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Petition To Stop Channel 5 Airing ‘On Benefits And Proud’

October 9, 2013

I was very worried yesterday, when I read the details of Channel 5’s planned documentary, On Benefits And Proud. So I signed this petition, to stop it airing as planned on 14 October, with great pleasure. I hope that, if you agree with me that this programme sounds as if it will be deeply and unfairly critical of benefit claimants, you will join me in adding your signature.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kal Murphy permalink
    October 9, 2013 9:39 am

    People are suffering and even killing themselves over the cuts to benefits and yet they are treated like scum and hunted down. I want to live in a country that has human rights, dignity for all and were we all care about each other. The plans of this programme are to sub-divide society and cruelly put forward an unjust propaganda led view to the public. It is a witch hunt of the worst kind and smacks of Nazi behaviour, singling out one section of society and trying to make others hate them. This has been going on far too long and has to stop. I would find this programme most offensive and if the people in it were really as they are intending to portray them then why would they let Channel 5 film them? Will we see proof that they are who they say they are and are on benefits? I have experience in making film and they are so easy to put forward as truth when they are not. I would find it VERY offensive.

  2. sophie permalink
    October 9, 2013 4:47 pm

    This is blatantly propaganda, broadcasting that people living on benefits are lazy. £1200 a month is just what it costs to live in Camden! Would you rather that children were living on the streets? As for people living outrageous lifestyles on benefits; this is not typical of most people. It can be hard to get a job and i know people living on benefits who volunteer and do everything they can to get a job. If you watch this, please do not think this is typical behavior and please consider how difficult life can sometimes be for people with the stigma attached to living on money from the state.

  3. October 9, 2013 6:40 pm

    Sadly, thanks to the hidden agendas of government. The myth perpetuated by those spreading the government propaganda is that all disabled are scroungers. During the Paralympics in London … these inspiring individuals were hailed as heroes, now we might as well have targets on our backs as the assessors keep on getting it wrong and denial seems to be the buzzword of the moment. Next time I hear compassionate describing liberal or conservative politicians, I shall take it with a very large pinch of salt. The model they use is too darn narrow…they don’t provide solutions to the problems of everyday life and under this government ….we will all be back to work regardless of condition (they can’t keep accurate records…so I won’t hold my breath)

  4. Liam permalink
    October 15, 2013 9:33 pm

    So do u lot think it is outrageous that these people on benefit deal with stolen good, feed their kids with McDonald’s or even purchase virgin on VIP package it’s a joke get a grip u lazy dossers and get a jobs also stop popping sprogs out for fun. I an ex soldier who served in iraq and got no help with council with housing and no help findin a job done this I done all my self because I can be botherd and have drive. I came from a council estate and got a grip and said not for the rest of my life. So come on what have you got to say about this.

    May I also just say I no there are people who struggle to find jobs so I don’t include these individual in my statement just the lazy bods popping kids out and thinking us tax payrs will pay their way.

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