Gypsies On Benefits And Proud: The Daily Star Flogs Channel 5’s Benefits Street For ‘Sponging’ Foreigners
THE Daily Star once told its readers to vote for the EDL. Todays its anti-foreigner message is cloaked in a front page about gloating, freeloading Romanians:
The Star’s (prop. Richard Desmond) headline is linked to a Channel 5 (prop. Richard Desmond) documentary. The paper tells us:
TV documentary exposes how gypsies are happy to exploit British benefit system
GYPSIES! Always the gypsies!
A NEW documentary is coming to your telly showing the lives of three gypsy families who say they love sponging off benefits in Britain.
Wonder how much these gypsies got paid to appear on the telly show? White Dee, Benefit Street’s Matron “Mama” Morton, is rumoured to be getting £60,000 to appear on Channel 5’s Big Brother. For those of you who didn’t catch the show, Channel 4 bills Benefits Street as:
This documentary series reveals the reality of life on benefits, as the residents of one of Britain’s most benefit-dependent streets invite cameras into their tight-knit community
Thanks to telly, at least one of them is off benefits. Maybe one of the faces on Gypsies On Benefits And Proud will strike it rich on the magic box?
Katarina Cisarova has brought her eleven children and eleven grand-children with her to an estate in Rotherham.
The 43-year-old Slovakian Roma said she is happy to be here without having to worry about work.
She said: “My country, I no had a job, no food, nothing. No going back, never. I like here England. England give me house, give me doctor, give school, benefit, England good. Thank you so much England.”
Make your feel good, doesn’t it, to know that England is a society that attracts aspirational people looking for a better life. She had no job in Slovakia. Maybe she will get one here.
Of course, we’re supposed to dislike them. They are, after all, “proud” to milk the system:
The third gypsy being documented is Viorel Dinu. He came to the UK after losing both of his legs in Romania when he was seven years old.
In Romania, he begged for money on his skateboard, but here he gets £750 a month in handouts. He revealed: “I come to the UK because I don’t have a nice life there. In England is more better life (sic) because here they don’t look on you if you black or not. They don’t think if your gypsy or not. Every door is open here, this is the most easy.”
Lest you be labouring under the idea that gypsies are thieving swine who “sponge off the UK” (see Daily Star headline), we hear from one of the show’s experts:
Executive Producer Jacqui Wilson says: “This programme reinforces the determination of the “And Proud” series to bring ground-breaking content, unearthing controversial characters and challenging stories that viewers have never have seen before.
“People should watch this programme before jumping to conclusions. Some of its revelations will make people think twice about Gypsies in the UK.”
Feel that warm glow?
That’s you burning a copy of the Daily Star.