Crime & Poverty In Manchester: Britain’s Forgotten Men
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Crime & Poverty In Manchester: Britain’s Forgotten Men


Not many opportunities at all.
Jobs are being taken day by day. Most of us are on benefits
and struggling. Hard times, innit? This is Moston, one of Manchester’s
less salubrious neighbourhoods, where we caught up
with Corey and his mates. Are these all yours?
No! Are they heck! Two of them’s mine, and then I’ve got two little ones
in school as well. Don’t draw on the walls. Well, you seem to have collected quite a few of the lads
from round the estate. Why do you look after them? I’m not smoking. You tell ’em! Don’t get mad. I’m not! You’re under arrest! Put the cig
out, you’re under arrest! So, what type of options are there
for the kids round here? When they… Workwise, when they
get to kind of 15, 16? None. None. Trouble.
Trouble. Trouble. Trouble. Crime. CHILD BABBLES This is the road that
I grew up on all my life. That was my house over there,
the corner one. Are you all right, bro, yeah? Like Moston, Wythenshawe has
a reputation. But, after years of investment, the place is on the up. It wasn’t always like that. In my era, that’s when
I reckon it was the worst, Wythenshawe,
from the age of like about 13. Murders were happening,
and stuff like that. Me seeing that as a child… ..as the only path you see,
you’re going to go down that path. I used to knock on houses first, that’s something
I used to do as a kid. And if they answered I’d say, “Is
my football in your back garden?” If they didn’t answer then I knew
they weren’t in, cos I knew at that age, they’d just look at me as
a kid, not knowing that I’m going to rinse the house, I’m going to
burgle it. Do you know what I mean? The school over there, I broke in
there and robbed loads of computers. I was, like, 13. And then when I was, like, 14, I got done for ten burglaries and
aggravated and stuff like that. What does aggravated mean? Got found in the house with a meat
cleaver, so… You know what I mean? Take me through your mind-set
where you’ve decided to break into someone’s house
with a meat cleaver. Some guy tried stabbing me. Every time I went to burgle a house,
I went with a weapon. I got permanently
excluded about year 8, I got found with weed from school. By year 9, I was in prison. INDISTINCT SPEECH I need cigs. Got no cigs left. How long have you
been here now, then? We’ve been in here since… ..Lilly was six months old. About eight and a half years
we’ve been here now. She’s nine next Sunday. Last year on her birthday,
it was my fucking Christmas do so I couldn’t really do much. This year it’s derby day, so I can’t do much on
my little girl’s birthday. Massive deal, derby day. People take it really seriously.
I take it really seriously. That’s me derby day shirt,
cup final. Derby day socks. Derby day boxer shorts. What is it like round here? Rough. Horrible. We can’t even leave
the kids’ bike out. Just go missing out the back garden. That was me on
the Manchester Evening News. A couple years back. They kicked the
front door off with a Rambo knife at three o’clock in the afternoon
to get my jewellery. I’m in a bath at the top
of the stairs, that door and i just hear a bang. Kicked the door clean off. Three lads in balaclavas
running up the stairs. Two of them ran in the room and
one locked me in the bathroom. My arse fell out while I was
in the bathroom, straight away. Then I thought,
“Well, you can only get me. “You can’t get the kids,
can’t get the missus. “Fuck ’em, they’re having it.”
I just opened the door and I give it to all three of them,
stark bollock naked – all ten inches swinging around! I’m only joking! They wanted me jewellery,
wanted me gold bracelets. Well, they weren’t having
my gold bracelets. I’ve worked hard for them. No illegal activity had ever been
made to acquire them. All legal, worked all my life. That’s above my front door, mate. You’re having that in your fucking
skull next time you come. The system’s on its arse. There’s
nothing for kids. Like benefits, they’re making it harder
for people to claim – people with actual reasons why they need to claim benefits
then they’re making it harder then them kids are going to
grow up like us just because they’ve got no money
and they see their mum struggling. I don’t want to see my mum
struggling. That’s why I do this. No job or anything would take me on. I know that, so… ..I’ve got to do
my thing on the road. It’s the only way. No opportunity. I’d rather be out here making key,
doing all that shit. Quick money, innit? Easy money. Sell bud, whiff, crack, anything. Say hello! Do you want your red one? Yeah. No! You’ve got a blue top on! I’m sure you said you were thinking
of trying to move away from here. We can’t. You like that one, don’t you? We’re not called fucking Ooga-Boogoo fucking
Abdul Patel…Hussein… ..so they don’t do nothing for you.
What do you mean? We had… Four of us live in this house.
You’ve seen how small this house is. They’re saying
we’re adequately homed. Yeah? Would you…
In your personal opinion, is this adequate for us, this house? With two kids sharing the same room, him screaming all night,
affecting her school life? No. But why would being
an immigrant affect that? You tell me. We come over here and
