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    But I'm sure what you had to say was so very informative. Good day dear. Have fun with those student loans.
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    (Original post by AccountingBabe)
    Your parents have the income to support you... Some peoples parents don't. But your parents didn't invest or plan their finances hence why you are in this situation.
    Maybe you should ask your parents to take out a loan to cover the short fall or get a job yourself.

    I don't know why you can't get this through your skull but the government doesn't owe you anything... You're not even from the uk.

    And before you go on about how your parents pay their taxes, well those low wage families have mainly been in the uk for generations and have paid their dues.

    Be glad we even let you into our country and allow you to have a loan even if it's not the full amount that you feel you are entitled to.


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    Hang on, we don't know where this poster is from! They may have lived all their lives here or long enough to be entitled to all the same services as any other person here. For all you know they are a British Citizen. If not, who cares. I for one am glad that they did come to the UK. Furthermore, you know nothing about the circumstances in which their parents came here. Nothing. If their parents pay their taxes that should be more than enough to entitle them to access government services. We actually know next to nothing about this person's circumstances. I'm just sorry that people with connections outside the UK encounter such xenophobia.
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    (Original post by AccountingBabe)
    It's not about race it's this whole entitlement issue I have a problem with and if he is going to start claiming he is more entitled then I'm going to state who I feel is more entitled to the money.

    I have no qualms with the English, I'm actually proud to be part of the U.K.

    It's a generous state but people like this are just draining and trying to rob the system of everything they can get their hands on just like benefit scroungers.

    Also I've got plenty of jobs, many I'm sure he would never do because he's too entitled.


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    So someone who doesn't claim benefits is scrounging more than someone who is on benefits.

    Also you can state you think you're entitled to more through historic taxes but I'm pretty sure my ancestors paid more in tax considering they could afford to get out and explore the world and yours stayed in Ireland.


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    (Original post by AccountingBabe)
    It's not about race it's this whole entitlement issue I have a problem with and if he is going to start claiming he is more entitled then I'm going to state who I feel is more entitled to the money.

    I have no qualms with the English, I'm actually proud to be part of the U.K.

    It's a generous state but people like this are just draining and trying to rob the system of everything they can get their hands on just like benefit scroungers.

    Also I've got plenty of jobs, many I'm sure he would never do because he's too entitled.


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    I am onyl quoting this so you can't go back and edit it out.

    I will go back to ignoring, you're too much and not enough at the same time :nah:
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    (Original post by Des_Lumières)
    Hang on, we don't know where this poster is from! They may have lived all their lives here or long enough to be entitled to all the same services as any other person here. For all you know they are a British Citizen. If not, who cares. I for one am glad that they did come to the UK. Furthermore, you know nothing about the circumstances in which their parents came here. Nothing. If their parents pay their taxes that should be more than enough to entitle them to access government services. We actually know next to nothing about this person's circumstances. I'm just sorry that people with connections outside the UK encounter such xenophobia.
    My mother, my siblings and I are British citizens. We have dual citizenship which this person is using against me


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    Lolz k.

    Ima just sit here with my £8k loan and £3k scholarship and £3k bursary and laugh at you peasants.




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    (Original post by AccountingBabe)
    Lolz k.

    Ima just sit here with my £8k loan and £3k scholarship and £3k bursary and laugh at you peasants.




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    At first I thought you genuinely believed what you said about parents earning more but considering how much loan you get I'm guessing you just wanted justification for it.




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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I've been pretty chill about finances up until today, until I realise I've got my household income pretty wrong and using the student finance calculator, I'll be getting about a grand less than I thought I would.

    Leaving me with like £24.33 a week, I took out £40 for a monthly shop and this is over 42 weeks, and this leaves me £14 a week. I have friends who seem to be balling it out in Uni, where as I'll be dirt broke.

    Isn't it a bit unfair to assume that my parents will cover the difference that others get from student finance just because they earn more? I know someone who lives in a single parent house and gets lots of money but she's an only child and her mum owns her house and she's kind of old (late 40s or 50) so she doesn't spend as much.

    Whereas I have a sibling, my family don't own property in the UK, they need to pay for things like nursery. So its not like they just have all this disposable income to hand over to me.
    I survive on 10 and socialising is a breeze.
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    At first I thought you genuinely believed what you said about parents earning more but considering how much loan you get I'm guessing you just wanted justification for it.




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    No I just hate it when people Moan with rich parents that ****ed up....

    I don't moan about my parents being poor... I work extra hard to make sure I'm never in that position and that I never put my future children in that position.

    But good luck surviving uni.


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    (Original post by shakib.r)
    I survive on 10 and socialising is a breeze.
    How the **** do you survive on £10 a week? :lolwut:


    My breakfast (Pret) and lunch (Subway) alone today exceeded £10...
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    I'm not being a victim, I am annoyed at how obnoxious you are. I blame the people who don't earn any money and take the biggest share of the government money, why should I blame someone who worked hard.


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    Being on a lower income doesn't mean you don't work hard.
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Being on a lower income doesn't mean you don't work hard.
    Yeah, I'm wrong sorry. I fell for their bait and reacted poorly.


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    (Original post by AccountingBabe)
    No I just hate it when people Moan with rich parents that ****ed up....

    I don't moan about my parents being poor... I work extra hard to make sure I'm never in that position and that I never put my future children in that position.

    But good luck surviving uni.
    Good on you.


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    (Original post by Jesus Walks)
    How the **** do you survive on £10 a week? :lolwut:


    My breakfast (Pret) and lunch (Subway) alone today exceeded £10...
    Probably by not wasting money and not eating out...
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    Yeah, I'm wrong sorry. I fell for their bait and reacted poorly.


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    Thank you.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Probably by not wasting money and not eating out...
    You would literally never be able to 'eat out'. Ever. That's a **** life.


    But you've only outlined what he couldn't do (surviving on £10 a week), which doesn't really help me understand what he could do (as in how he would in fact survive on such a pittance).
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    My mother, my siblings and I are British citizens. We have dual citizenship which this person is using against me


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    Sorry you're dealing with this crap.

    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Being on a lower income doesn't mean you don't work hard.
    Being on a higher income doesn't mean you work hard either.
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    (Original post by Jesus Walks)
    You would literally never be able to 'eat out'. Ever. That's a **** life.


    But you've only outlined what he couldn't do (surviving on £10 a week), which doesn't really help me understand what he could do (as in how he would in fact survive on such a pittance).
    Buying food from cheap shops like adli/lidl and getting cupboard staples from home bargains.

    Batch cooking is also very cheap and you can still eat good food. Though on £10 a week your diet is likely to be very repetitive. An extra £5 a week will make the world of difference, and an extra £10 would give you a pretty decent, nice and varied diet if you know hot to cook, budget and shop properly.
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    yep u could live on that : tesco everyday value
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    (Original post by Jesus Walks)
    How the **** do you survive on £10 a week? :lolwut:


    My breakfast (Pret) and lunch (Subway) alone today exceeded £10...
    Because you're eating out?!

    :rolleyes:

    try just getting you some bread which stretches a week if not two

    get you some rice, stretches a week if not two

    get you some packaged chicken, stretches a week if not two

    get you some beans, stretches a week if not two

    get you some pasta, stretches a week if not two

    and ingredients don't even cost 20 for all the things I just listed

    buying dry ass not-filling-you Subway and expecting to have money left lol
 
 
 
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