How to get a council house (Channel 4)

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  1. Nick

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    Romanian bloke brings his 3 kids over and has a house within 3 days after kicking off. 5 bedroomed house paid for.

    Woman from Bermuda comes over telling council workers she is more british than them and to kiss her arse because they wouldnt give her a house. She wanted to come over for NHS because she was ill.

    Polish and Ugandan couple didn't pay rent so got evicted, council find them a new place and give them housing benefit to pay for it and they still moan about it.

    Are these people on the same planet?
     
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    Are you Paul Nutall?
     
  3. Nick

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    Yeah, I am racist as anything because it amazes me people rock up to different countries with their kids expecting a house.

    It's the same for lazy brits, the woman on the program before is a good example. Sat on her arse all day eating.
     
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    Why do watch this shit? It's telly for stupid people.
     
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    Because it was on and I am saving the final three girls to watch until tomorrow when the wife has watched the first 2 ;)
     
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    Don't know how you can watch that (serious this time) - I should but it would be too upsetting. The wife will watch it - her work involves working with vulnerable kids (2-5 year olds) so it makes sense - a very sad episode and social issue.

    There are vulnerable young people and plenty of evil people around to manipulate them.
     
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    Always seems that they put this shit on just when a Tory starts talking immigration.
     
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    Channel 5 has this type of bullshit on virtually every night. Programmes designed to whip up a bit of hatred. Sad really.

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  9. Macca

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    Was the information incorrect?

    If it's factual then why shouldn't it be common knowledge. I certainly want to know about this kind of thing because regardless of whether they are brown black white or green it seems grossly unfair

    Why is the uncovering of uncomfortable facts always known as "whipping up hatred" these days unless it is compatible with someone's politics
     
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    It's presenting the exceptions as the rule that's dangerous.
     
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    Nailed it.
     
  12. Nick

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    Think it's obvious that it isn't the general rule but then it does happen.

    Same as "britains fattest woman" who sat about all day eating cake moaning about it while her husband (who she met in a chat room for men who like big women) kept giving her more food while he was too fat to work himself.

    Yes, not every obese person does sit about eating cake all day either :p

    It didn't whip up any hatred toward every person who is overweight or everybody who is Romanian!
     
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    It might be obvious to some but there are many people who will assume that's the norm and be up in arms.
     
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    I'm sure Nick is usually panicking about people taking the telegraph etc literally and not reading into things further in regards to Sisu/CCFC. But now he has faith in people to see through the bollocks. Bit of a switcheroo. Strange.
     
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    It isn't really as it wasn't really that misleading.

    Plus, thinking every Romanian wants a free house within a day of coming over is a bit different from intricate details of what's going on with CCFC ;)
     
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    Yet the bollocks in the media works. Only yesterday in the memorial park I had to have words with a middle aged couple moaning that only 'blacks' got council houses.
     
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    Again, that's down to ignorant people more than anything.

    I can see what you mean about ignorant people taking it at face value and tarring everybody with the same brush. My issue with it was the expectancy of just rocking up and getting a house handed over. (which plenty of british people also do).

    I should have really put a disclaimer excluding complete knuckle draggers from the inclusion.
     
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    It's a bit like those people who think that because we voted Brexit all the immigrants should now fuck off.
     
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    Some people aren't afraid to play the system , I know of a family who get an average of about three grand a month in benefits. The mum has seven kids by two different men, they live in five bedroomed house that's been completely renovated. The dad went to see the benefits officer and he said he was prepared to work and wanted Twelve hours a day seven days a week. In the knowledge he wouldn't get it ,
     
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    She has a point though as Bermuda is British while most of those who were given a house are not.
     
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    That is shocking.

    It's not fucking Corbyn taking us back to the 70s, it's the current climate from the right.
     
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    How does that work with the benefits cap?
     
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    The cap doesn't apply where at least one child is registered disabled and with seven to choose from that's highly likely.
     
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    If we closed all these fucking tax loopholes that corporations and high value individuals are so keen on we could be handing out council houses like Wasps tickets.
     
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    More then one of the children were registered as disabled
     

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