Health bosses express anger over filming of controversial TV documentary in Southampton

Doctors demand filming of Immigration Street is scrapped over health fears

Doctors demand filming of Immigration Street is scrapped over health fears

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HEALTH chiefs have slammed the filming of a controversial documentary TV series in Southampton over fears for the health of vulnerable residents.

GPs have condemned Channel 4’s Immigration Street, which will focus on the lives of people living in Derby Road, and said it would “cynically exploit” the vulnerability of some residents and tear apart a “harmonious, diverse and thriving” community.

As reported by the Daily Echo, plans were first revealed in April this year to film a sequel to the hit series Benefits Street – which prompted criticism for how it portrayed people on benefits – and producers were focusing on Southampton.

Daily Echo:

Earlier this week scores of local people gathered to vent their anger at TV company Love Productions, who are behind the six-part series which is set to air next year.

Their concerns centred on the belief that the programme name is racist and does not accurately describe the people who live in Derby Road.

Angry residents held banners urging the firm to drop the programme and “go home” and were backed by local councillors and MPs.

Now health chiefs have added their weight to the calls saying the harm it will cause far outweighs any public interest.

Bitterne GP Steve Townsend, below, chair of the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We wholeheartedly support the local community in its condemnation of the programme especially as the potential harm it will do will outweigh any public interest.”

Daily Echo:

And his chief executive John Richards, below,  added: “I am deeply concerned to hear examples of how some people had already been lured into taking part having been provided with misleading and inadequate information by the film crews.

Daily Echo:

"It is apparent that little regard has been given to the vulnerability of some people in and around Derby Road who have been targeted to participate.”

Their thoughts were echoed by GP David Paynton, below,  from the area’s Nicholstown Surgery.

Daily Echo:

He said: “As a local doctor who understands this community I am very concerned about the risks to my patients if they are approached by the film crews. I am not convinced that any credible safeguards have been put in place to minimise such risks.”

Last night a spokesman for Love Productions said: “We strongly reject any suggestion producers have misled contributors or targeted vulnerable people. Love Productions’ duty of care protocols were praised by Ofcom in the regulator’s recent decision not to uphold any complaints about Benefits Street and all filming on this series is in accordance with the Broadcasting Code.

“Producers have spent several months getting to know the community and have spoken to council leaders. A range of residents are keen to share their stories and the series will represent contributors’ lives and status fairly and accurately – with only those who have given their informed consent featuring in the series.”

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7:49am Fri 25 Jul 14

gingerbiscuit1 says...

Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.
Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do. gingerbiscuit1
  • Score: 21

7:56am Fri 25 Jul 14

1981tom says...

Despite the headline, I can't see anywhere that says what the health risk is here?
Despite the headline, I can't see anywhere that says what the health risk is here? 1981tom
  • Score: 38

8:01am Fri 25 Jul 14

SotonGreen says...

Dangerous example,of,doctors dabbling in,politics it seems to me
Dangerous example,of,doctors dabbling in,politics it seems to me SotonGreen
  • Score: 23

8:08am Fri 25 Jul 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

screen it, i'm sure they have nothing to hide.
screen it, i'm sure they have nothing to hide. likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 12

8:16am Fri 25 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

gingerbiscuit1 wrote:
Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.
There is a thing called 'editing'...
[quote][p][bold]gingerbiscuit1[/bold] wrote: Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.[/p][/quote]There is a thing called 'editing'... elvisimo
  • Score: 38

8:25am Fri 25 Jul 14

cowley says...

Film it film it film it etc etc etc
Film it film it film it etc etc etc cowley
  • Score: 2

8:48am Fri 25 Jul 14

hays1179 says...

What have you got to hide let them get on with it I'm sure it will be interesting to watch
What have you got to hide let them get on with it I'm sure it will be interesting to watch hays1179
  • Score: 3

8:48am Fri 25 Jul 14

solomum says...

cowley wrote:
Film it film it film it etc etc etc
Would you be chanting that if it were your street, I wonder?
[quote][p][bold]cowley[/bold] wrote: Film it film it film it etc etc etc[/p][/quote]Would you be chanting that if it were your street, I wonder? solomum
  • Score: 1

9:06am Fri 25 Jul 14

Taskforce 141 says...

BAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHA

I've never herd something so ridiculous and funny!

How on Earth can Doctors comment on "community tension"?

You could half way accept if they were concern for a sheltered accommodation in the area and film crews approaching them, but you would just ask that they don't make contact them...

