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eminemmerdale Thu 28-Mar-13 20:45:26

Just been on itv. Did any one watch it? I was truly astounded - have always been a bit <whispers> right wing but I am so so quickly changing my mind...

LittleTyga Thu 28-Mar-13 21:19:22

I just watched it - It doesn't surprise me - I know loads of families living like that. Wages have not risen in 20 years - having to be topped up by tax credits.

If an office worker was earning £25k in the 90's and they are still earning the same amount now, yet rents have risen, gas and electric gone up, petrol - what the hell do the government think we are all living on?

Companies report huge profits, earn massive bonuses but the workers get nothing.

infamouspoo Thu 28-Mar-13 21:41:15

was it on earlier? wondering when it will be on catch up

pigletmania Thu 28-Mar-13 23:48:31

It was absolutely devastating and really sad. When the camera panned twosome derelict looking flats t thought it was somewhere in Easten Europe, not Britain

infamouspoo Fri 29-Mar-13 09:56:31

cant find it on catch up

usualsuspect Fri 29-Mar-13 09:59:54

I hope a few of the right wingers on here watched it.

Doubt it though.

infamouspoo Fri 29-Mar-13 10:16:13

can someone find it for me. pretty please with a cherry on top?

eminemmerdale Fri 29-Mar-13 13:05:54

https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/tonight/series-17/episode-7-part-time-britain-tonight This is the series, but it's not availbale yet sad hopefully will be soon.

eminemmerdale Fri 29-Mar-13 13:06:16

ITV tonight

GinAndSlimlinePlease Fri 29-Mar-13 13:10:23

It was really sad to watch. I used to live in inner city London so would see people struggling like this. The statistic about the town where there are 12 unemployed people for each vacancy broke my heart. How can people get jobs that aren't there sad

BlackMaryJanes Fri 29-Mar-13 21:44:43

Very, very depressing sad

BlackMaryJanes Fri 29-Mar-13 21:45:47

GinAndSlimlinePlease My right-wing husband's response to that was:

"Move to a different area".

[sigh]

GinAndSlimlinePlease Fri 29-Mar-13 21:49:34

Yes, but like the guy on the programme said, his family and support network all live nearby...

so sad. sad

stubbornstains Fri 29-Mar-13 21:54:13

8BMJ* And yet proposals are afoot to move the poor OUT of London boroughs, to places like Hull....sad

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