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'There's something to rile everyone' :unsure::unsure:

Benefit Busters Thursday 20 August

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Channel 41/3

Hackles at the ready? This sharp new series about the welfare system is bound to get them rising, whatever your politics. Some viewers will be outraged by the attitudes of the benefit claimants Fergus O'Brien has filmed. Others will recoil at the way private firms are making profits from coaching the unemployed into jobs. There's something to rile everyone. For instance, 26-year-old Dawn, an unemployed DJ owing 75,000 pounds on her credit cards, insists she'll do "whatever it takes" to get off benefits and pay her debts, but when a DJ-ing job comes up, she decides against it...because of the late hours. Doing her best to bounce Dawn into work is the formidable Hayley Taylor of the firm A4E, who runs a "confidence-building course" for out-of-work lone parents. It's a life-coaching support group that runs on Hayley's terrifying version of tough love, mixed with patronising metaphors about caterpillars and butterflies, and a lot of tears. But it gets results, or seems to. And it makes for an hour of astonishing, provocative television.

Radio Times reviewer - David Butcher

VIDEO Plus+: 9117

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I thought Video Plus had died a death.

The blurb is off the Radio Times schedule site. '26 year old Dawn' might wish she'd died a death after X million viewers see her borrowing habits....

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'There's something to rile everyone' :unsure::unsure:

Benefit Busters Thursday 20 August

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Channel 41/3

Hackles at the ready? This sharp new series about the welfare system is bound to get them rising, whatever your politics. Some viewers will be outraged by the attitudes of the benefit claimants Fergus O'Brien has filmed. Others will recoil at the way private firms are making profits from coaching the unemployed into jobs. There's something to rile everyone. For instance, 26-year-old Dawn, an unemployed DJ owing 75,000 pounds on her credit cards, insists she'll do "whatever it takes" to get off benefits and pay her debts, but when a DJ-ing job comes up, she decides against it...because of the late hours. Doing her best to bounce Dawn into work is the formidable Hayley Taylor of the firm A4E, who runs a "confidence-building course" for out-of-work lone parents. It's a life-coaching support group that runs on Hayley's terrifying version of tough love, mixed with patronising metaphors about caterpillars and butterflies, and a lot of tears. But it gets results, or seems to. And it makes for an hour of astonishing, provocative television.

Radio Times reviewer - David Butcher

VIDEO Plus+: 9117

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A lot of Dawns in this country, thats why the banks are in such a mess, they will declare themselfs bankrupted, get off with the debt, them in five years time start all over again.

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The blurb is off the Radio Times schedule site. '26 year old Dawn' might wish she'd died a death after X million viewers see her borrowing habits....

£75k in credit cards debts is some going for a 26 year old. Who says the banks were lending irresponsibly. Still in a free market it's their lookout not mine.

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The blurb is off the Radio Times schedule site. '26 year old Dawn' might wish she'd died a death after X million viewers see her borrowing habits....

Dawn of the Dead - max'd out credit sequel to Sean of the Dead.

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£75k in credit cards debts is some going for a 26 year old. Who says the banks were lending irresponsibly. Still in a free market it's their lookout not mine.

That's a lot of wealth she owes us tax payers if you're thinking what I'm thinking (HBOS/RBS), I guess she's servicing that debt with benefits/tax payers dosh too. Makes you realise why Merv just wanted to cut to the chase and just print money and hand it to the banks directly :lol:

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unemployed DJ......she decides against it...because of the late hours

Also meet Dave, the unemployed cab driver who, when a job came up, decided against it due to ".....the amount of driving involved"

We then meet Cheryl, the unemployed hairdreser who, when a job came up, decided against it due to the fact ".....eewww, peoples hair is icky !!"

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I told our school careers teacher I wanted to be an astronaut but wanted to work locally as I didn't like leaving the cat too long.

She didn't get it that at 16 I didn't have a clue what i wanted to do, and demanded I tell her a job I wanted to do.

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I told our school careers teacher I wanted to be an astronaut but wanted to work locally as I didn't like leaving the cat too long.

She didn't get it that at 16 I didn't have a clue what i wanted to do, and demanded I tell her a job I wanted to do.

:)

I'm surprised she didn't say your lack of interest in any particular career makes you ideally qualified to train as a careers adviser - or perhaps she wasn't very close to retirement.

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'There's something to rile everyone' :unsure::unsure:

Benefit Busters Thursday 20 August

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Channel 41/3

Dawn, an unemployed DJ

So that's just Dawn then.

Yours Sincerely Slurmz

(unemployed premiership footballer)

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£75k in credit cards debts is some going for a 26 year old. Who says the banks were lending irresponsibly. Still in a free market it's their lookout not mine.

At 20% (though I doubt her credit card interest is that low as an average) that's £15,000 a year in interest alone.

She'll never repay it, simple as that, working or not.

You'd have to be earning 40k PA before tax just to stay standing still, let alone repaying it.

And that's without kids in tow.

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I am shocked and disgusted. I cannot believe what I am reading. Are you serious?

NONE of these people are illegal immigrants? Whatever next? Someone will blame the government :D:D:D

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The total social security bill is now larger than the total amount of income tax taken!!!!!

This is a direct result of the Labour Government.

This country is a joke.

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NONE of these people are illegal immigrants? Whatever next? Someone will blame the government :D:D:D

gawd - it makes yer proud to be British! :lol:

whats the betting her £75K is on the books of a state owned bank - as part of the "high quality" assets owned by us grateful taxpayers.

Edited by gasket37

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WTF is going on with eye liner? Pink, green. Like a casting for the sequal to Rita, Sue and Bob too.

Anyway, how fecking patronising is this women?

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The total social security bill is now larger than the total amount of income tax taken!!!!!

This is a direct result of the Labour Government.

This country is a joke.

And your problem is?!

We can just borrow a few more billions, no problem at all.

Next you will be suggesting that these people should not be wasting their (sorry) our money on the stereotypical plasma TV and play station for the kids.

Edited by lulu

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