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Choose Tuesday as your wash-away-the-blues day, with the Standard's pick of the most entertaining telly, film and sport on the box! Top TV ITV1, 9pm 7 Days on the Breadline Former Spice Girl Mel B, ex-rugby union player Austin Healey, fashion guru Trinny Woodall and actor Keith Allen experience vastly different lives as they head to neighbouring ... Full Story

Since: Mar 09

Antrim, UK

#1 Oct 20, 2009
The programme ď7 days on the breadline,Ē features Keith Allen, Trinny Woodhall, Austin Healey and Melanie Brown from the Spice girls. The series aims to RIDICULE the poor.

After the four celebrities have evaluated their experiences on a Leed's council estate, how do they propose to bring about change in that area, and what is the point in using an impoverished society as an object of ridicule?

How can celebrities improve the lives of poverty-stricken people, and how can they offer professional advice when they know nothing about the Benefits system?

The Government is aware of the millions of misfortunate people who are living below the poverty line.

Panorama, Tonight and other serious documentaries or programmes should be championing the plight of the poor, not filthy rich celebrities who are just boosting their celebrity status and having a laugh to boot.

The link below will redirect you to pictures of Melanie Brownís former luxury home in Los Angeles, which was sold for around $2.99million. If you need to know about the benefits system and how it can help the poverty-stricken and other vulnerable groups, then please visit the link below.

http://www.luxist.com/tag/seven+days+on+the+b...

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefi...

Take my advice and donít watch 7 days on the breadline or similar programmes. Just do whatever makes you HAPPY.
BEVERLEY HUNT

UK

#2 Oct 21, 2009
WAS HAT A WIND UP PROGRAMME LAST NIGHT "LIVING ON THE POVERY LINE" IF THAT'S LIVING IN POVERTY I WILL HAVE SOME OF THAT. I AM VERY ANGRY THAT THESE PEOPLE, MOST OF WHOME ARE LIVING OFF BENEFITS, CAN SAY THEY ARE POVERTY STRICKEN WHEN THEY ALL SMOKE INCLUDING THE KIDS, HAVE LAP TOPS, MASSIVE UP TO DATE TV'S, GO TO BINGO 3 TIMES A WEEK HAVE A BET HAVE A CAR. MEL C THOUGHT IT MOST IMPORTNAT THEY JOINED A GYM AT £300.OO A TIME-WHAT!, WHY THE HELL CANT THEY RUN ROUND A PARK, DO SIT UPS? OH I COULD GO ON AND ON. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THTA POVERTY WAS WHEN YOU COULDNT AFFORD TO BUY ANY FOOD, CLOTHES. PERHAPS THESE PEOPLE COULDNT BECAUSE THEY HAD SPENT ALL THEIR BENIFITS ON THE ABOVE

Since: Mar 09

Paisley, UK

#3 Oct 21, 2009
BEVERLEY HUNT wrote:
WAS HAT A WIND UP PROGRAMME LAST NIGHT "LIVING ON THE POVERY LINE" IF THAT'S LIVING IN POVERTY I WILL HAVE SOME OF THAT. I AM VERY ANGRY THAT THESE PEOPLE, MOST OF WHOME ARE LIVING OFF BENEFITS, CAN SAY THEY ARE POVERTY STRICKEN WHEN THEY ALL SMOKE INCLUDING THE KIDS, HAVE LAP TOPS, MASSIVE UP TO DATE TV'S, GO TO BINGO 3 TIMES A WEEK HAVE A BET HAVE A CAR. MEL C THOUGHT IT MOST IMPORTNAT THEY JOINED A GYM AT £300.OO A TIME-WHAT!, WHY THE HELL CANT THEY RUN ROUND A PARK, DO SIT UPS? OH I COULD GO ON AND ON. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THTA POVERTY WAS WHEN YOU COULDNT AFFORD TO BUY ANY FOOD, CLOTHES. PERHAPS THESE PEOPLE COULDNT BECAUSE THEY HAD SPENT ALL THEIR BENIFITS ON THE ABOVE
Okay everyone, itís time you all wised up to the true cost of living on benefits. If youíre over 25, then you qualify for £278.63 per month.

