- PSA…… I, Daniel Blake…. Last chance on iplayer
Never met a working class person yet that doesn’t know someone with 4 kids in a 5 bed detached house on benefits. 100 pound per week per child, flats screens in every room, new car, kids with the latest iphones earning more than they are.
Everyone knows one down the road like, brother in laws sister you know, it must be true!
Not to mention all the alchies/drug addicts, snowflakes and glass backs swinging the lead.Posted 6 months agothenorthwindMember
Cheers. Had no idea it was on there but have been wanting to see it.
Expires 11.25pm tomorrow. Get in from riding about 9. Should be time to watch it!
Link for the lazy: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08c2xlg/i-daniel-blakePosted 6 months ago
This is a real life example of the disasterous state our society’s treatment of the vulnerable, disabled and poor
You know these people are not fit for work when they don’t kick the shit out of those making the decision. That is proof enough and grounds for reversal on it’s own.Posted 6 months agothenorthwindMember
Watched last night just before the cut-off. Didn’t make for a restful night’s sleep.
I don’t want to turn this into another Brexit thread, but it’s a good reminder of the distractions the Tories and right-wing media have made to prevent us noticing their ongoing vilification and exploitation of working people for the benefit of themselves and their rich friends.
Don’t see a knighthood for Ken Loach anytime soon.Posted 6 months agoolddogMember
The delays, mis-assessments and excessively punitive sanctions in UC are indefensible. I have worked with policy makers in Whitehall and their disconnect from ordinary experience is huge and dangerous. Generally, they have no concept of having no money and having no personal savings, family friends etc to fall back on.
Not bad people but this is so far removed from their personal experiences that they cannot understand the impact of their policies. Mix in a Conservative Government hell bent on an austerity programme and Brexit to distract the discussion and it’s a social disaster in the making.
Don’t take my word for it …Posted 6 months ago
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