basically. For example on the vegan subject last week a lady said she had educated her son on why they are vegan. He cut her off and accused her of brainwashing, but a meat eater isn't also a 'brainwasher' for enforcing meat on their kids?! He does it a lot.
Number 6- He was bitching on about Terry Christian butting in all the time but he rather annoyingly seems to do it CONSTANTLY. He has a habit of talking over not only the panelists but also the callers.
Number 7- He seems to use mn every single chuffin day. He slates the website but half of his show seems to be bloody based on it!!

I think that is all. Imo he only wants to listen if people agree with him. I watch it because its something to watch that isn't completely idiotic (thinking of the alternative here.. shudder) and I do like most of the panelists- Mark Little, Steve Furst, Zoe Lyons etc. And sometimes they have interesting guests on, they had Peter Tatchell and Michael Rosen for example. They also do have interesting debates- the vegan one would have been more interesting if someone had been there in the vegan corner (don't count that emmerdale woman, she didn't really put across many good points). They also did an interesting one on home education. So there is some good stuff in there but Matthew himself is a bit of an idiot.

WilsonFrickett Mon 28-Jan-13 19:00:43

I think it's funny you're mentioning the cycle of deprivation/low expectation op. Making an 18 year old homeless for attending uni is hardly going to encourage educational aspiration, is it? Student accommodation is expensive. And 20 years ago we didn't have tuition fees, we still had an amount of grant, etc etc.

I moved out of home age 17 in order to go to uni at 21 and be classed as an 'independent adult' (can't quite remember the term, but basically my parents' income wasn't taken into account). It was exceptionally hard supporting myself. Not everyone is able to do this at such a young age. Doesnt mean they don't deserve the chance to go to uni though.

Oh, one of the reasons I moved out age 17 was I was sharing a room with my 5 yo little brother.

ByTheWay1 Mon 28-Jan-13 19:26:26

They are not going to make 18 year olds homeless

WilsonFrickett Mon 28-Jan-13 19:38:49

People will have to pay extra money to keep the student's room available in their house. Therefore some people will choose to move to a smaller home without a room for the student. That, after all, is the point of the cap. How is that not making an 18 yo student homeless?

ByTheWay1 Mon 28-Jan-13 20:01:23

Because it is not going to happen unless the student is studying full time, away from home, 21 or over, in a family in social housing where they are not already sharing a bedroom and the family is claiming housing benefit.

OK there may be 2 or 3 who fit it all, but would people really not think a 21 year old should be supporting themselves? Or at least paying the £11 to £18 a week to their parents to keep their room...

thebody Mon 28-Jan-13 20:10:20

It's unreasonable to have respect for Matthew wright, to watch the right stuff or day time TV anyway.

fackinell Mon 28-Jan-13 20:53:28

Wilson, that wasn't a slur on low income/social housing families. I think it's hugely unfair. I did 2yrs of college. Single mum couldn't afford to send me to Uni and I wasn't academic enough for a scholarship. I definitely feel I haven't reached my Educational potential and now work in a low paying job.

Personally I think Uni gets you nowhere nowadays. Degrees are too common. I'd like to see a return to the old apprenticeships. A plumber or mechanic could make a lot more than a graduate these day. My cousin (a Biochemist) was head hunted and offered 10k a yr!! University is generally not a full time course. Maybe 4-5 lectures a wk. there is plenty time to squeeze in a pt job and study. I did all that and had 3 full college days and two placement ones for 2yrs.

kimorama Tue 29-Jan-13 11:39:42

Yes, wrighty acts. But all public performance is an act. He puts on an act which keeps him in the job. So do the rest of them

mrsstewpot Tue 29-Jan-13 11:48:17

I lost what little respect I had for him after his 'there's been a murder' comment and his half arsed attempt at an apology.

He's arrogant tosser.

fackinell Tue 29-Jan-13 11:52:46

What's the 'been a murder' quote?

funkybuddah Tue 29-Jan-13 11:52:48

The big brother contestants are on there as bb is part of channel 5 are they not?

I would imagine they are contracted to it ( Hence why Toadie had 11 days until he could see his family due to obligations after the finale)

mrsstewpot Tue 29-Jan-13 15:17:04


labtest Tue 29-Jan-13 15:54:49

Can't stand Matthew Wright. He is repulsive. When he insultingly refers to those with children as breeders I think it's jealousy. He went through IVF with his first wife and it failed. He either really wanted children or was doing it half heartedly to please her. Agree with another poster who said he cuts people off if they disagree with him. It's infantile. I much prefer Terry Christian.

BegoniaBampot Tue 29-Jan-13 16:23:36

He says it wind mumsnet and you up and it works. Terry Christian can be a right annoying knob at times though it's funny when they have him on with Yasmin Alibhai Brown.

fackinell Tue 29-Jan-13 19:45:57

Mrs Stewpot shock
Very bad taste!!

fackinell Tue 29-Jan-13 19:50:21

Urgh, Labtest, Terry Christian just loves the sound of his own voice too much.

I can't remember his full name but that Steve guy who always does the Daily Mail 'mood' is hilarious and I also like the Asian gent (cannot for the life of me think of his name at the moment) is fantastic. Just the right level of feistiness for the presenting role but with respect for the opinions of others (unless downright rude).

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