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The On Benefits And (Not) Proud Open Thread

October 15, 2013

Readers, what did you think of Channel 5’s On Benefits And Proud?

Personally I was very upset by the fact that they chose to leave it to the last possible moment before revealing that Heather Frost has  a child who gets DLA.

However, at the same time, I was upset that they showed a mother telling her daughter of 20 that doing the job she had just landed with pride would not be worth as much to her as a life on benefits. Revealing that view gives out a very wrong idea about all those of us who would love to work, but just can’t.

After reading this short review on ATOS Miracles, I thought I would have an open thread for discussion of the programme.

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