I can assure you that a person on benefits can only afford energy bills, food bills and basic essential items such as toiletries, if you see anything else, such as a computer etc, then itís probably a gift, or they may have saved for a rainy day. Donít assume that people on benefits are well off, far from it, they are extremely poor, the majority of whom have no choice but to receive benefits until their personal circumstances change.

Iíd like to give you all a breakdown of what itís really like to live on benefits:

INCOME FROM GOVERNMENT BENEFITS:
£278.63 Benefits (includes Jobseekers allowance or income support etc)
£278.63 TOTAL PER MONTH.

OUTGOINGS AND OTHER EXPENSES:
£180.00+ Approximate amount required for energy bills (includes electricity, gas, water, gas boiler breakdown cover, electrical appliances cover, house contents insurance, etc) That isnít nearly enough for the bills.
£200.00 Food and other essential items such as toiletries.(There is no spare cash for other essential items, such as underwear, shoes, slippers, clothes, essential repairs to the flat, essential repairs to your clothes, television licence, internet broadband, landline telephone, car, travelling expenses, holidays, socialising or presents for family and friends). This is just a very basic list of what they can and can not afford to do on benefits.
£380.00 TOTAL PER MONTH.

THERE IS A BASIC SHORTFALL OF £101.37 PER MONTH.

DO NOT BE FOOLED by what the media or tabloids tell you about people on benefits. They are suffering and living way below the poverty line. For the majority itís a vicious chain of events in socially deprived areas, where unemployment is high, age discrimination is rife, and rude or unfair employers have the upper hand and where there is absolutely no protection for employees, which is why it always leads them back to life on benefits.

A change in temperature, especially going from a warm to a cold environment can precipitate ASTHMA in both adults and children. I have suffered with both chest infections and a large selection of colds and flu over the last ten years, because my working environments were unacceptably cold. This is just how the elderly and people on benefits have to live in their cold homes, because they can not afford to pay for the energy bills. Incidentally, millions more people suffer from, or die from colds, flu, chest infections, pneumonia and asthma during the winter months than at any other time of year.

People on benefits are in exactly the same position as the elderly, they also have to choose between energy bills or food. How would you like to live like that?

Read the articles below to find out more about ASTHMA, and the prevalence of asthma in schoolchildren and those who are under-represented from socially deprived areas:
http://www.allergyweek.org/files/ASTHMA.pdf
http://her.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/18/...

Since: Mar 09

Paisley, UK

#4 Oct 21, 2009
Okay everyone, itís time you all wised up to the true cost of living on benefits. If youíre over 25, then you qualify for £278.63 per month.

I can assure you that a person on benefits can only afford energy bills, food bills and basic essential items such as toiletries, if you see anything else, such as a computer etc, then itís probably a gift, or they may have saved for a rainy day. Donít assume that people on benefits are well off, far from it, they are extremely poor, the majority of whom have no choice but to receive benefits until their personal circumstances change.

Iíd like to give you all a breakdown of what itís really like to live on benefits:

INCOME FROM GOVERNMENT BENEFITS:
£278.63 Benefits (includes Jobseekers allowance or income support etc)
£278.63 TOTAL PER MONTH.

OUTGOINGS AND OTHER EXPENSES:
£180.00+ Approximate amount required for energy bills (includes electricity, gas, water, gas boiler breakdown cover, electrical appliances cover, house contents insurance, etc) That isnít nearly enough for the bills.
£200.00 Food and other essential items such as toiletries.(There is no spare cash for other essential items, such as underwear, shoes, slippers, clothes, essential repairs to the flat, essential repairs to your clothes, television licence, internet broadband, landline telephone, car, travelling expenses, holidays, socialising or presents for family and friends). This is just a very basic list of what they can and can not afford to do on benefits.
£380.00 TOTAL PER MONTH.

THERE IS A BASIC SHORTFALL OF £101.37 PER MONTH.

DO NOT BE FOOLED by what the media or tabloids tell you about people on benefits. They are suffering and living way below the poverty line. For the majority itís a vicious chain of events in socially deprived areas, where unemployment is high, age discrimination is rife, and rude or unfair employers have the upper hand and where there is absolutely no protection for employees, which is why it always leads them back to life on benefits.