we can’t get no help, nothing. They come over, they
get a telly paid for, they get fucking foreign
channels paid for them on Sky, they get a house given to them,
all the rent paid for, and they get fucking food allowance, all this allowance, everything. What do we get? Fuck all.
Does that happen, though? Who told you that happens? Who told me that happens? The fucking 150 people that
live on the estate that have been over here a couple of months that have got a bigger
and better house than us. What have they ever
given to this country? Apart from most of them bring
fucking Aids and fucking all that back over here with them. You don’t mean that.
Yeah, I fucking do. Yeah, I do. A lot of people would be quite
offended by what you’re saying. I couldn’t give a fuck. The NHS is in a complete meltdown because they’re letting
too many people in the country. It can’t cope. My grandad’s Pakistani – he come
over here. He’s an immigrant. But he come over here and
he worked all his life. He had his own business. He ran a pub, bought houses, and he rented them out. That was his business.
He’d never, ever scam anything. So if you come over here,
and you want to work and you want to pay your rent
and you pay into… I’ve got no problem with you at all. The ones that want to
come over here and scam and all they want to do is
just feed off the benefits… No. Did you vote in
the EU referendum? Yeah. How…? Out. Out? Out. Out. Have you changed your mind at all?
No. Not at all. Do you think these views
are common round here? Yes. Major. Not just round here. The whole of the fucking country. Yo, yo, yo! Dying, mate. Rough! You look rough. Where you going? The Vulcan. What, now? Right now. RADIO BLARES RADIO: ..for the derby – Manchester
United against Manchester City. Derby today. United supporters
will come to this pub. 360 turn, you’ll see the Old Bill
there, watching us again. What’s going on today, mate? I’m hoping to kick fuck
out of a red. Want to smash fuck out of them
Munichs, lad. Why do you call them the Munichs?
Cos they’re fucking Munichs, lad. Fuck the aeroplane. Fuck off. # We’re City, we’re mad
We’ll kill your mum and dad. # I love City. Love ’em to bits. But the adrenaline rush
when you do have a scrap is non-comparable. ALL: City! City! City! The only thing I can explain
the adrenaline rush like it is when I was younger, is getting a chase off the police. That feeling you get in your belly. The adrenaline rush,
your legs go to jelly. There’s nothing,
no better feeling than it. It’s just a buzz. Go on, City! Come here, come on, come on. When it comes to the Munichs,
we fight, we fight, we fight. When it comes to the police,
we run, we run, we run. SIREN BLARES YELLING NO! Fucking Munichs! Come on! Come on! I can’t breathe, mate.
That’s what you get for being fat and missing the action!
Not being able to keep up! No wonder I get nicked
all the time! Our big focus
is the Manchester derby. It’s like being on a date
with a horny girl, a nymphomaniac,
and being given Viagra free. Someone wants to
fuck the shit out of you and you want to
fuck the shit out of them. But if I know you want to fuck me, mate, I’m taking you to heaven,
I’m going to fuck you back so hard, and that’s how it is. CHEERING You OK? I’m living out me car, look.
There’s all me clobber. All me clobber’s there,
all on the back seat. I’m not fucking about,
I’m out of the house! A silly little argument
that got out of hand. Where are yous off to? The shop. Where are you getting from the shop? Going rob some sparklers, innit? Robbing it! Yay! You’ve gone through
someone’s door to get money. Obviously it’s not
the best thing to do. It’s a shit thing
for other people as well. But you’ve got to survive out here. You mean burglary? Yeah. How did that go? All right. On Strawberry Road growing up, it was like me, Calum, John, AJ… But every time I got out of jail, AJ was always the one
at my mum’s gaff first, with a spliff or something,
you know what I mean? My first spliff that
I’ve had for months. AJ was in a mate’s house. They found out he was there somehow. Seven of them booted off the doors and just stabbed him repeatedly,
like over 20 times. And he just died. It’s crazy, innit? I got shivved in the chest. And have you carried a knife since?
Yeah. Have you got something on you now.
Yeah, yeah, you’ve got to have it. Can I see it? Yeah. Well, I feel safer… ..that I’ve got that,
I do feel safer. If feds come at me, I can just dash. My mum bought me a stab vest
after AJ was killed. If you look at it
from like a mum’s perspective, that could have been her son. Did you wear it?
Yeah, every day, man. Every day. People started to call me
Bulletproof Jack. Out of everything,
you rob sparklers?! There’s nowt for the kids to do. It’s horrible. There’s nothing. They just go about causing trouble,
crime. Cos there’s nowhere
for them to play. Quick! Before it burns! Well, that was just me,
that was my life. Didn’t think of another way
of living. “Oh, should I it get my head down,
try and get a job when I’m older?” Didn’t think like that. I thought I’d just be
a criminal forever. You’re abseiling down the walls, coming through windows or doors. He gave me five hours to live
on arrival. It was easy to rob someone as well.

