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expatinscotland Tue 07-Jun-11 22:45:02

Anyone watching?

AbbyLou Tue 07-Jun-11 22:46:00

Yes on my small, modest tv!!! They have no money but they have wide screen tv!

ReadyToDrink Tue 07-Jun-11 22:50:01

Yes, which they put pound coins into in order to watch it.

Mamathulu Tue 07-Jun-11 22:51:08

Just turned on.

cerealqueen Tue 07-Jun-11 22:51:14

Yes. Its bloody sad.
Who knows where they got the TV, maybe when times were better.

Shoesytwoesy Tue 07-Jun-11 22:52:01

sod the tv, omg that poor little mites sore legs.....

isthismadness Tue 07-Jun-11 22:52:02

I got the impression it was rented.
However it sounds like that little girl with eczema was skipping meals and her mum could afford highlights and false nails
So difficult

isthismadness Tue 07-Jun-11 22:52:39

I know awful legs. Poor thing. The kids are gorgeous!

Mamathulu Tue 07-Jun-11 22:53:20

Yeah I was a bit hmm at that. But this wee Scottish girl...

cerealqueen Tue 07-Jun-11 22:54:00

isthismadness... I didn't catch that, did she say that?

Mamathulu Tue 07-Jun-11 22:54:31

she's really sweet!

MollieO Tue 07-Jun-11 22:55:20

Interesting that the poverty line is classed as a household income of less than £1,000/mth after housing costs for a household of one adult and two children. I was surprised at that.

AbbyLou Tue 07-Jun-11 22:55:54

She is lovely. That mould is horrible.

Mamathulu Tue 07-Jun-11 22:56:11

It does sound as if their parents have told them what to say a bit. blush That's just the impression I get.

Imabee Tue 07-Jun-11 22:56:40

whats the deal with mould? Housing issue isn't it? not poverty per se

sungirltan Tue 07-Jun-11 22:57:11

wow judgey! maybe a friend does her nails/hair now and then. jesus

cerealqueen Tue 07-Jun-11 22:57:32

These little girls are so wise, what they have to deal with, that bathroom ceiling. Its disgraceful. I hope samantha Cameron is watching.

MollieO Tue 07-Jun-11 22:59:05

Don't understand why Sam's dad needs a job to fit around childcare when he has an 11 yr old and an older child.

sungirltan Tue 07-Jun-11 22:59:44

wont the camerons be watching newsnight on the other side, whilst doing some kind of timed feed?

MollieO Tue 07-Jun-11 23:00:15

I had a HA flat with dreadful mould and it was a newbuild. In the ten years I was there it never went.

frillyflower Tue 07-Jun-11 23:00:45

I feel very sorry for little Sam. Looks like his dad is not good at coping.

Daydreaming Tue 07-Jun-11 23:01:37

It's easy to judge about someone having a large tv. But the TV was rented - £1 for each six hours of watching it. All the appliances were rented.

That's the difference. If I suddenly lost my job, had no money, and needed a new TV, I would just ask around, friends, family, etc. and somone would have an old one they would happily give me. But these people don't have that choice.

MollieO Tue 07-Jun-11 23:02:11

Both Sam and his sister are very eloquent.

igggi Tue 07-Jun-11 23:03:02

Imabee noone who wasn't too poor to live anywhere else would choose to live in a mould infested flat. Not sure what distinction you are making.
It's disgusting that local authority accommodation can make children ill, and they're expected to just carry on living there.

frillyflower Tue 07-Jun-11 23:03:31

They are obviously sweet bright children. They need someone to clean up and decorate.

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