A change in temperature, especially going from a warm to a cold environment can precipitate ASTHMA in both adults and children. I have suffered with both chest infections and a large selection of colds and flu over the last ten years, because my working environments were unacceptably cold. This is just how the elderly and people on benefits have to live in their cold homes, because they can not afford to pay for the energy bills. Incidentally, millions more people suffer from, or die from colds, flu, chest infections, pneumonia and asthma during the winter months than at any other time of year.

People on benefits are in exactly the same position as the elderly, they also have to choose between energy bills or food. How would you like to live like that?

Read the articles below to find out more about ASTHMA, and the prevalence of asthma in schoolchildren and those who are under-represented from socially deprived areas:
http://www.allergyweek.org/files/ASTHMA.pdf
http://her.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/18/...
Fight propoganda now

Paisley, UK

#5 Oct 21, 2009
BEVERLEY HUNT wrote:
WAS HAT A WIND UP PROGRAMME LAST NIGHT "LIVING ON THE POVERY LINE" IF THAT'S LIVING IN POVERTY I WILL HAVE SOME OF THAT. I AM VERY ANGRY THAT THESE PEOPLE, MOST OF WHOME ARE LIVING OFF BENEFITS, CAN SAY THEY ARE POVERTY STRICKEN WHEN THEY ALL SMOKE INCLUDING THE KIDS, HAVE LAP TOPS, MASSIVE UP TO DATE TV'S, GO TO BINGO 3 TIMES A WEEK HAVE A BET HAVE A CAR. MEL C THOUGHT IT MOST IMPORTNAT THEY JOINED A GYM AT £300.OO A TIME-WHAT!, WHY THE HELL CANT THEY RUN ROUND A PARK, DO SIT UPS? OH I COULD GO ON AND ON. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THTA POVERTY WAS WHEN YOU COULDNT AFFORD TO BUY ANY FOOD, CLOTHES. PERHAPS THESE PEOPLE COULDNT BECAUSE THEY HAD SPENT ALL THEIR BENIFITS ON THE ABOVE
First proofreading and suggestions given to you free of charge. You should also try to break free from all those delusions you have about the benefits system.

Was that a wind-up programme last night? If that is living in poverty, then I will have some of that. I am extremely angry that people claiming benefits can say they are poverty-stricken, when they all smoke, own computers, have a flutter on bingo three times a week, and own cars. Ms Brown, thought they should find £300 to join the local gym, when a visit to the local park for a daily exercise routine would be more cost effective option. I always thought poverty was when you could not afford to buy food or clothes, obviously these people had spent their benefits on luxury items before the essential ones.
Anti-propaganda

Paisley, UK

#6 Oct 21, 2009
BEVERLEY HUNT wrote:
WAS HAT A WIND UP PROGRAMME LAST NIGHT "LIVING ON THE POVERY LINE" IF THAT'S LIVING IN POVERTY I WILL HAVE SOME OF THAT. I AM VERY ANGRY THAT THESE PEOPLE, MOST OF WHOME ARE LIVING OFF BENEFITS, CAN SAY THEY ARE POVERTY STRICKEN WHEN THEY ALL SMOKE INCLUDING THE KIDS, HAVE LAP TOPS, MASSIVE UP TO DATE TV'S, GO TO BINGO 3 TIMES A WEEK HAVE A BET HAVE A CAR. MEL C THOUGHT IT MOST IMPORTNAT THEY JOINED A GYM AT £300.OO A TIME-WHAT!, WHY THE HELL CANT THEY RUN ROUND A PARK, DO SIT UPS? OH I COULD GO ON AND ON. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THTA POVERTY WAS WHEN YOU COULDNT AFFORD TO BUY ANY FOOD, CLOTHES. PERHAPS THESE PEOPLE COULDNT BECAUSE THEY HAD SPENT ALL THEIR BENIFITS ON THE ABOVE
You're not pulling the wool over my eyes - I know what you're game is!
A Yoko Ono fan

Birmingham, AL

#7 Jun 16, 2011
What does this have to do with Yoko Ono? Strange.

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