Saturday, 10 October 2015

On Safari In Deepest....Brixton?

I went to live on Angell Town for a week this summer to understand what it’s like to live on a troubled estate.
I hope you were insured by the 'Standard'..!

The story is exactly as you'd imagine, as are the inhabitants of this blighted estate:
Over dinner Golda suddenly proclaimed: “I am thinking of buying this house, David. Foxtons say it’s worth half a million.
"Forget that Brixton is a crime area, I am sitting on a gold mine!”
But how could she raise the deposit when she worked 16 hours a week as a part-time hairdresser and her income came mostly from working tax credit and child benefit payments?
*sighs*
Golda had six children by three absent fathers, none of whom seemed to contribute.
Why should they, when the taxpayer is bailing them out?
We are burying our children on one side of the wall and on the other side, the yuppies are having the time of their lives. This is London, not Afghanistan. It shouldn’t be a war zone but for us, it is.”
The 'yuppies', as you call them, are studying hard, working hard and enjoying the fruits of that labour. What are you doing?

6 comments:

Salamander said...

War zone? Why is it that people who have never been to or lived in a war zone, like to compare their hardship to being like a war zone? And if she actually lived in Afghanistan, she would be worse off as there is no benefits system. A fact that has not been lost on some of the more mobile Afghans......

Wolfie said...

Having traveled extensively in the developing world the most interesting feature is the sense of superiority and entitlement that you encounter in even the most depraved shit-hole.

Naturally such individuals find their true calling once they discover the benefit paradise of South London.

It's round-peg meets round hole.

Anonymous said...

Bunny,

It always amuses me that someone else is having the time of their lives and these people have nothing, its never the fault of the people who have nothing. Seems strange that.

Andrew Scarborough said...

She appears to be enjoying the benefits coming from the fruits of her rather frequent labours.

Lurkio said...

"I am sitting on a gold mine!"

No, anatomically speaking love you're sitting on a child benefit mine - which has been fully exploited by the sound of it.

JuliaM said...

"Why is it that people who have never been to or lived in a war zone, like to compare their hardship to being like a war zone?"

Hyperbole always sounds good to the uneducated.

"It's round-peg meets round hole."

Spot on! Cutting child benefit should have been the first thing the Tories did.

"She appears to be enjoying the benefits coming from the fruits of her rather frequent labours."

Heh! Well put.