Viewers of BBC Universal Credit documentary deride it as ‘systematic genocide’

Faceless: Universal Credit is an attempt to avoid treating benefit claimants as people. It is easier to deprive you of everything if they don’t have to think of you as a person.

The latest Tory propaganda effort to promote Universal Credit is not going well, it seems, with viewers labelling the policy “systematic genocide”.

This Site has already commented on the fact that employees at Liverpool’s Toxteth Job Centre didn’t want to appear on the show, because they did not want to be associated with government propaganda.

Now it seems viewers of the programme have rejected claims that Universal Credit helps anybody claiming it – voicing particular horror at the story of a 61-year-old woman who was forced to work three jobs, just to make ends meet.

61-year-old claimant Sue was shown struggling to survive on egg and baked beans after losing her job and being told her benefits would be reduced if she didn’t get 35 hours’ work a week.

@PurpleDon1973 said: “That poor woman. Susan, made redundant, 61 years old. 61 and expected to take on two or three jobs. Landed a job for 10 hours a week and jobcentre still on her back. 61 years old. Ffs.”

Another [viewer] described Universal Credit as “systematic genocide”.

Ant C said there are times he’s needed to claim Universal Credit “but was made to feel so ashamed I quickly withdrew my application”.

“No compassion whatsoever!” he said.

Some viewers were annoyed at the upbeat solutions to the case studies, suggesting the overall programme is actually more about government “propaganda” than showing the brutal realities at their worst.

JJ Wyatt said: “This show smacks of propaganda, the Universal Credit system is deliberately designed to punish and coerce.”

Source: Viewers slam Universal Credit as ‘systematic genocide’ after BBC documentary – Mirror Online

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One Comment

  1. Jeffrey Davies February 12, 2020 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    All part and parcel of their aktion T4 program ask yourself whot could they have done with 20 25 30 billion pounds has this UC has cost far to much it would have been cheaper just to pay claiments their monies but never the less they are culling the stock through benefits denial. Jeff3

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