The more and more people go up in arms about a fly on the wall documentary it makes you think what do the residents of Derby Road have to hide?

Could it be the disgusting conditions they constantly leave the street in, with fly tipping, litter and gardens stacked with rubbish? Maybe the businesses down there are not complying to some business codes of conduct or even health and safety? I know i have seen the gents at international stores bombing around on the streets on their forklift causing obstructions with boxes and their deliveries.

It seems to me that people are scared of the TRUTH being shown, but with the state that SOME of the residents leave the street in, it has to be said that whilst working down their for several years I have witnessed a wonderful community spirit and that is something to be celebrated and something the rest of the city (and I dare say the rest of the England) could learn a lesson from...
BAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHA I've never herd something so ridiculous and funny! How on Earth can Doctors comment on "community tension"? You could half way accept if they were concern for a sheltered accommodation in the area and film crews approaching them, but you would just ask that they don't make contact them... The more and more people go up in arms about a fly on the wall documentary it makes you think what do the residents of Derby Road have to hide? Could it be the disgusting conditions they constantly leave the street in, with fly tipping, litter and gardens stacked with rubbish? Maybe the businesses down there are not complying to some business codes of conduct or even health and safety? I know i have seen the gents at international stores bombing around on the streets on their forklift causing obstructions with boxes and their deliveries. It seems to me that people are scared of the TRUTH being shown, but with the state that SOME of the residents leave the street in, it has to be said that whilst working down their for several years I have witnessed a wonderful community spirit and that is something to be celebrated and something the rest of the city (and I dare say the rest of the England) could learn a lesson from... Taskforce 141
  • Score: 18

9:11am Fri 25 Jul 14

City Saint says...

Maybe we should leave TV to the masses and health to the doctors.

I no more want a doctor programming my entertainment than I want a TV producer conducting my health check.

Having said that I doubt I would watch this, even though Derby Road was a legendary hotbed of interesting goings-ons and a source of regular gossip around the neighbourhood when I was a kid.
Maybe we should leave TV to the masses and health to the doctors. I no more want a doctor programming my entertainment than I want a TV producer conducting my health check. Having said that I doubt I would watch this, even though Derby Road was a legendary hotbed of interesting goings-ons and a source of regular gossip around the neighbourhood when I was a kid. City Saint
  • Score: 7

9:42am Fri 25 Jul 14

Bentley280 says...

Well this is one way to make sure the programme gets plenty of viewers. Keep it in the headlines at least every other day and plenty of mentions on the radio.
Well this is one way to make sure the programme gets plenty of viewers. Keep it in the headlines at least every other day and plenty of mentions on the radio. Bentley280
  • Score: 18

9:56am Fri 25 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

why not chilworth street for a bit of balance ,let the loonie facists get their kicks elsewhere.
why not chilworth street for a bit of balance ,let the loonie facists get their kicks elsewhere. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: -3

10:14am Fri 25 Jul 14

From the sidelines says...

What is it about Derby Road that is so shameful it must be kept hidden?
What is it about Derby Road that is so shameful it must be kept hidden? From the sidelines
  • Score: -1

10:21am Fri 25 Jul 14

Linesman says...

elvisimo wrote:
gingerbiscuit1 wrote:
Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.
There is a thing called 'editing'...
There is also a thing called 'censorship.'
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gingerbiscuit1[/bold] wrote: Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.[/p][/quote]There is a thing called 'editing'...[/p][/quote]There is also a thing called 'censorship.' Linesman
  • Score: -4

10:22am Fri 25 Jul 14

bloke from bitterene park says...

these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .
these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN . bloke from bitterene park
  • Score: 8

10:47am Fri 25 Jul 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

bloke from bitterene park wrote:
these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .
Why come to Southampton and not film the whole thing in London, where most prominent immigrants live in Buck House and other palaces?
[quote][p][bold]bloke from bitterene park[/bold] wrote: these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .[/p][/quote]Why come to Southampton and not film the whole thing in London, where most prominent immigrants live in Buck House and other palaces? Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 7

10:52am Fri 25 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

Its already upsetting the community and it hasn't been shown yet, why can't people just be left alone to get on with their lives.
Its already upsetting the community and it hasn't been shown yet, why can't people just be left alone to get on with their lives. bigfella777
  • Score: 10

11:07am Fri 25 Jul 14

itsnotjustice says...

this is all stupid..... the tv company want to make a show and the fame hungry people want to be on there.....

only the ones who WANT to be on there will be shown..

