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Friday, January 17, 2014

From Benefit Street to Baker Street…it’s television, get over it

January 17, 2014

By Guest Blogger – Eddie ‘Nice Guy’ Kaye I fear I must confess. It is me. I am the one who did not watch Benefit Street. There, I’ve said it. My bell and cowl are on order, and I shall be walking through a town centre near you in the not too distant future yelling […]

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Who is on your political grudge list?

January 17, 2014

It has been alleged that the Clintons keep a grudge list spreadsheet which is constantly updated with everyone who has ever wronged them – with a ranking and rating for each grudge nomination. This has opened up a debate within the committee on Allthatsleft about whether we own our own grudge list. Ray North and […]

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An Alternative to Benefits Street

January 17, 2014

Channel 4 continues to show Benefits Street – a programme that falsely stigmatises and generalises people living on benefits. The programme focuses on the lives of hard-up families in Winson Green, Birmingham. It has been condemned after focusing on those who spend their benefit money on cigarettes, booze, lottery scratch cards and wide-screen TVs. So, […]

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