100 thoughts on “Crime & Poverty In Manchester: Britain’s Forgotten Men

  1. Those city fans shouting Munich probably dont even know that one of there own died on that plane that day

  2. In UK thugs ride around on mopeds. In US we ride around on dirt bikes n four wheelers haha soft ass ppl

  3. there like i need a smoke u save about £500 a yea not smoking it was my childs birthday on my Christmas party on her birthday so couldnt do much how sad can u actually get so u woud rather get drunk than spend time with your child disgusting thats why have nothing and u have to work in this country and then they take every single benifit LMAO and where did that ST come from and them chains probaly selling packet and i kniw that they like football and enjoy the sport but they ruin it for every one else all of them 10 year old kids coming to the match wanting just have some fun and watch the game and then there is them selfish idiotic and selfish people cussing and fighting them kids skipping school to play in the park not their fault quite sad and then they take drugs and knifes into school all the parents fualt parents should have all eyes on the children until 12 to 13 and then the kids will think what their parents are doing is fine so they do it PARENTS really need to watch what they are doing around there children of a young age and if the forign people get everything if it is really that bad move country and get a fresh start will that happen no probal not thenthere is the people that try hard and not smoke and try to save money and it s people like that.That ruin good opurtunites and that guy that apllied for the army he didnt get through but good on him for trying and good on his parents for supporting him throught all of that he could of been on tht mo ped with a balaclava with his licene plate backwords robbing people but he didnt because hs parents cared and then made sure that he wasnt getting in with the wrong crowd

  4. Yeah, I don’t see these boys throwing acid in women’s faces, running over crowds with large vehicles, attacking women and children with machetes, grooming children for prostitution, mutilating women’s genitals, committing honor killings, raping the English women (and men) who try to help them, preventing ambulances and police from accessing their neighborhood in an emergency, etc.etc.etc. Love how the British media parades a bunch of poorly educated, welfare queens around as some sort of rebuttal to the chaos and devastation that is being caused by mass Muslim immigration. As if there aren’t thousands of elderly and disabled people who are very much worthy of assistance who cannot obtain resources, because there aren’t enough to go around! The actual English street gangs themselves have been quoted talking about how they have had to escalate their levels of violence to match those of brutal African migrants who’ve been child soldiers exposed to the most horrific atrocities, and who bring all of that violence with them!

  5. Um, did that guy just say he couldn't attend his daughter's birthday celebration because of some goddam Derby Day?

  6. The bald geezer is a racist scumbag – I hope he gets bagged and isn't allowed to see the light of day again. He doesn't contribute anything to society and is complaining about benefits??? Mate go out into the real world, get a job and stop taking money from people who graft and work hard to provide for you. Immigrants have provided more for you than anyone else, you ignorant prick.

  7. The irony of people who love to fight is they're useless at it, run after each other then stop and stutter until one runs or throws a lazy overhand right and have cardio on par with that of a tiramisu

  8. Cannot believe this. Everybody looks like the product of 17 generations not knowing that you should eat fruits and vegetables and shouldn't mate with your siblings. Even worse than American white trash. If you're in such a bad situation, just don't breed. End the cycle. Stop throwing off kids into a hopeless environment.

  9. The modern world is full of jobs. Don't believe the lies. These people are just badly parented and quite frankly they do not want honest work. Literally anyone in modern Europe can get a job if they want to. Makes me so mad to hear that bs excuse every damn time.

  10. Just a bunch of losers blaming the world for their misfortune. Wake up and realize that you are 100% the reason that your family will become useless and then you might change.

  11. that mentality of two fans group fighting each other is quite silly and sad,isnt it?i get it from one side :being part of a group(belonging somewhere is a big deal for most people) and being able to express themselves by fighting,,but what is sad is that those are grown men getting they pride,honor and respect wich comes with entrance into the group,,,so watching them gives an insite in their ego they must sustain..just like kids,only kids dont have such character insecurity problems,hopefuly never will

  12. That 2 batti boys act like London ting 😂😂😂 talking with “dash” just give back that knife to your mum man

  13. I'll tell you what they gave to this country some had there resources like Oil Gold Lithium Opium Nikel Gas Copper Rubber etc etc etc Robbed cities towns families blown to bits Anyway look into past present future of the leaders of the country's business type leaders….I'm born in England been in the forces done care work still work the amount of abuse I've suffered is disgusting I don't blame the people I blame the leaders for Dumbing people down only the other day I got told to learn English lol gotta laugh or go nuts.