just let them get on with it....
this is all stupid..... the tv company want to make a show and the fame hungry people want to be on there..... only the ones who WANT to be on there will be shown.. just let them get on with it.... itsnotjustice
  • Score: -1

11:17am Fri 25 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

I enjoyed Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers last night. Does this mean that the Jewish "community" of Hatton Garden is more robust than the Derby Roadsters, or what?
I enjoyed Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers last night. Does this mean that the Jewish "community" of Hatton Garden is more robust than the Derby Roadsters, or what? Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

11:20am Fri 25 Jul 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

SotonGreen wrote:
Dangerous example,of,doctors dabbling in,politics it seems to me
Or could it be the proof that medical profession is willing to stand by the people against exploitation by likes of Love Production, who want to mint money by promoting prejudice and hate, when The Green Party has decided to stay quite on the subject that many residents of Derby Road think is important to them; because the programme is likely to create social tensions and 'stress' for some people that may lead to 'depression' etc, which are recognised medical conditions.

Unlike prominent local leading light (which in fact is less than even dim!!!) of Greens, their Parliamentery candidate Angela Mowle, the local MP Dr. Alan Whitehead has as always stood by his constituents.

Have you ever wondered why Alan keep on winning even on NuLabour ticket? It is because he works hard on behalf of his constituents and cares more about the environment than the candidate of your Green Party, with which some of us may have lots of sympathy but will not vote because of people like her who do not stand by the ordinary people.
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: Dangerous example,of,doctors dabbling in,politics it seems to me[/p][/quote]Or could it be the proof that medical profession is willing to stand by the people against exploitation by likes of Love Production, who want to mint money by promoting prejudice and hate, when The Green Party has decided to stay quite on the subject that many residents of Derby Road think is important to them; because the programme is likely to create social tensions and 'stress' for some people that may lead to 'depression' etc, which are recognised medical conditions. Unlike prominent local leading light (which in fact is less than even dim!!!) of Greens, their Parliamentery candidate Angela Mowle, the local MP Dr. Alan Whitehead has as always stood by his constituents. Have you ever wondered why Alan keep on winning even on NuLabour ticket? It is because he works hard on behalf of his constituents and cares more about the environment than the candidate of your Green Party, with which some of us may have lots of sympathy but will not vote because of people like her who do not stand by the ordinary people. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -10

11:47am Fri 25 Jul 14

Linesman says...

bloke from bitterene park wrote:
these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .
"These idiots?"

How much do you think that these people, that you refer to as Idiots, will be making from this programme?

With all the publicity that the objectors, who know virtually nothing about the content of the programme, are giving it, I imagine that it will be compulsive viewing for many, and the 'idiots' will be laughing all the way to the bank.

I have no objection to them filming, so you do NOT speak on behalf of me or my family.
[quote][p][bold]bloke from bitterene park[/bold] wrote: these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .[/p][/quote]"These idiots?" How much do you think that these people, that you refer to as Idiots, will be making from this programme? With all the publicity that the objectors, who know virtually nothing about the content of the programme, are giving it, I imagine that it will be compulsive viewing for many, and the 'idiots' will be laughing all the way to the bank. I have no objection to them filming, so you do NOT speak on behalf of me or my family. Linesman
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Fri 25 Jul 14

skatesrslime says...

probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped! skatesrslime
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Fri 25 Jul 14

melting pot says...

Well trust the Echo to contribute to the now assured success of this programme.

No publicity is bad publicity as the TV production company are no doubt saying whilst laughing all the way to the bank.
Well trust the Echo to contribute to the now assured success of this programme. No publicity is bad publicity as the TV production company are no doubt saying whilst laughing all the way to the bank. melting pot
  • Score: 5

12:31pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Chunshine says...

Should have made this program years ago and then kept going back every year to see how things have/have not changed!

If you have nothing to hide then I don't see what the problem is.

As a child I grew up at the bottom of Southampton and saw for my own eyes what was expanding out of that area, now it's time for the rest of the population to see an area of our country for what it is!

As for these doctors, I'm sure they will love getting their faces all over the newspapers and TV. No doubt they will afford to spend longer than the standard 10 minute appointment that their patients, who they are so concerned about, get!
Should have made this program years ago and then kept going back every year to see how things have/have not changed! If you have nothing to hide then I don't see what the problem is. As a child I grew up at the bottom of Southampton and saw for my own eyes what was expanding out of that area, now it's time for the rest of the population to see an area of our country for what it is! As for these doctors, I'm sure they will love getting their faces all over the newspapers and TV. No doubt they will afford to spend longer than the standard 10 minute appointment that their patients, who they are so concerned about, get! Chunshine
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Fri 25 Jul 14

southamptonadi says...

