On the dole 1940's style

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  1. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

  2. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    I doubt that Karen would be so "unwell" if she laid off the fucking pies for a while. God things like that wind me up. Compelling to read, but you just know it's going to annoy you. I'd love to watch the programme, but I may end up throwing a brick through the TV screen.
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  3. Come on round - I'll supply the cider, you bring the bricks.......

    oh hang on, that means it's my telly that gets trashed!
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  4. If you like, I'll let you borrow the chicken wire screen I wheel out for TV protection when watching "Question Time".
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  5. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    A generous offer Ballistic, but I fear I'd need something more robust than chicken wire to protect against the level of rage generated by observing the likes of Karen whinging that she has done her bit and earnt the right to be kept in pies, cakes and false nails by the rest of us.
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  6. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Mrs janner gets a tad excited about these things, I shall be watching her more than the telly having removed anything that she is likely to throw from her reach
  7. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    I really do have to avoid a lot of TV programmes. Any reality bollocks like TOWIE etc, Jeremy Vile and now add this to the list. It can't be good for me to get so annoyed, but seeing these lowlifes really does get through.
  8. Speaking for the poor buggers that are genuinely "between jobs", at least in those days the Labour Exchange was in the town where they lived and not a £6 odd bus ride away. They also got cash in their hands and not have to open a bank account, fill in a form or, similarly, log on to a computer that they may not have to get paid some time in the future.

    Having written that, I must point out that I'm not a bloody Socialist.
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  9. Just kicked the hornets nest with this one in the office... Oh the joys of the responses "they also deserve iPhones" and "I am happy that 20% of my wage goes to help someone out of work with 12 kids"...
  10. Perhaps they should also have shown the grub that could be had during and after wartime rationing. TVs and cars (for the man in the street) were a thing of the future and telephones, if you could afford one lay on a table in the hall. Modern folk really have never had it so good. Benefits capped at £500 a week ffs! Don't mind some poor bugger down on his luck getting it for a while but not forever. My Missus got the heave ho just before retirement and was told she could only claim Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, but would get nothing as my pension was too high and took us over the limit. Even have to pay full council tax. Doesn't do to make provision for retirement. Oh, well, better go get my slice of bread and dripping and reuse that tea bag again.:sad11:
  11. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Where do you work? The Ministry of Cunts?
  12. I vaguely remember 1949.............rationing was still in force for most things.....Karen would be a lot slimmer....communiy spirit would ensure everyone knew their place in the pecking order....freeloaders would be singled out for 'special' treatment....Karen would fall into line....or fall off something.
  13. Quiz Night

    Four of these girls are in full time employment and work as waitresses in Costa Coffee shops. One of them however works off the books for a Greggs Pie Shop in Sunderland and is currently claiming Incapacity benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Carers Allowance and Child Allowance for seven kids.
    Can you guess which one it is?

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  14. Tough one that Billy, but my guess its the one who takes up a third of the space on that phot.
  15. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    The one second from right is the spit of a girl i once smashed all over her house in Aldershot once. Such happy memories.
  16. Who has still got a TV left?

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  17. Survived about half of the programme.
    The pre-rightup in the DM (!) not so surprisingly lied regarding the potato pickup scene. Couldn't workout if the three people involved were actors or not with the large lady saying "who you looking at" as she walked out of the benefits office to an office administrator who had their head down 'working'.

    Since 2010 this government has spent £733,000 in publicity to tackle high end tax avoidance/evasion worth 16 billion pounds per year. Fact that since 2010 this government has spent £17.5M in publicity to tackle benefit fraud /scrounging worth 1.1 billion pounds per year tells you where the true problem lies.
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  18. The Judean People's Front?
  19. Far Korf. Nah, the People's Front of Judea. What do you think I am? A Communist?
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