skint channel 4

(69 Posts)
thekidsrule Mon 13-May-13 21:05:06

anybody else watching

thekidsrule Mon 13-May-13 21:07:40

it's not a bad looking estate,ive seen worse

Allthingspretty Mon 13-May-13 21:07:43

Me..so far

thekidsrule Mon 13-May-13 21:19:26

i see this daily where im from,dont think im gonna be to taken aback

Allthingspretty Mon 13-May-13 21:27:46

What worries me is that the cuts will mean more umities will be condemmed to a future like this. Itakes me sad and mad.

boxershorts Tue 14-May-13 11:54:55

ALLTHINGSPRETTY Yes point well made more people will live like that.
Scunthorpe did lose a lot of steel jobs. The Star male made sure he was the star of the show. Even down to his snip. I believe there are 2 more progs

JuliaScurr Tue 14-May-13 11:58:15

my Dad's partner lives 5mins walk from there on that estate. My Dad likes opera. He wasn't in the film.

JuliaScurr Tue 14-May-13 12:00:18

oh, forgot to say my Dad was made redundant from steelworks

float62 Fri 17-May-13 00:01:08

This is a brilliant programme. The people are likeable, it's not their fault they have to live unlikeable lives and they do their best with what they have available. God forbid if they all moved to the affluent areas to 'improve themselves' as the snooties amongst us assert is the answer. None of us could feel superior if we were all the same. Few of us could cope as as well as the people involved in this programme actually do if we really had to live their lives.

inchoccyheaven Sun 19-May-13 14:00:40

How can you say they are likeable float62? I found it amazing how brazen they all were about the stealing, selling stuff out of backs of cars etc. They didn't give a shit about anyone else and their attitude to police etc was disgusting and the lad that treated his mother like crap at just 15 was awful.

I don't accept that just because you have no money that you have to behave like that, its disgusting.

I just hoped the police rocked up and charged the man with handling stolen goods. Nowt so stupid as to admit something like that to the nation!

UseHerName Sun 19-May-13 21:04:04

aww is this available.on catch up anywhere?

inchoccyheaven Mon 20-May-13 18:15:29

It is on 4od Usehername and is on again tonight, new episode.

How can you say it's not their fault. Surely they have a choice whether to rob or get drunk, have fights, have children?

I'm sure their lives are shit and I don't have all the answers before I get flamed.

pigletmania Mon 20-May-13 21:20:06

They may be skint but their does no seem to be any pride or integrity, kids grafiti on walls, and kicking litter about. They don't seem to be asking any effort to get themselves out of tat situation

JDOe Mon 20-May-13 21:43:00

Utterly disgraceful. Just because you are skint does not mean you have to keep breeding. 21 and 5 kids with 3 different men - outrageous! Never having done a days work and they expect the tax payer to foot the bill for the rest of their lives. Moans when the benefits are stopped yet they have a 50" tv, rent paid and 1600 a month.I for one welcome welfare reforms - long overdue.

PenelopePortrait Mon 20-May-13 21:43:50

This is their normality, it's all they know. In their way they do have pride and integrity.

PenelopePortrait Mon 20-May-13 21:46:22

Welfare reforms won't change how they think. Sadly.

pigletmania Mon 20-May-13 21:50:35

No they dont, you can be poor and have pride. Pride about yourself, they way you act, displaying politeness good manners, keeping pride of your home (not graftitying in it, keeping it clean and tidy). Stop blaming others, and taking responsibility,ity for yourself and your actions. My friend comes from a poor village in Ghana, and she was shocked by the behaviour in tb programme. They are very poor in the village, but boy dothey have pride and integrity

SgtTJCalhoun Mon 20-May-13 21:51:20

Flat screen tv's, tattoos, five kids at age 21. I imagine righteous viewers on the verge of physically BURSTING with outrage as I type grin.

pigletmania Mon 20-May-13 21:59:51

Yes sgt I am going to sponteanusly combust grin

CharlieMumma Mon 20-May-13 22:30:51

It was the 21year ol saying she shouldn't hve to use charity that's what the job centre and tax credits are for.... No love stop having more and more children u can't afford!

DrCoconut Mon 20-May-13 22:34:16

The boarded up house where the young girl was living is literally a few metres from where I lived as a kid. The area has deteriorated so badly since then. When we moved there in the 80's it was a low income/first time buyers area but quite nice. The buy to let boom utterly destroyed it as families were pushed out and rented "doss houses" took over. I daren't walk up there after dark now.

GeorginaWorsley Mon 20-May-13 22:40:11

Have combusted!grin

I had to turn off.

I got serious rage listening to a stupid 21 yr old with 5 kids who has her rent paid and gets £1600 a month. Ridiculous doesn't cover it.....

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