Come DE, tell us where the health risk is.

is it having a film crew nearby? Have the got something we might catch?

Maybe the stress of trying to hide something is too much?

Are the so worried it's causing depression?

Maybe seeing themselves on tele might bring on a heart condition?

So what is it? I can't keep up the guessing.

Is it because the doctors are a big part of a community? So they are standing up on their behalf and it has nothing to do with health.
Come DE, tell us where the health risk is. is it having a film crew nearby? Have the got something we might catch? Maybe the stress of trying to hide something is too much? Are the so worried it's causing depression? Maybe seeing themselves on tele might bring on a heart condition? So what is it? I can't keep up the guessing. Is it because the doctors are a big part of a community? So they are standing up on their behalf and it has nothing to do with health. southamptonadi
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Red_Rock says...

Scum TV made by scum TV producers for viewing by scum viewers.
Scum TV made by scum TV producers for viewing by scum viewers. Red_Rock
  • Score: 0

12:49pm Fri 25 Jul 14

the Newmarket Saint says...

bloke from bitterene park wrote:
these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .
you mean CITY !!!!
[quote][p][bold]bloke from bitterene park[/bold] wrote: these idiots from the tv company are picking on derby rd because of race not immigration , if they wanted to do a program about immigration they should do it in shirley , where there are lots more immigrants now than derby rd . GO AWAY LOVE PRODUCTIONS YOU'RE NOT WANTED IN MY TOWN .[/p][/quote]you mean CITY !!!! the Newmarket Saint
  • Score: 1

12:53pm Fri 25 Jul 14

good-gosh says...

It's clear from the protests that it's not wanted by most and deemed to be harmful by community experts – the needs of real people take precedence over superficial entertainment – submit a request for a ban to Southampton court.
It's clear from the protests that it's not wanted by most and deemed to be harmful by community experts – the needs of real people take precedence over superficial entertainment – submit a request for a ban to Southampton court. good-gosh
  • Score: 3

1:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Linesman says...

skatesrslime wrote:
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago.

They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.
[quote][p][bold]skatesrslime[/bold] wrote: probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped![/p][/quote]I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago. They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red. Linesman
  • Score: 3

1:32pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Pobinr says...

It's the other way round. Get too close to the red light ladies there & your health might suffer!
It's the other way round. Get too close to the red light ladies there & your health might suffer! Pobinr
  • Score: -2

2:30pm Fri 25 Jul 14

From the sidelines says...

An opinion about likely effects on mental health from GPs, those jacks of all trades of the medical profession.

Do we have any expert opinion?
An opinion about likely effects on mental health from GPs, those jacks of all trades of the medical profession. Do we have any expert opinion? From the sidelines
  • Score: -2

2:47pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Hastagger says...

FFS - show me a band wagon and I'll jump on it!!!!!

Surely the doctors should firstly be seeing patients rather than sticking their noses is, secondly, there a far more harmful things they could be campaigning about, such as smoking, people feeding kids junk food all the time, any number of other issues.

How have the 'stars' of benefits street been affected by health problems because of the show? I don't think they have!
FFS - show me a band wagon and I'll jump on it!!!!! Surely the doctors should firstly be seeing patients rather than sticking their noses is, secondly, there a far more harmful things they could be campaigning about, such as smoking, people feeding kids junk food all the time, any number of other issues. How have the 'stars' of benefits street been affected by health problems because of the show? I don't think they have! Hastagger
  • Score: -1

3:03pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Linesman wrote:
skatesrslime wrote:
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago.

They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.
You mean like NuLabour!!!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skatesrslime[/bold] wrote: probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped![/p][/quote]I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago. They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.[/p][/quote]You mean like NuLabour!!! Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -4

3:30pm Fri 25 Jul 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

gingerbiscuit1 wrote:
Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.
Yes it is. We are concerned about the vulnerable minority who have been bribed and bullied into taking part in a racially divisive right wing show. Shame on Channel 4
[quote][p][bold]gingerbiscuit1[/bold] wrote: Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.[/p][/quote]Yes it is. We are concerned about the vulnerable minority who have been bribed and bullied into taking part in a racially divisive right wing show. Shame on Channel 4 CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