  14. To think this scum procreate that's the worrying thing I truly couldn't care less lazy drug riddled criminal lowlifes who want everything for nothing makes me sick littering my city ..
    .lifes hard get a helmet. So glad I work hard everday no drugs no alcohol dont smoke a nice home in a nice area far far away from this filth.

  15. Bunch of degenerate muppets! No one forced them to act and behave like animals! They don’t wanna come work, they want everything for free, they wanna drink, smoke and do drugs. And the bald bloat wants to fight on the day of the Darby… hmmmm… even a person wiv the lowest IQ would not feel sorry these useless…

  16. Common theme: poor, struggling, deprived, left behind but happy to smoke, drink and take drugs and wear questionable source designer clothes…. It seems to me that the poor have been conditioned into believing in "easy money" and here where lies their poverty, easy money doesn't exist!

  17. Im sorry to be the one to tell the rest of the world but unfortunatly, places like manchester,croydon,bromley and even london are shit holes. Most of the uk is a wasteland full of machete wielding teenagers

  18. People wonder why there is racism and people don't want open boarders and leave the EU, just look at the state way people are being treated our own country men. The reason they are criminals is because they have nothing. Its the same in where I live. My sister just had another baby and in a 1 bedroom flat with 2 kids and council won't move her yet we have houses by us that was all kitted out for migrants who never paid a penny towards this country. Its out of order and it causes resentment and this is why we have so much racism still.

  19. I don’t get y people r broke and have no money but smoke and do drugs cuz that’s just eating all ur money

  20. Go to school and do your
    gcse.
    A levels.
    Go to university.
    Get a good job.
    Buy a nice house…move out of your bad neighbourhood.
    Get married.
    Provide for your wife and kids.
    Have a nice holiday.
    Don't drink alcohol and take drugs.
    So no need to live on benefits.
    You will be a role model for your family…so the generation cycle will change so need to get involved in knife crime and blame society for your ills.

  21. England just looks depressing asf. Dreamt of going there to further my studies but nah I better of staying at where I am.

  22. Too many jobs are on the minimum wage so the government has to pay through tax credits… It hurts my head trying to understand it…. Too many greedy bosses too many greedy landlords the 1st time buyer can't afford to get on the ladder… The system blocks us every step… Too many immigrants flooding the system to breaking point and I'm not rascist it's just the truth

  23. These people have no air left in there heads so sad grown men acting stupid no wonder why they dont have no future poor children.

  24. Wow is it really this bad? This makes me sad, i wanted to move to manchester/UK/London. Im not a muslim so i hope its okay

  25. Had been to Oxford, can confirm the working class of Britain are like this, drunken, hooligans, scallies. Don't let this distract you from the fact. 90% of the other people are normal and contributing to society.

  26. The guy at the start is correct though, if you come to our country and work for what you get then you deserve to live here but when you come into the united kingdom and leech of the benefits you can f right off

  27. NHS is in shambles cause of alcohol and drugs NOT immigrants. People like that fat bloke makes it hard for nhs and the community

  28. How do these immigrants steal the jobs you aren’t qualified for while still getting better benefits, this man’s just retarded

  29. Only a city fan would miss his daughters birthday to go to the game, that is so sad he’s actually proud of being like that too.

  30. Its 150 miles a crazy left then straight on to moneyville with defo no detours for me today im afraid foamy! but thanks for ur directions! Ive stored ur sarky route in my memory banks 😘😤😘

  31. So verry verry sad,I up rooted from there when my children were small,best thing my wife and I could of done,my daughter,two degrees,and a doctor of med,my son,heating engineer,absolutely no trouble down here,sorry it’s bred in to you in Manchester.

  32. Their health insurance should cover dental because those children need regular dental visits. At least they aren’t using guns. If there’s so much crime on soccer game days, why don’t they hold the games elsewhere? Lastly, these dudes are as scary as MS-13!

  33. Jeremy Kyle brigade. All honesty how depressing no education no morals no respect, no rules, scum bag after scumbag growing up to Rob steal stab and wreck. See him Jack the gangster 🙄 he robbed a school and stole computers! Wow what an absolute piece of shit.

  34. They are all interbred you have got the kid at the Beginning who looks like a young version of of sloth Out The Goonies then you have Johnny big boots with the worst Cecil ever LMAO brilliant

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