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To think This Morning was wrong to shame this woman?

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MrsMattBomer Sat 07-Jan-17 13:09:41

Sorry, but what business does he have to decide what someone spends their benefits on? So what if she bought a bottle of Prosecco?

He says he doesn't care about the Prosecco but it's so obvious that he does. This is a man worth £2million sitting in his ivory tower and shaming a woman for buying a £4.99 bottle of Prosecco.

Is this what this country has become? A country where we deny people any pleasure or fun because they are on benefits?

dontbesillyhenry Sat 07-Jan-17 13:11:10

gets popcorn and hard hat for OP

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sat 07-Jan-17 13:12:20

Errrrr he is a journalist. If you actually watch the This Morning interview it was very balanced.

It wasn't just about the Proseco --but that would get in the way of your outrage wouldn't it-

Nell51 Sat 07-Jan-17 13:13:55

I saw the interview on the show. He didn't care that she spent the money on prosecco but it was the manner in which she said thanks to the tax payer that riled him.

EggnogChai Sat 07-Jan-17 13:14:09

Of course she can spend her xmas bonus on processo but 'cheers to the taxpayer' is an inflammatory comment that's a bit out of order wouldn't you say?

MrsMattBomer Sat 07-Jan-17 13:15:41


In what universe is Phillip Schofield a journalist? He used to be on CBBC presenting with a bloody Gopher puppet! He's hardly Jeremy Paxman, is he?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 07-Jan-17 13:15:48


Celaena Sat 07-Jan-17 13:16:03

£2800 on Christmas gifts??? Ffs

MrsMattBomer Sat 07-Jan-17 13:16:40


I saw the post and thought it seemed genuinely like she was thanking people.

I know if I had to rely on benefits I'd be thankful to the taxpayers for paying towards that system.

CannotEvenDeal Sat 07-Jan-17 13:16:42


She's the twat

CannotEvenDeal Sat 07-Jan-17 13:17:04

YABU even grin

WorraLiberty Sat 07-Jan-17 13:17:12

I think it's pretty clear that the woman's dickish comment "‘So cheers to the taxpayer for my Christmas gift’", was what got his back up.

You can't see that, OP?

TitaniasCloset Sat 07-Jan-17 13:18:39

This is all to promote her books. Whatever they are about. I'm sure she is glad of the publicity..

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 07-Jan-17 13:19:20

She spent £2,800 on her kids Christmas presents because she wants them to have the same Christmas as when they were rich?

How's that teaching her children to behave responsibly?

She's the twat.

Allthebestnamesareused Sat 07-Jan-17 13:20:43

This woman is apparently a publicity seeker. She has been on one of those other benefit shows and so on and is really not very pleasant. I am afraid I can't feel sorry for her!

amispartacus Sat 07-Jan-17 13:21:06

I think that women is going to be in financial trouble - she's used credit cards and loans to pay for Christmas and is hoping her book pays for it.

Those bills don't go away.

SparklyLeprechaun Sat 07-Jan-17 13:21:27

Yabu, he did nothing wrong, and it clearly wasn't about the prosecco, it was about a very crass comment she made.

CaraAspen Sat 07-Jan-17 13:22:32

No he isn't, OP. His view would be similar to any other person who heard someone say the "cheers "thing. If she had said "Thanks to...", that might have had a different tone.

AgentCooper Sat 07-Jan-17 13:22:58

Hmm. Whatever the ethics of buying prosecco with benefits, when I was unemployed a few months ago I was really, really struck by how much daytime TV has turned into bear - baiting. This Morning, Loose Women, it's like the Mail brought to life, stoking hatred.

CannotEvenDeal Sat 07-Jan-17 13:23:16

I saw the post and thought it seemed genuinely like she was thanking people.

Somehow I don't think that when she was a teacher she cracked open a bottle to thank her headteacher/governing body/local authority.

noeuf Sat 07-Jan-17 13:24:10

He sounds like a twat over egging a point tbh.and wtf people in benefits don't know they get £10 at Christmas? It's automatic, you dont go cap in hand to the benefits office and ask nicely for it!

He knows fuck all from the sound of it.

Astro55 Sat 07-Jan-17 13:25:17

But Phillip hit back: “It doesn’t sound like that. It sounds like ‘Cheers! Here’s what I bought with your money

It's the attitude - how many working people got a taxpayer bonus??

amispartacus Sat 07-Jan-17 13:25:42

I was really, really struck by how much daytime TV has turned into bear - baiting. This Morning, Loose Women, it's like the Mail brought to life, stoking hatred

Can't pay, we'll take it away
On benefits......
Jeremy Kyle

It's awful. We mock the Victorians for their freak shows and the Romans for what happened in the Collisseum but we still do it now. Humiliation in the name of public entertainment.

CondensedMilkSarnies Sat 07-Jan-17 13:26:01

She doesn't come across well tbh . She keeps saying she's proud to be in benefits , does she mean grateful?

She also seems to have a funny eyebrow - which annoyed me grin

SheldonCRules Sat 07-Jan-17 13:26:42

Benefits should provide the bare minimum of food, shelter and heat. The very fact they fund so many luxuries shows they have become a joke at the expense of tax payers.

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