Joe Cullinane

Scottish Labour Councillor for Kilwinning

No 'Poverty Porn in Stevenston'


Campaign update: We won! Channel 5 bosses have ditched their plans for a 'poverty porn' show in Stevenston. Thanks for everybody's support.

Channel 5 bosses have sent researchers to Stevenston to seek people to take part in their next ‘Poverty Porn’ programme showing life on benefits. These shows, like ’Benefits Street’ and ‘the Scheme’, take advantage of local communities and vulnerable people. Cllr Jim Montgomerie and I say these TV bosses aren’t welcome here and have already told Channel 5 that.

Will you join us in doing so?

Dear Channel 5,

Your ‘Poverty Porn’ isn't welcome in Stevenston. Please stay away from my community and my neighbours.

Yours Sincerely

Goal: 43 signatures

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signed 2015-01-29 09:52:27 +0000
Many a good rimes in stevenston – concentrate on tsa dodger
signed 2015-01-29 01:17:15 +0000
Get the focus on tax Dodgers instead. Shame on you all!
signed 2015-01-28 19:51:44 +0000
Please do not make this programme or broadcast our area in such a poor light . I am so against this programme being made and vulnerable local people being humiliated on national television.
signed 2015-01-28 16:43:45 +0000
signed 2015-01-28 13:14:25 +0000
These programmes are not helpful to local communities.
signed 2015-01-28 10:08:22 +0000
I hate these programmes
signed 2015-01-28 09:18:22 +0000
signed 2015-01-28 07:50:41 +0000
signed 2015-01-28 05:26:15 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-27 22:23:43 +0000
Join me in saying no to TV bosses wanting to film 'Poverty Porn' in Stevenston
signed 2015-01-27 22:22:59 +0000
I just detest programmes this, they leave the people looking like fools and take away their dignity and all for a few minutes of appearing on T.V.
signed 2015-01-27 20:31:23 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 19:42:14 +0000
Our communities need built up not torn down
signed 2015-01-27 19:22:59 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 19:08:26 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 19:04:14 +0000
A GREAT BIG NO TO CHANNEL 5 Hopefully the people of Stevenston will have pride in themselves not to get involved in this TV trash you only have to look at how the truth was distorted in the programmes that have already aired
signed 2015-01-27 18:50:52 +0000
It is absolutely disgusting TV channels want to make money and increase ratings by ridiculing people on benefits,even though this may be through severe illness and therefore tarring all people on with the same brush.

Why don’t they investigate the reason for cash rich Scotland needing food-banks?
@crimicans98 tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-27 18:23:43 +0000
Join me in saying no to TV bosses wanting to film 'Poverty Porn' in Stevenston
posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-27 18:23:43 +0000
Join me in saying no to TV bosses wanting to film 'Poverty Porn' in Stevenston
signed 2015-01-27 18:22:27 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 17:27:46 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 17:19:20 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 17:17:21 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-27 17:13:12 +0000
Join me in saying no to TV bosses wanting to film 'Poverty Porn' in Stevenston
signed 2015-01-27 17:11:15 +0000
Tax dodge porn that’s what we need to see. Contractors putting in self assessments showing they earn less than the meagre minimum wage, when they hold posts as project leaders, managers and higher. Child maintenance dodging parents boasting same all over the internet. That’s what we need to see.
signed 2015-01-27 16:20:32 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 16:15:55 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 16:09:06 +0000
signed 2015-01-27 16:01:27 +0000
The exploitation of the less well off in this manner is the worst form of so called journalism and should be stopped
signed 2015-01-27 15:48:52 +0000
I dislike these cheap rubbish programmes and those that make them

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