This series highlights all that is so wrong with Britain today

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Have you seen Channel Four’s new TV documentary series Benefits Street? What an eye-opener!

This documentary about people living on benefits in Birmingham has caused all the controversy you’d expect from a programme that highlights everything wrong with Britain today.

It’s not the fact the majority of James Turner Street residents are living on benefits. Some people genuinely have no choice and I have all the understanding in the world for them.

But what really annoys me is the way some of the ‘stars’ of this series behave.

We’ve even seen one of them return from a shoplifting spree and demonstrate how to do it successfully.

It may have made gripping television, but I was really shocked.