Benefits Street


A 'Benefits TV' Star On the Reality of Benefits TV

After 'Benefits Street' came scores of copycat programmes that make entertainment out of claimants' hardships.


When Are We Going to Stop Laughing at 'Shit Britain'?

Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby is evidence that, in today's culture, working-class toughness is something to be mocked. Why have we turned poor people into punchlines?


Meeting the Pissed Off Residents of Channel 4's 'Immigration Street'

People living in Derby Road, Southampton aren't best pleased with the new TV show.


I Couldn't Have Paid for Uni without Having Sex for Money

No jobs, no benefits – so why are the government surprised when the poor turn to crime?