After the programme went out, the Independent's review focussed on Hayley's personality and methods.
There's a comment after this article that I hope I will be forgiven for quoting in full: "I worked for A4E as a tutor for 5 years and its not at all how they portrayed it last night and my ex-colleagues agreed with me via text last night. Last night was totally set up and a total observers paradox. That didnt happen at all in every day life at A4E at all, they dont care for the 'clients' just for the payments the jobcentre paid them for each one that attended the programmes and got work as a result. They should look at the figures of people that are still in employment having attending an A4E training course and interview some 'real' clients about how they are treated at A4E. The Government needs to rethink how much money they plough into these private companies as its not the answer to getting people off benefits and into sustainable employment."
The Dublin Herald didn't like Hayley or her methods, or the slant of the programme.
The TV blog on the Orange site is not exactly thoughtful, but has attracted a lot of comments.
The Primetime blog manages to be insulting to everybody involved and gets details wrong.