Channel 4's Benefits Street was not as bad as the dreadful title suggested. It was redeemed by the warmth of several residents, especially the single mother styled as White Dee.I…
Smoking but sober, loud but loving, Deirdre Kelly was shown doing the best she could for her kids in straitened circumstances, stowing money for local addicts who knew they couldn't trust themselves.But ‘doing the best she could for her kids’ meant ripping off the taxpayer and living it up on the Costa Del Sol!
There are rumours of a row with the benefit office over some promotional work. But Dee has written for the Spectator in return for a charity donation, and has now turned her hand to unpaid stand-up comedy. If the "big society" is ever going to be more than waffle, it will need the likes of White Dee.Well, the ‘Guardian’ and the ‘Indy’ and all the useful idiots that swell the ranks of the progressives might need her, but Britain’s hard-working taxpayers don’t!