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starshaker Wed 26-Nov-14 21:31:47

Is it just me or is the presenter a patronising, condescending shit stirrer. She is really pissing me off

LegoAdventCalendar Wed 26-Nov-14 21:34:39

All of the propaganda of this sort is shit stirring crap.

dementedma Wed 26-Nov-14 21:35:54

Is this programme for real?????

susiedaisy Wed 26-Nov-14 21:37:06

Yep I'm watching, very depressing.

starshaker Wed 26-Nov-14 21:38:17

poor woman is desperate to move into a smaller house so she wont have the bedroom tax but they are more happy pushing her further and further into debt

susiedaisy Wed 26-Nov-14 21:39:38

Snapped the necks of all his racing pigeons hmmhmm

starshaker Wed 26-Nov-14 21:48:30

Its awful. These people on this program are clearly struggling. They are not lving the high life like the presenter would like you to think. If she says benefit house or benefit friend again i might throw something at the tv

gamerchick Wed 26-Nov-14 21:52:49

She does sound like a bit of a knob. They haven't picked the 'right' people to exploit for this one imo . Not froth inducing enough.

Screenclean Wed 26-Nov-14 21:55:58

I always see these programmes as an education. No really. The editing is done to incite us to froth and get in a flap about smokers/pedigree dogs/ but TVs.

I just look and think. Poor fuckers. Whatever they do there's someone kicking them.

LegoAdventCalendar Wed 26-Nov-14 22:09:32

The problem with the bedroom tax is a) disabled people including children are not exempt b) all too often, there are NO smaller properties to move into. This is actually very common. The Tory answer is 'They can go private,' but the problem is that it can be extremely difficult to find a landlord to take a tenant on HB and it means paying out more HB, even with LHA cap.

It is also forbidden by many social housing tenancies to take in a lodger.

gamerchick Wed 26-Nov-14 22:15:53

The program on after this one is hurting my head.

LegoAdventCalendar Wed 26-Nov-14 22:16:08

Also, all over 62 are exempt, the biggest segment of under-occupiers.

gamerchick Wed 26-Nov-14 22:17:39

This is true and we all know why that is.

LegoAdventCalendar Wed 26-Nov-14 22:43:32

Oh, yes, the tenant gets into rent arrears, despite trying to get a smaller property. Then, they are evicted for those arrears, and the council finds them intentionally homeless, so no duty to house them.

susiedaisy Thu 27-Nov-14 08:11:13

I can't believe the married couple lost their house their beloved dogs and racing pigeons and refused financial help from their children to pay the bedroom tax. That's a huge sacrifice.

LegoAdventCalendar Thu 27-Nov-14 08:17:41

Especially because anyone over 62 is exempt from bedroom tax and they didn't look that far off. They were silly not to take help from their kids. With 5 kids pitching in, it wouldn't have been more than a tenner a week per adult child for a while, like till one got a job or both got a part-time job.

Lorna was bidding on one beds. I think anyone trying to move shouldn't be saddled with bedroom tax.

SoonToBeSix Sat 29-Nov-14 22:47:17

Lego most disabled children are no exempt.

SoonToBeSix Sat 29-Nov-14 22:47:40

Sorry are Now excempt.

AnyoneForTardis Tue 02-Dec-14 17:28:37

my dcs disabled and we are in an adapted house with a tiny 3rd room and I have the BT and theres no exemption here, the council are trying to bully us out.

salsmum Fri 05-Dec-14 10:12:33

AnyoneForTardis My DD is a full time wheelchair user and her bedroom has been adapted for her needs i.e. a through floor lift and ceiling hoists we do get a discount on B.T. i think you should make some enquiries unless it changes from borough to borough you should also get a small discount with council tax on an adapted property too.

SunnyBaudelaire Fri 05-Dec-14 10:15:42

I thought the commentator to this show was a vile patronising judgemental bitch - was it scripted to wind people up and make 'good telly'?
My children were also disgusted with it all.
What annoyed us the most was describing the woman with mental health problem's friend as her 'bezzy benefits mate'.
Just how fucking dare she?

AnyoneForTardis Fri 05-Dec-14 18:49:54

Salssmum thanks, Ive tried to argue our case-its ongoing but theyr not backing down.

next step is court action-that will go well judging by past attempts by disabled people!!

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