Modern Poverty

Remember poor old Adam Johnson from yesterday, the 25 year old graduate of Media Writing who was going through financial hell thanks to the evil Tories and Universal Credit? Well, thanks to MC in the comments I’ve come across this Tweet from 15th October:

That would be the Galaxy S7 that retails for between £300-400:

Poverty ain’t what it used to be, is it?

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10 thoughts on “Modern Poverty

  1. We should set up a trading places scheme, we can send all those that whine about poverty to Africa for a year, swapping places with those in real poverty.

  2. Do be fair. He needs it to go after those high-powered, high-profile, entry-level, £60k/year media writing jobs. He wouldn’t look remotely hip enough with anything cheaper.

  3. @TJ. +1 to that. Went on a canoe trip down the Zambezi and visited a local village. Real poverty. Mud and thatch and rusty old razor blade as a knife that we would have thrown years ago

  4. He wouldn’t look remotely hip enough with anything cheaper.

    That’s probably one of the first questions in the interview: what phone do you have?

  5. I notice you’ve tagged this post ‘parenting’ Tim. Good call. One conclusion we can all draw from this is that his parents deserve a good slap.

  6. Along similar lines, from today’s Mail:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5010037/Marcus-drives-Mercedes-Ashley-afford-petrol.html
    He took an electrician apprenticeship after 6th form college (so could have gone to university) and is now quids in, with his own firm. Good for him.
    She did “Performing Arts” at Sunderland University, has a load of debt, and wonders why she can’t break into the West End. Sheesh! Poor advice from parents and teachers.

  7. One conclusion we can all draw from this is that his parents deserve a good slap.

    I’m finding a common theme in that the more messed up or immature the person is, the more useless the parents likely were.

  8. Along similar lines, from today’s Mail:

    From the article:

    Since she graduated with a 2:1 degree last July, the highlight of Ashley’s career has been a summer stint playing a dancing gnome at a shopping centre in Newcastle.

    You’d need a heart of stone…

  9. Dance, dance, dance little lady,
    Youth is fleeting to the rhythm
    Beating in your mind.
    Dance, dance, dance little lady,
    So obsessed with second best
    No rest you’ll ever find.
    Time and tide and trouble
    Never, never wait
    Let the cauldron bubble,
    Justify your fate.
    Dance, dance, dance little lady,
    Dance, dance, dance little lady,
    Leave tomorrow behind.

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