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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by dave (U15491193) on Monday, 5th November 2012

    Why are Ed&Emma broke.I missed a few episodes July/August so
    guess this is when it happened?

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  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Mustafa Grumble (U8596785) on Monday, 5th November 2012

    It's been a gradual intensification over the last few months, culminating in the current focus on their despair.

    Emma used to have a job at Lower Loxley as well as cleaning at Brookfield, but when she choose to get pregnant despite Ed's belief that they should wait, she gave up her main job.

    Added to which Mike has reduced the price he pays Ed for milk - Harry's departure has not compensated for the numbers of customers that have gone.

    So no they have two children rather than one, with greatly reduced income. And nothing heard on air whatsoever about the various tax credits and so forth that a fair few in ML believe would be alleviating their situation were Ed & Emma to be claiming them. Let alone the £1k or more that Emma would have got as a reward from Crimestoppers.

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by JoinedPeetsBoard_Smeesues_too (U14519481) on Monday, 5th November 2012

    Sorry - Emma would not be getting anything from Crimestoppers for her call was anonymous ..?

    This didn't stop Tracey nagging her to "withdraw her statement" .. in spite of the fact that she'd made none ..
    JPBS

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  • Message 4

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Monday, 5th November 2012

    In reply to JollyPirate_BullionStealer:

    Sorry - Emma would not be getting anything from Crimestoppers for her call was anonymous ..? 


    No. She was given a number to identify her contribution.

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Mustafa Grumble (U8596785) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012

    No. She was given a number to identify her contribution. 
    Or would/should have been given a number. Some interesting and well-informed detail on the process was given by Barwick Green in post 8 of this thread: www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 6

    , in reply to message 5.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Direct link to that excellent post!

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  • Message 7

    , in reply to message 6.

    Posted by JoinedPeetsBoard_Smeesues_too (U14519481) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Direct link to that excellent post!  
    If you read the thread you will see that only 1% of people actually claim a reward from CS ..

    As posters commented she may not have even written the number down having no intention then of claiming one ..

    I can imagine what Tracey would say if she did ..
    JPBS

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  • Message 8

    , in reply to message 7.

    Posted by ayrshire-cowman (U2259898) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

    Most dairy firms have raised their prices three times this year, so perhaps Mike should up his.
    However the supermarkets have still refused to raise their shelf prices, making it difficult for other milk sellers.

    One dairy industry commentator is claiming about ten tankerloads of milk a day are coming in through Stranraer from N Ireland for onward delivery to dairies in mainland GB , where the milk is costing a delivered price of 37-38 ppl.

    Contrast this with the price of 24ppl those same dairies were proposing to pay farmers in August , before all the protests.

    Meanwhile GB farmers should be getting around 28-29 ppl for November milk, which is woefully inadeqate in the face of feed and other costs . ( Wages went up 2.8 % on 1st October)

    Milk production is running about 6.5% below last year , hence the shortages.

    Many in calf cows are being killed because of fodder shortages, so these cows will not be around to prosuce milk in 6 months time, therefore shortages will not abate for some considerable time.

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  • Message 9

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

    Milk production is running about 6.5% below last year , hence the shortages.

    Many in calf cows are being killed because of fodder shortages, so these cows will not be around to produce milk in 6 months time, therefore shortages will not abate for some considerable time. 


    So works the invisible hand.

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  • Message 10

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by carrick-bend (U2288869) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Tayler, on another thread in N+Qs you write "Sadly, at the moment, Ed and Emma are still struggling and not claiming any benefits" and in the next post "Sorry - my misreading - there's been no on air mention of any benefits that Ed and Emma are claiming".
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    MG writes And nothing heard on air whatsoever about the various tax credits and so forth that a fair few in ML believe would be alleviating their situation were Ed & Emma to be claiming them. 

    It is unrealistic that they would not have known about claiming these benefits by now, when their alleged poverty is long-standing and has gone public.

    There isn't, I think, any excuse for simply omitting a resource used by nearly all people in Ed and Emmas situation, and not allowing it into their reality, in my opinion, removes the credibility and dramatic force of what turned out to be a major SL.

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  • Message 11

    , in reply to message 10.

    Posted by Tayler Cresswell - Host (U14232848) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Hi cb

    I have passed on to the team comments here about the lack of mention of benefits for Ed and Emma.

    Tayler

  • Message 12

    , in reply to message 11.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Hi cb

    I have passed on to the team comments here about the lack of mention of benefits for Ed and Emma.

    Tayler 


    Well we have the word of the on high on PM that the issue has simply not been addressed.

    Ed/Em's benefits are Schrodinger's Cat Benefits.

    Have to say I don't understand why they bother with such crammed interviews. Let's get her on Tofday for a long Humphreying.

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  • Message 13

    , in reply to message 11.

    Posted by carrick-bend (U2288869) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Thanks, Tayler, from (probably) all the posters on this thread.

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