Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Jimmy’s Farm Enters the Unemployment Business/Censored.

with 8 comments

From Channel Four.

Subject: Channel 4 documentary series

Channel Four has demanded that we take their part of this post down because it is confidential (it took them some 22 days for them to discover this).

Always happy to bow to the censorship of the rich and powerful we have complied.


 Reply.

Thank you for your interest.

I doubt if many unemployed people in Ipswich regard Jimmy’s farm as ‘ethical’.

It is a high-priced niche company that charges people to walk on its ‘Woodland trail’ (when there are plenty of public footpaths in more attractive sites nearby) and sells packets of maize for children to feed their own fowl at over a pound.

In reality it’s  not much of a rural farm, being only a few minutes drive from Ipswich.

Apart from that anyone on JSA would, even if they wanted to, be hard pressed to afford its products.

So, as for helping this exercise in self-publicising, we would say, no.

Yours faithfully,

Ipswich Unemployed Action


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Written by Andrew Coates

December 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

8 Responses

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  1. Disgusting! Free labour by those who could well afford to pay. Few can afford to by the produce how will that help anyone much less the souls who have to do the labour.

    Diana Harrison

    December 21, 2011 at 11:28 am

  2. It doesn’t look like free labour, but it certainly is a cheap publicity stunt.

    Andrew Coates

    December 21, 2011 at 11:59 am

  3. Dear Channel 4, if Jimmy wants staff tell him to advertise like everyone else. He won’t be short of applicants for a genmuine job.

    The unemployed aren’t goldfish nor are they circus monkeys for your amusement.

    And you can tell Hayley Taylor that as well.

    Merry Christmas.

    wishface

    December 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  4. Hey guys, do you remember a few weeks ago when a particular survey claimed that 54% of Britons thought unemployment benefits were too high? Well, we members of Intenseactivity, always knew that this was preposterously untrue. Take a look at the following information and explain to me why a lot of Britons can betray the poor by believing something that is not true:

    Nalik

    December 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm

  5. THE ONLY REASON FOR ALL THIS CRAP IS THE GERMAN “NEW WORLD ORDER” IS TAKING OVER, AND YOU ALL KNOW “WHY AND HOW” THIS IS POSSIBLE AS “WE” HAVE PROVIDE ALL THE MONEY DO YOU KNOW ATOS MADE 8.5 BILLION QUID FROM THIS NOV – LAST NOV AND ON THERE HOMEPAGE THERE OFFERING SHARES TO THEIR SHAREHOLDERS “BASICALY SELLING “THEM” YOUR “STOLEN” MONEY, THE WORLD LEADERS ARE BEING TOPPLED “1 BY 1″ TO PUT THE “NAZIS IN PLACE PLUS 660 BILLION QUID DISAPPEARED FROM UK ECONOMY FBI WAS “MEANT TO BE INVESTIGATING” NOW NOT ANOTHER MENTION OF IT? GOOGLE “THE BILDERBURG GROUP” “THE CARLYLE GROUP” “NEW WORLD ORDER” GOOGLE OR U TUBE IT AND SEE AND FEEL THE “REAL TRUTH

    DWP Insider

    January 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  6. Overheard: I need reams of CVs, I need to pay the mortgage, run my car and go on holiday, I love endless kickbacks by supplying friends with free Mandatory Work labour”:

    Big Moma

    January 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    • Just as a point: strangely we never got a reply from Channel Four to our reponse.

      Andrew Coates

      January 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  7. Really? No reply from documentary makers who are interested in reporting how things really are rather than toeing the line.
    A producer just fishing for some mugs that would then have to be vetted (thoroughly, possibly also using latex gloves?) to see if they are the right sort of fodder that will be deemed fit for the purpose by the people commissioning the production?

    It’s a mainstream channel, they teach you impartiality at tv and media school. Which often translates rather too often as subtle bias to serve whichever agenda is current and approved. If the aim is corporate career then the compliant graduates will be used. Producers have mortgages too!

    The propaganda is sometimes quite subtle.
    Too much sledgehammer and many people might see it for what it is. They have done quite a good job of trashing the needier people. And now we have big society to be part of. And how it’s so good to work for nowt. They call it volunteering. Etc.

    ‘Ooh, it’s on a farm, not just any old farm though. Ooh! It must be wholesome and good. It’s so respectable. Isn’t it? Yeah, I saw that on the telly. Ooooh!’.

    Nice reply to their enquiry.

    Regards.

    Mr No

    January 5, 2012 at 12:54 am


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