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Benefits Street makers asked to leave homelessness day centre

By Heather Spurr at Inside Housing:

The makers of controversial documentary Benefits Street have been asked to leave a homelessness day centre for trying to research a new programme looking at immigrants. 7 more words

We need to talk about 'How to get a Council House'...

There are a couple of things I know about myself. One is that, for me, working in the housing profession is frustrating and increasingly challenging. Second is that spending my formative years growing up in a council house on a sprawling council estate wasn’t frustrating or challenging. 649 more words


Feeling good

I’ve just read an article which, I might add, I thought was going to become a rant about the overweight trying to get fit.. But, after reading it further, it turns into something positive .. 162 more words

Slimming World

Is Benefits Street star White Dee's rap single Your To Blame an April Fools' joke?

Benefits Street star White Dee has turned rapper and will be releasing a single called Your To Blame (yes, it’s deliberately mispelled).

A 30-second preview of the track – a collaboration between White Dee and unsigned band XOVA – is now available to listen to online. 139 more words


More than a Mirror-Wank: Scottee Interview

I first saw Scottee at Bestival. Through a hungover haze of September rain and heckling revellers, the thickly made up “low-rent Liberace” appeared on the outdoor stage and declared that he refused to use a microphone “because I’m pretentious”. 1,136 more words


Caring too much: A response to a Guardian diagnosis of the working class

David Graeber, an American anthropologist, political activist and author currently teaching at Goldsmith’s, raised an interesting argument about austerity measures have not been met with widespread riots by from the British working class in his… 1,118 more words

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Poverty sensationalism

It’s been a long time since I posted, primarily down to coursework and other busyness as the end of my final year approaches. And what a terrible blog on policy, for missing the budget! 112 more words