Benefits Britain…Poverty Porn For Tabloid Generation

I’ve know time for any of those TV shows that follow the lives of unemployed people in fly on the wall documentary style. All of them stitch the unemployed up making them out to be workshy lazy feckless scroungers.

One such show airing on Channel 5 at the moment is Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole. It claims to be showing the reality of life for people on benefits but in reality it just makes people on benefits look like lazy scroungers.

These awful shows are little more than poverty porn and they are aimed at readers of tabloid “newspapers” like The Sun the Daily Mail who mostly believe the unemployed are lazy and are scrounging off the “hard working taxpayer”.

These people sit and watch this crap so they can feel superior to people on benefits and indulge in the divide and rule idea of the deserving and undeserving poor…those that work and those who do not for whatever reason.

These shows are designed to be propaganda of the government and the right-wing media to justify attacks on people claiming benefits and cuts to welfare. They can stay off my TV and anyone who cares about people claiming benefits should keep them off there TV too.

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