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    (Original post by Kibalchich)
    What? Because someone else makes a ridiculous statement, I'm the worst poster?
    Please go.
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    (Original post by uktotalgamer)
    Please go.
    No.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    'Chav', the legitimised insult used to describe the poor, a group considered fair game for any kind of humiliation by the right-wing press. The Sun and the Mail make money by attacking this group. They are owned by offshored oligarchs who live in billion-dollar mansions and think up new ways to insult British poor people. Great.
    Behaviour like this is indefensible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auiYBtx-Vxw
    Not all chavs are poor and not all poor people are chavs, everyone knows that. If you behave in such an awful manner then yes you open yourself up to justified insults and humiliation.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auiYBtx-Vxw
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    Some people are ********s. STOP PRESS.

    However, most people would see someone dressed in a shellsuit and label them as a chav. Regardless of how they behave. See the idiot above who said it means council housed and violent, for example.
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    For those using the 'dont work and live on benefits' argument, only 1.5% of public expenditure on cash benefits and services goes towards unemployment.
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    My family earns below the poverty line, we live in a council house, and my political views are generally left-wing, but I still agree with this. I hate how the whole 'chav' thing is causing all poor people to be lumped together as one group of wasters who have kids to get more child benefit, are too lazy to work, are addicted to drugs/alcohol etc. Plus it's horrible how these kids are being raised to be violent drug addicts just like their parents. The parents need to be sorted out, got off drugs, and made to get back into work, and the kids need better education and opportunities to break out of this way of life.
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    (Original post by AbathaZoe)
    My family earns below the poverty line, we live in a council house, and my political views are generally left-wing, but I still agree with this. I hate how the whole 'chav' thing is causing all poor people to be lumped together as one group of wasters who have kids to get more child benefit, are too lazy to work, are addicted to drugs/alcohol etc. Plus it's horrible how these kids are being raised to be violent drug addicts just like their parents. The parents need to be sorted out, got off drugs, and made to get back into work, and the kids need better education and opportunities to break out of this way of life.
    What left wing views do you hold?
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    (Original post by Barksy)
    No-one uses the word to describe the poor. They use it to describe those types. The fact you would suggest that is actually quite insulting to poor people.
    I see you are pro-free market, strong neo-conservative in social matters, an Neo-liberal in economic terms and an Liberiterian who like Ronald Reagan's legacy.
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    So much ignorance on this thread. It makes me feel sick!
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    (Original post by midnightice)
    So much ignorance on this thread. It makes me feel sick!
    Ignorance on the left side again.
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    (Original post by Barksy)
    No-one uses the word to describe the poor. They use it to describe those types. The fact you would suggest that is actually quite insulting to poor people.
    Says you.

    I recommend this excellent book by Owen Jones, 'Chavs', which describes how the term has been used to demonise the working class generally.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chavs-Demoni...dp/1844678644/
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    'Chav', the legitimised insult used to describe the poor, a group considered fair game for any kind of humiliation by the right-wing press. The Sun and the Mail make money by attacking this group. They are owned by offshored oligarchs who live in billion-dollar mansions and think up new ways to insult British poor people. Great.
    Do you actually believe half of the nonsense you write?
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    (Original post by uktotalgamer)
    Ignorance on the left side again.
    I should direct you to the book 'Chavs', by Owen Jones. However, I'm sure you're too closed minded to look into it.
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    (Original post by venenecinema)
    Do you actually believe half of the nonsense you write?
    Please address points in the thread and restrain yourself from making personal remarks.
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    Perhaps the government should provide better education and jobs for the working class first?
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    (Original post by midnightice)
    I should direct you to the book 'Chavs', by Owen Jones. However, I'm sure you're too closed minded to look into it.
    Ironic since that's a notoriously single-minded diatribe.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Says you.

    I recommend this excellent book by Owen Jones, 'Chavs', which describes how the term has been used to demonise the working class generally.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chavs-Demoni...dp/1844678644/
    I wondered how long it would be until someone mentioned that wimp.

    I don't take socialists seriously, I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by Barksy)
    I wondered how long it would be until someone mentioned that wimp.

    I don't take socialists seriously, I'm afraid.
    You wouldn't know a socialist if they smacked you in the face.
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    (Original post by Kibalchich)
    You wouldn't know a socialist if they smacked you in the face.
    Posting on here I'd say I'm quite apt at seeing who is leftist and who is normal.
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    (Original post by Barksy)
    I wondered how long it would be until someone mentioned that wimp.

    I don't take socialists seriously, I'm afraid.
    He must be doing something right, because Fox took time out to **** him off.

    Good discussion with Owen about Chavs here.

 
 
 
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