CHIMPANZEE wrote:
gingerbiscuit1 wrote:
Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.
Yes it is. We are concerned about the vulnerable minority who have been bribed and bullied into taking part in a racially divisive right wing show. Shame on Channel 4
There are vulnerable minorities everywhere and left wingers like Michael Moore ready to take advantage of them. I know. Let's ban everything from TV except the Muppets (just for your benefit Chimpanzee)
[quote][p][bold]CHIMPANZEE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gingerbiscuit1[/bold] wrote: Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.[/p][/quote]Yes it is. We are concerned about the vulnerable minority who have been bribed and bullied into taking part in a racially divisive right wing show. Shame on Channel 4[/p][/quote]There are vulnerable minorities everywhere and left wingers like Michael Moore ready to take advantage of them. I know. Let's ban everything from TV except the Muppets (just for your benefit Chimpanzee) Dai Rear
  • Score: -4

3:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

My respect for Channel 4 and its staff Jon Snow and C. Murty is gone down the drain. If they can hire a company like Love film to focus on negative portrayal of our people the limit on fascism has gone well past. The community ought to get together and sue Chanel 4
My respect for Channel 4 and its staff Jon Snow and C. Murty is gone down the drain. If they can hire a company like Love film to focus on negative portrayal of our people the limit on fascism has gone well past. The community ought to get together and sue Chanel 4 CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 2

4:04pm Fri 25 Jul 14

cowley says...

solomum wrote:
cowley wrote:
Film it film it film it etc etc etc
Would you be chanting that if it were your street, I wonder?
I wouldn't mind John. What's the problemo?
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cowley[/bold] wrote: Film it film it film it etc etc etc[/p][/quote]Would you be chanting that if it were your street, I wonder?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't mind John. What's the problemo? cowley
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Niel says...

Six Dials, Northam and Derby Rd. have changed greatly in the last 50 years, the 'toms' pimped by the West Indians may be long gone, the former Eastern Bloc seems to have taken over that role, but the immigrant effect goes much deeper. The UK needs to wake up to just how well some integrate, and how divisive other groups are, too long UK born of all races colours and creeds have suffered under the importation of what for the tories is cheap labour to drive down wages, and under labour easy votes from those that should be grateful. Over population, driven by those that would breed themselves to power is a very real issue ignored for too long, OUR nhs that WE have paid for is overloaded, a medical specialist friend who needs to attend a cancer clinic for himself has been back listed several times, each time because a recent immigrant was considered more important by hospital management, well they would he's white british, no support workers to campaign on his behalf...
Six Dials, Northam and Derby Rd. have changed greatly in the last 50 years, the 'toms' pimped by the West Indians may be long gone, the former Eastern Bloc seems to have taken over that role, but the immigrant effect goes much deeper. The UK needs to wake up to just how well some integrate, and how divisive other groups are, too long UK born of all races colours and creeds have suffered under the importation of what for the tories is cheap labour to drive down wages, and under labour easy votes from those that should be grateful. Over population, driven by those that would breed themselves to power is a very real issue ignored for too long, OUR nhs that WE have paid for is overloaded, a medical specialist friend who needs to attend a cancer clinic for himself has been back listed several times, each time because a recent immigrant was considered more important by hospital management, well they would he's white british, no support workers to campaign on his behalf... Niel
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Fri 25 Jul 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks
I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S!monOn says...

Linesman wrote:
skatesrslime wrote:
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago.

They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.
I remember driving down Brinton's Road about 15 years ago and had to make way for a fire engine on a call out.

As I was pulling away again I noticed a young lady reaching out to open the passenger door. I didn't stop because it scared the hell out of me.

I now drive through there as quickly as possible, non-stop, fire engine or no fire engine.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skatesrslime[/bold] wrote: probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped![/p][/quote]I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago. They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.[/p][/quote]I remember driving down Brinton's Road about 15 years ago and had to make way for a fire engine on a call out. As I was pulling away again I noticed a young lady reaching out to open the passenger door. I didn't stop because it scared the hell out of me. I now drive through there as quickly as possible, non-stop, fire engine or no fire engine. S!monOn
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

Red_Rock wrote:
Scum TV made by scum TV producers for viewing by scum viewers.
Starring scum benefit scroungers
[quote][p][bold]Red_Rock[/bold] wrote: Scum TV made by scum TV producers for viewing by scum viewers.[/p][/quote]Starring scum benefit scroungers mickey01
  • Score: -2

4:56pm Fri 25 Jul 14

sotonboy84 says...

