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Old 11th December 2012, 08:24   #1 (permalink)
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Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

Really makes me angry when I read articles like this. Why is the Government allowing this to happen?

While many families are worrying about how to afford Christmas this year, one jobless single mother has revealed she receives so much in benefits she has 2,000 to spend on designer gifts, clothes and partying.

Mother-of-two Leanna Broderick plans to buy 20 presents for each of her children, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren outfits, iPads and gold jewellery.
The 20-year-old, who has never worked, claims nearly 15,500 a year in state handouts.


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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

You are encouraging the Guardian and red top readers to question the Daily Mails ethics and validity.The trendy champagne socialists don't like the truth and always try to shoot the messenger.
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Old 11th December 2012, 08:46   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

She has done well to save that amount of money after paying gas electric food and other general expenses, but if it is true, she is clearly receiving far too much

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I quite agree with you Suzyq. Welfare should be seriously looked at. It was meant as a hand up when people fell of hard times, not a hand out.
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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

Does say how much she gets for housing, lets say 500 per month and 100 per month council tax, thats 7200, take that from 15600, thats 8400, to pay for utilities, food, clothes and sundries.

maybe it is too much I don't know, but doen't seem that excessive to me, for 3 people. I wonder how the Mail got the story and persuded her to pose like that.

I do think there is a deeper issue, with people being unwilling to come off benefits, whilst we had a fire here yesterday in Hull which revealed 12 Polish guys living in one flat who all have jobs.
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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

how much money does she actually get in hand if the rent and council tax is paid by the council ...and what is the 430 child tax credits is that cash in hand

condemned if we condemn easy living ..yet if we dont we have to deal with the consequences as in this girls case where theres no shame attached to having children without the means to look after them
And its men as well as women who don't care because the results of their tom cat behaviour will be well looked after
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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

This kind of thing makes me mad, i run my own business and employ a fair number of people on good wages. In good years i make a decent living but in tough years i make nothing. I have a good and loyal workforce and always make sure that conditions are good for them even sometimes to my detrement. I totally agree with reviewing benefits and hope that this government really clamps down on these people who actually are proud of living off others. Arrrgg, makes me mad - well, better get off to work now, some of us have to make a living!!
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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

just part of a right wing agenda to demonise sections of the population so they can tear up the welfare state ,they are now blaming the unemployed for unemployment ,the worry is some are gullable enough to believe it
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Re: Unemployed single mother on benefits who spends 2,000 on Christmas

For her to earn that sort of money, she would need to earn 18000 a year, the cost an employer would be 21/22,000 per year, who would employ an uneducated, unskilled single mother of 2 who has no working track record for that kind of cost ? So works out then!, I would remove/stop the single parent benefit introduced by the conservatives in the 1970s, and ignored by by subsequent governments since

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just part of a right wing agenda to demonise sections of the population so they can tear up the welfare state ,they are now blaming the unemployed for unemployment ,the worry is some are gullable enough to believe it

Not sure it applies in this case though as she was quoted as saying this.

Im not against the cuts, but only if the Government helps me find a job, she said.

In the meantime, Ill stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it.



She obviously hasn't heard of looking for a job herself. And where is the father to these children, why isn't he paying towards their upkeep? But I suppose he is on benefits as well.
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