Benefits Street star White Dee says people are no happier working than on benefits

Dee Kelly said 'people are working 40 plus hour weeks' but still 'can't live'

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Benefits Street star Dee Kelly believes people are no happier in work than those on benefits.

Ms Kelly, also known as White Dee, has claimed people who are working 40 plus hour weeks have "nothing to show for it”.

In a discussion on GB News, Nigel Farage asked Ms Kelly: “Are people happier being at work than they are on benefits.”

Nigel Farage and Dee Kelly
Nigel Farage and Dee Kelly
Ms Kelly said the cost-of-living crisis has made it "extremely difficult" for people, working or not, to survive
Ms Kelly said the cost-of-living crisis has made it "extremely difficult" for people, working or not, to survive

To which she responded by saying: “In this current climate, I wouldn’t say they’re happier at the moment.

“Because again, people that are working are working 40 plus hour weeks and they’ve got nothing to show for it, they can’t live.”

Nigel also asked: “Do you feel that there is a mindset out there that are on low pay, that they might just as well be on benefits?”

Ms Kelly replied: “I wouldn’t say there is a mindset out there, but I would say there is a serious, serious problem out there.

“We’ve just come through a global pandemic, there are more people on benefits that have ever been on them.

“And there are people trying to get back into work but again, the cost-of-living, the inflation rise, it’s making it extremely difficult for people to survive whether they’re working or not.”

Her comments come as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite across the country, with inflation hitting 9.1 percent in May.

Inflation is now almost five times higher than the Bank of England's target of two percent, while economists are expecting UK inflation to hit 11 percent by the end of this year.