elvisimo wrote:
gingerbiscuit1 wrote:
Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.
There is a thing called 'editing'...
Is that the same editing that showed people shoplifting in Birmingham to buy drugs and showing White Dee happily chain smoking as she couldn't work but had no problem with the countless interviews that followed the programme?
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gingerbiscuit1[/bold] wrote: Dont see what the problem is , you can only portray yourself as you are and since some folks want to do it, its no one elses business if they do.[/p][/quote]There is a thing called 'editing'...[/p][/quote]Is that the same editing that showed people shoplifting in Birmingham to buy drugs and showing White Dee happily chain smoking as she couldn't work but had no problem with the countless interviews that followed the programme? sotonboy84
  • Score: -2

5:04pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

CHIMPANZEE wrote:
I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks
Indeed, as your spelling suggests you are clearly an intellectual. Just one teeny weeny point: in the days of fascism/communism (same thing) uncontrolled mass immigration didn't exist. But as an intellectual I'll bet you'll know what Stalin et al would have said about it. Come to think, Uncle Joe did "emigrate" a lot of people-the Chechens for starters.
[quote][p][bold]CHIMPANZEE[/bold] wrote: I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks[/p][/quote]Indeed, as your spelling suggests you are clearly an intellectual. Just one teeny weeny point: in the days of fascism/communism (same thing) uncontrolled mass immigration didn't exist. But as an intellectual I'll bet you'll know what Stalin et al would have said about it. Come to think, Uncle Joe did "emigrate" a lot of people-the Chechens for starters. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

6:41pm Fri 25 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Health issues in the old RED light days , ! Does anyone there now SPEAK the English ?
Health issues in the old RED light days , ! Does anyone there now SPEAK the English ? SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -4

6:57pm Fri 25 Jul 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

Dai Rear wrote:
CHIMPANZEE wrote:
I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks
Indeed, as your spelling suggests you are clearly an intellectual. Just one teeny weeny point: in the days of fascism/communism (same thing) uncontrolled mass immigration didn't exist. But as an intellectual I'll bet you'll know what Stalin et al would have said about it. Come to think, Uncle Joe did "emigrate" a lot of people-the Chechens for starters.
How about the so called Brits who populated aboriginal land(Australia) India Africa and the rest of the world who are still victims of their legacy. As a consequence those very people are here and your film makers want to make fun of them - particularly the vulnerable lot amongst them. How does such attitude further the education of so called natives whose standard of information and education is on a downward decline and at this rate will remain so.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHIMPANZEE[/bold] wrote: I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks[/p][/quote]Indeed, as your spelling suggests you are clearly an intellectual. Just one teeny weeny point: in the days of fascism/communism (same thing) uncontrolled mass immigration didn't exist. But as an intellectual I'll bet you'll know what Stalin et al would have said about it. Come to think, Uncle Joe did "emigrate" a lot of people-the Chechens for starters.[/p][/quote]How about the so called Brits who populated aboriginal land(Australia) India Africa and the rest of the world who are still victims of their legacy. As a consequence those very people are here and your film makers want to make fun of them - particularly the vulnerable lot amongst them. How does such attitude further the education of so called natives whose standard of information and education is on a downward decline and at this rate will remain so. CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 3

7:19pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Linesman says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Linesman wrote:
skatesrslime wrote:
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago.

They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.
You mean like NuLabour!!!
No.
It was Thatcher & Co that screwed us, and Royston Smith had a pretty good attempt at it as well.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skatesrslime[/bold] wrote: probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped![/p][/quote]I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago. They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.[/p][/quote]You mean like NuLabour!!![/p][/quote]No. It was Thatcher & Co that screwed us, and Royston Smith had a pretty good attempt at it as well. Linesman
  • Score: -2

8:36pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Health issues in the old RED light days , ! Does anyone there now SPEAK the English ?
doubt it it will be like walking in tesco in the afternoon no english no working all in tracksuits and all with crew cuts and thats only the women welcome to what was the green and pleasant land called england
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Health issues in the old RED light days , ! Does anyone there now SPEAK the English ?[/p][/quote]doubt it it will be like walking in tesco in the afternoon no english no working all in tracksuits and all with crew cuts and thats only the women welcome to what was the green and pleasant land called england mickey01
  • Score: 2

8:47pm Fri 25 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

sounds like a lot of people have a lot to fear from a simple documentary.... I notice the labour cronies up in arms about it.... I wonder what this documentary will uncover ?
sounds like a lot of people have a lot to fear from a simple documentary.... I notice the labour cronies up in arms about it.... I wonder what this documentary will uncover ? steekeemcglue
  • Score: 2

9:03pm Fri 25 Jul 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Loads of doctors are immigrants how many of them are complaining?
Loads of doctors are immigrants how many of them are complaining? rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -1

9:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Torchie1 says...

