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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13765820

"I try to keep my husband well fed. I will have less. I've been hungry, I've gone to bed crying because I've been hungry. There are bad weeks and good weeks, but I just keep going."

Shelf with bags The Bournemouth food bank is feeding more than double the number of people they were last year

Jenni has a lot of mouths to feed - seven children, five of them below the age of 12. But she and her husband have always worked and managed to get by. They clean offices by night, and Jenni is a school dinner lady by day.

"We're not benefit scroungers. We've always been self sufficient. We've worked hard and paid our bills," said Jenni.

But those bills have been rising fast during the past six months and their cleaning contracts have been cut by more than half, as companies have reduced their spending.

So let me clarify she has 7 kids, yet does not claim CTC?

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Jenni has a lot of mouths to feed - seven children, five of them below the age of 12. But she and her husband have always worked and managed to get by. They clean offices by night, and Jenni is a school dinner lady by day.

Should have kept their pants on tbh.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13765820

"I try to keep my husband well fed. I will have less. I've been hungry, I've gone to bed crying because I've been hungry. There are bad weeks and good weeks, but I just keep going."

Shelf with bags The Bournemouth food bank is feeding more than double the number of people they were last year

Jenni has a lot of mouths to feed - seven children, five of them below the age of 12. But she and her husband have always worked and managed to get by. They clean offices by night, and Jenni is a school dinner lady by day.

"We're not benefit scroungers. We've always been self sufficient. We've worked hard and paid our bills," said Jenni.

But those bills have been rising fast during the past six months and their cleaning contracts have been cut by more than half, as companies have reduced their spending.

So let me clarify she has 7 kids, yet does not claim CTC?

Clearly, they are Mr and Mrs Average. The Beeb must have spent weeks looking for them.

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Where's the bank of mom and dad? Where's the common sense? Where's the trojans?

Friggin' sandwich, nuts, and fruit costs pence if you shop smart, even for seven brats.

Surely she could raid the school dumpster every day for 'good food' if she was that desperate.

She sounds a right moron.

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How does anyone feel that 7 children is necessary? I'm all for practising - have these people not heard of contraception?

Large families are not infrequently the result of two single parents / divorce(e)s getting together. A couple with 7 children can probably manage better than a single Dad with 3 & a divorcee with 4 separately.....

Be interesting to know what the statistics are.

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Clearly, they are Mr and Mrs Average. The Beeb must have spent weeks looking for them.

Indeed, no manipulation there eh? I also think there's a fair bit missing from the story when it comes to their finances and expenditure. None of that's to say that they aren't decent people doing the right thing, just that the BBC is clearly using them as part of its standard leftist propaganda.

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From the article "Many people are watching what they spend right now - but some working families are struggling to feed themselves, because they have next to no cash left after paying household bills. "

I think i can see where they went wrong

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None of this makes sense, as has been suggested. 7 kids FFS???? what is wrong with people? are we supposed to have sympathy for them?

She doesn't have the smile of someone close to starvation. The smart glasses and haircut also don't quite lend themselves to her claims of poverty.

The boys just have to have shampoo. I make sure the girls get what they need with conditioner

WTF??? :blink:

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The idea of starting a family etc, without having some sort of economic stability is quite a terrifying thought really. [i must be in the minority]

I wanted to work hard first, build up a bit of capital, [get a bit settled] then think about starting a family, around mid thirties.

Instead my hard earned wages have been systematically stolen from me, over 12 years, thanks to our corrupt economy [and criminally mis-used fractional reserve banking system]

[As house prices were purposefully manipulated to rise further and further out of our reach, year after year, via government sponsored faud and theft, I've ended up working for nothing. No Capital. Paying off my liar loan landlords mortgage and retirement instead. Then In 2009/2010 Work Dried up.]

1996 to 2006: 300% increase in the Average House Price...............2008 Bank Bailouts.

Thanks Labour.

[You Evil Fascist Ba5tard5]

Edited by Dan1

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Funnily enough the National Socialist German Workers' Party aka Nazi party were socialists just like Labour as well!

The trouble is: New Labour weren't socialists, they were fascists.

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In her photograph she deosn't look that unhappy. <_<

This bit was good: "Everything's gone up, but our incomes haven't. I just don't understand the logic."

I'm not sure what logic has to do with this problem. :P

Why did the beeb pick that example....7 kids!! No wonder they are having financial problems! :angry:

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The trouble is: New Labour weren't socialists, they were fascists.

So you accept the "argument" that the Nazis were socialists and say the problem was that Labour weren't socialists?

Clearly the mass murders of millions of people pales into insignificance compared to Labour's crimes of allowing a housing bubble to inflate and overspending on social benefits.

Perspective please.

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Going to bed a little bit hungry is the best thing one can do for their digestive system (and overall health).

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper!

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Food banks! These people are useless, it's not WW2.

There are a couple of freezer shops in most towns, selling cheap grub.

Down to my last tenner, I could still fill my belly for a week.

Big bag of spuds, or two bags pasta or rice - £1. That's your carbohydrates sorted.

Four cans of beans or peas - £1

Three tins soup - £1

16 breadcakes - £1

Extra large box cornflakes - £1

2 L milk - £1

Craving some protein? Tin of mincemeat or if you prefer fish - cod in batter.

Sweet tooth? 2L vanilla ice cream - £1

Plus lots of stuff close to sell by date, packaged for export or supermarket lines that never took off.

Some of it not the finest quality, agreed, but absolutely no reason to go hungry.

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On the one hand, it's hard to see how anybody could be going to bed hungry when rice, kidney beans, onions and vegetable oil are all selling for under £1 per kg/litre. It wouldn't be the most exciting diet in the world, but it would keep them going while they sorted things out.

On the other hand, being poor takes a surprising amount of skill and it takes time and effort to learn how to optimise your very limited resources while not becoming paralysed by unhappiness.

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I have a hard time buying these stories. I've been on 1000 calories/day diets before and never felt hungry. Peckish yes, but the times I was hungry I could count on one hand. There's a lot of cheap food out there, bags of oats, rice, 10p noodles.

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It's absolute twaddle. Typical BBC hack nonsense by someone unable to get any sense of perspective, devoid of journalistic standards because he knows his wages will be paid by the taxpayer on pain of imprisonment.

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"We're not benefit scroungers. We've always been self sufficient. We've worked hard and paid our bills," said Jenni.

That's your first mistake Jenni.

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