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MP: Benefits Street misleads about life on social security

The controversial documentary Benefits Street is a "misrepresentation" of life for people on social security, to a senior MP Dame Anne Begg.

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Thousands sign petition against Benefits Street

Thousands of people have signed a petition demanding that Channel 4 drop the remainder of their controversial show Benefits Street.

The petition is demanding that Channel 4 stop broadcasting the show. Credit:

The show follows the life of a number of people on welfare in Birmingham and has prompted a police probe and hundreds of complaints from viewers.

Nearly 400 people have complained to Channel 4, and almost 300 people have complained to Ofcom, the Independent reports.

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