Linesman wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Linesman wrote:
skatesrslime wrote:
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago.

They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.
You mean like NuLabour!!!
No.
It was Thatcher & Co that screwed us, and Royston Smith had a pretty good attempt at it as well.
How did thirteen years of Labour administration not manage to roll back what Margaret Thatcher did in her eleven years as Prime Minister? Perhaps you could produce a list of what Labour did roll back during their recent thirteen years in power and what they still have to do ?
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skatesrslime[/bold] wrote: probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped![/p][/quote]I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago. They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.[/p][/quote]You mean like NuLabour!!![/p][/quote]No. It was Thatcher & Co that screwed us, and Royston Smith had a pretty good attempt at it as well.[/p][/quote]How did thirteen years of Labour administration not manage to roll back what Margaret Thatcher did in her eleven years as Prime Minister? Perhaps you could produce a list of what Labour did roll back during their recent thirteen years in power and what they still have to do ? Torchie1
  • Score: 1

9:47pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Linesman wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Linesman wrote:
skatesrslime wrote:
probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped!
I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago.

They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.
You mean like NuLabour!!!
No.
It was Thatcher & Co that screwed us, and Royston Smith had a pretty good attempt at it as well.
I was not trying to play the blame game, but only thinking of your words "They have seen the light, it's no longer 'red'..."

So thought that Labour's red colour has also disappeared, which under NuLabour has become 'Tory Blue'

On the serious issue, I agree with you that Thatcher & co's economic and social policies started many problems, but why did NuLabour under Blair and Brown kept on implementing not only the same evil agenda but even more pro rich anti working class policies, which triggered the financial crisis?

Yes locally like you I too opposed Tory Cllr. Smith and his Group's policies, but which way the NuLabour under confirmed liars Richards and Rayment and then under Simon Letts and his colleagues has been any better? Fact: they have cut even more services and destroyed more jobs.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skatesrslime[/bold] wrote: probably the residents don't want to show the country what a pighole they live in! of their own making i must add ! litter,old mattresses dumped![/p][/quote]I imagine that they have improved it to what it was ten years ago. They have probably seen the light, and it's no longer Red.[/p][/quote]You mean like NuLabour!!![/p][/quote]No. It was Thatcher & Co that screwed us, and Royston Smith had a pretty good attempt at it as well.[/p][/quote]I was not trying to play the blame game, but only thinking of your words "They have seen the light, it's no longer 'red'..." So thought that Labour's red colour has also disappeared, which under NuLabour has become 'Tory Blue' On the serious issue, I agree with you that Thatcher & co's economic and social policies started many problems, but why did NuLabour under Blair and Brown kept on implementing not only the same evil agenda but even more pro rich anti working class policies, which triggered the financial crisis? Yes locally like you I too opposed Tory Cllr. Smith and his Group's policies, but which way the NuLabour under confirmed liars Richards and Rayment and then under Simon Letts and his colleagues has been any better? Fact: they have cut even more services and destroyed more jobs. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: -2

11:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Rob444 says...

If enough residents in the area are against this programme. it wouldn't be difficult for them to disrupt filming every time the film crew turned up.
If enough residents in the area are against this programme. it wouldn't be difficult for them to disrupt filming every time the film crew turned up. Rob444
  • Score: 1

7:43am Sat 26 Jul 14

michael67 says...

Maybe they don't want this shown as it exposes the myth of cultural integration. I liven in Northumberland road temporary. As a white person i was ignored and shunned. There is no integration, in fact half the people living there don't speak, read or write English. The majority rake in Thousands of ponds through benefits by working for low wages and having large families. I would bet my hat that very few actually contribute more financially to the country than they receive. The cost of all benefits, education and drain on the NHS runs into untold Millions from that area.

