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Another Rosie Millard Article

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As a regular reader of Islam Bank's website I stumbled upon this gem.

Has this woman seriously been giving financial advice? To pull out a few lowlights (the article is lengthy):

  • Bank account forzen so can't withdraw cash
  • Nine credit cards and £40k debt on them
  • I dread speaking to my French bank manager as my French mortgage is in almost permanent arrears.
  • Parents bought her a new car (how old is she?)

And the old mantra "asset rich, cash poor" has metamorphosised into credit rich but cash impoverished. Which is more truthful.

Though I still see her as a villain rather than the victim she's trying to play.

Debt juggling, the new middle-class addiction: Rosie Millard owes £40,000 on her credit cards – being an Impoverished Professional has become a way of life, she says

Mods - by all means merge, I was too lazy to find Ariadne's thread.

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I am letting my flat to tourists — it’s just that there are never quite enough of them. And French bank managers are far less lenient than British ones. Indeed, the whole French attitude to debt is far stricter. Compared with our 67m credit cards there are only 2.8m swishing around in France, a country with a similar population.

UK is sooo screwed

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Not a lot of shame or regret there is there? And this:

By Thursday I find myself trundling around Mothercare, picking up clothes for the children, before chugging into Soho to watch a play and crack open a bottle of chablis over dinner.

What planet are these people on? :angry:

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Though I still see her as a villain rather than the victim she's trying to play.

The delusion of this sad cow is incredible. Quite how she is expecting sympathy from anyone is incredible.

If she had lived within her (presumably quite adaquate) means she would not be in anywhere near as much of a mess - we can only hope her Paris flat gets repossesed.

Oh, I long for the days of the old Rosie Millard website on which one was requested to make monetary donations to help her and her family in her plight - that really got up her nose didnt it? :lol::lol::lol: I wish it would be restored for a bit so we can all have a laugh, the voice over was priceless.

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Latest 'tweet':

i'm trying to work out how to pack for a 12 week trip. lots? or nothing? capsule ideas, folks!

5:59 PM May 22nd from mobile web

What, she must be about 2/3 million in debt now?

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banks know that the state of the Impoverished Professional is not at all the same as the state of people who are really, desperately and incurably skint

Did she really write this with a straight face?! Impossible to parody…

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Not a lot of shame or regret there is there? And this:

What planet are these people on? :angry:

same fckin planet as my ex, Lady Cashpoint of Carryham-Holme

glad to say i've moved back to earth and it's affordable, dependable gravity

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Tenants with references may still be Satan’s spawn, says Rosie Millard

She's fair game isn't she.

Note to self, keep off the chablis, must be ****ing ugly juice.

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I think it is still possible to be sent to jail in France for being a defaulting debtor. oohhh...please......

hmm.. rather old article, I think.

True, bounce a check in France and its a criminal offence.

Rosie Millard is probably in the process of being sued for that house she bought at auction with having the funds to pay for it...

EDIT:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/article376520.ece

Article's date:April 3, 2005

Edited by Peter Hun

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These people aren't middle class. They may have had money and they may have spent it, but they are not middle class. The defining characteristic of the English middle class (no idea about Americans) is the preservation of wealth and the absolute and almost paralysing fear of dropping down the pecking order (Orwell discusses this at length in Down & Out and Wigan Pier). If this means compromising on 'lifestyle' you do it, you just lie about why (oh but we love this old car, this is my favourite jacket I've had it years, going to the theatre is so vulgar these days, I'd love to go on holiday but I just can't find the time what with being so important and so busy...)

The game being played as part of our "classless society" was the idea that everyone could be middle class without any of the values, attitudes or (dare I say) prejudices. We're finding out now just what a crock of sh1t this was. Living the lifestyle for a limited period is one thing, having the mindset quite another. Of course, the transmission of middle class values to the plebs is the last thing anyone wants. What if they started saving and placed a high value on education and deferred gratification? An absolute nightmare of competition and we don't want that, no way, especially now. Please keep spunking all your money up the wall on payday like a colliery worker in the pub, "middle class people".

Edited by Cogs

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These people aren't middle class. They may have had money and they may have spent it, but they are not middle class. The defining characteristic of the English middle class (no idea about Americans) is the preservation of wealth and the absolute and almost paralysing fear of dropping down the pecking order (Orwell discusses this at length in Down & Out and Wigan Pier). If this means compromising on 'lifestyle' you do it, you just lie about why (oh but we love this old car, this is my favourite jacket I've had it years, going to the theatre is so vulgar these days, I'd love to go on holiday but I just can't find the time what with being so important and so busy...)

The game being played as part of our "classless society" was the idea that everyone could be middle class without any of the values, attitudes or (dare I say) prejudices. We're finding out now just what a crock of sh1t this was. Living the lifestyle for a limited period is one thing, having the mindset quite another. Of course, the transmission of middle class values to the plebs is the last thing anyone wants. What if they started saving and placed a high value on education and deferred gratification? An absolute nightmare of competition and we don't want that, no way, especially now. Please keep spunking all your money up the wall on payday like a colliery worker in the pub, "middle class people".

By your definition, I am middle class ;)

Do you have a definition of Champagne Socialist?

because that's what these people are IMO

:)

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@Peter Hun

It's also an offence to bounce a cheque in the UK if you knew at the time you wrote the cheque that you didn't have enough funds to cover the payment. France isn't unique.

If you thought that you had enough funds, though, it's not an offence, and you're unlikely to get prosecuted in any event.

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Blogging about her insolvency whilst mockingly still spending, 12 week tripping and loading up on chablis may not go down too well in front of the judge when she goes TU.

There is such a thing as fraud you know Rosie.

Edited by Red Kharma

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Hm. No comments allowed <_< on her Times article. She's debted up to her smug eyeballs but doesn't want to sell her BTL investment flats. They should be ripped away from her avaricious claws.

I'm disgusted by the preposterous vanity of the woman. She 'can't live without a decent haircut every eight weeks'. So we, the taxpayers, are bailing out the banks so that she can get that limp gumbyish haircut done every 8 weeks?

She calls herself 'middle class' and states, 'banks know that the state of the Impoverished Professional is not at all the same as the state of people who are really, desperately and incurably skint'. Doubtlessly she marks herself a cut above the average baby spawning chav, but how many kids has SHE dropped, and without the necessary means to pay for them?

Why is she still so assured that nothing bad will happen to her? Is the world running out of schadenfreude?

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Why is she still so assured that nothing bad will happen to her? Is the world running out of schadenfreude?

The average person today carries around with them an enormous sense of entitlement, people like poor, stupid and soon-to-be-bankrupt Rosie even more so because it would seem she grew up used to being bailed out by Daddy (who paid for her wedding, bought her a new car, etc.)

The older generation that lived through the last global depression tended to fear and hate debt with a passion. We're going to painfully relearn those lessons in the years ahead, and it will be especially sore on the poor deluded Rosies of this world.

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