PLEASE SHOW THE SERIES SO THE COUNTRY CAN SEE WHAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHAT THE POLITICIANS WONT SHOW OR TELL US.
Maybe they don't want this shown as it exposes the myth of cultural integration. I liven in Northumberland road temporary. As a white person i was ignored and shunned. There is no integration, in fact half the people living there don't speak, read or write English. The majority rake in Thousands of ponds through benefits by working for low wages and having large families. I would bet my hat that very few actually contribute more financially to the country than they receive. The cost of all benefits, education and drain on the NHS runs into untold Millions from that area. PLEASE SHOW THE SERIES SO THE COUNTRY CAN SEE WHAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHAT THE POLITICIANS WONT SHOW OR TELL US. michael67
  • Score: 0

8:53am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

CHIMPANZEE wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
CHIMPANZEE wrote:
I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks
Indeed, as your spelling suggests you are clearly an intellectual. Just one teeny weeny point: in the days of fascism/communism (same thing) uncontrolled mass immigration didn't exist. But as an intellectual I'll bet you'll know what Stalin et al would have said about it. Come to think, Uncle Joe did "emigrate" a lot of people-the Chechens for starters.
How about the so called Brits who populated aboriginal land(Australia) India Africa and the rest of the world who are still victims of their legacy. As a consequence those very people are here and your film makers want to make fun of them - particularly the vulnerable lot amongst them. How does such attitude further the education of so called natives whose standard of information and education is on a downward decline and at this rate will remain so.
How about them? The spread of Empire preceded fascism by up to 300 years and wasn't a question of mass immigration by anyone. There were not the physical means of mass immigration (planes, massive oil powered ships, trucks) available. Try again but you won't succeed.
[quote][p][bold]CHIMPANZEE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHIMPANZEE[/bold] wrote: I would not waste my time to argue with fascist ignoramouse folks[/p][/quote]Indeed, as your spelling suggests you are clearly an intellectual. Just one teeny weeny point: in the days of fascism/communism (same thing) uncontrolled mass immigration didn't exist. But as an intellectual I'll bet you'll know what Stalin et al would have said about it. Come to think, Uncle Joe did "emigrate" a lot of people-the Chechens for starters.[/p][/quote]How about the so called Brits who populated aboriginal land(Australia) India Africa and the rest of the world who are still victims of their legacy. As a consequence those very people are here and your film makers want to make fun of them - particularly the vulnerable lot amongst them. How does such attitude further the education of so called natives whose standard of information and education is on a downward decline and at this rate will remain so.[/p][/quote]How about them? The spread of Empire preceded fascism by up to 300 years and wasn't a question of mass immigration by anyone. There were not the physical means of mass immigration (planes, massive oil powered ships, trucks) available. Try again but you won't succeed. Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

12:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Woolston ollie says...

michael67 wrote:
Maybe they don't want this shown as it exposes the myth of cultural integration. I liven in Northumberland road temporary. As a white person i was ignored and shunned. There is no integration, in fact half the people living there don't speak, read or write English. The majority rake in Thousands of ponds through benefits by working for low wages and having large families. I would bet my hat that very few actually contribute more financially to the country than they receive. The cost of all benefits, education and drain on the NHS runs into untold Millions from that area. PLEASE SHOW THE SERIES SO THE COUNTRY CAN SEE WHAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHAT THE POLITICIANS WONT SHOW OR TELL US.
Spot on the immigrants in this once proud county are dragging it even deeper with their claims for everything free they can get their hands on without contributing anything.
Have a walk into the walkin centre at the St Marys hospital not an British person there yet we are the one contributing more and more.
Last week i had the misfortune to need a prescription, the lady asked if i pay for them, i said yes every month out of my wages. The prescription cost me £25. The immigrant in front of me walked out smiling with a bag full of drugs for free. We are being used.
[quote][p][bold]michael67[/bold] wrote: Maybe they don't want this shown as it exposes the myth of cultural integration. I liven in Northumberland road temporary. As a white person i was ignored and shunned. There is no integration, in fact half the people living there don't speak, read or write English. The majority rake in Thousands of ponds through benefits by working for low wages and having large families. I would bet my hat that very few actually contribute more financially to the country than they receive. The cost of all benefits, education and drain on the NHS runs into untold Millions from that area. PLEASE SHOW THE SERIES SO THE COUNTRY CAN SEE WHAT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, WHAT THE POLITICIANS WONT SHOW OR TELL US.[/p][/quote]Spot on the immigrants in this once proud county are dragging it even deeper with their claims for everything free they can get their hands on without contributing anything. Have a walk into the walkin centre at the St Marys hospital not an British person there yet we are the one contributing more and more. Last week i had the misfortune to need a prescription, the lady asked if i pay for them, i said yes every month out of my wages. The prescription cost me £25. The immigrant in front of me walked out smiling with a bag full of drugs for free. We are being used. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 0

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