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they have some female journalist who looks nearly 15 years old as their correspondent and thats what she just said on air, sellers' market etc etc ...

basically they gave every impression that HPC over and actually said prices are rising due to "shortage", though they meekly added the caveat that it might change if more property comes on with forced sellers if IRs come up. they said it all depends on the govt over next 12 months (ie IRs etc etc)

message to any viewer was: no crash, property in short supply, prices rising, mainly London affected

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they have some female journalist who looks nearly 15 years old as their correspondent and thats what she just said on air, sellers' market etc etc ...

basically they gave every impression that HPC over and actually said prices are rising due to "shortage", though they meekly added the caveat that it might change if more property comes on with forced sellers if IRs come up. they said it all depends on the govt over next 12 months (ie IRs etc etc)

message to any viewer was: no crash, property in short supply, prices rising, mainly London affected

Yes absolutely hilarious and quite shameless ramping. :lol:

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Yes absolutely hilarious and quite shameless ramping. :lol:

thx for backing me up, otherwise people reckon i'm dreamin it all...!

actually it looked a bit like one of those long american Infomercials...

"So tell me, Al, why is property a good idea now?"

"Well Hal, it's good you ask. There's never been a better (or worse) time to invest in Florida real estate..."

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Good old Aunty Pravda, this will just encourage more people to put their properties on the market, creating the flood of supply that we need!

am certainly seeing a few more for sale now, and many to let on for some time unlet, i dare say they're all kite flying so will have a long wait unless of course bbc london has scared some more people into buying - in 18 mths if it all goes nipples up the same beeb will be back to film a docusoap about how they are fighting to avoid repossession, would be good if in the middle of the docusoap they say 'yeah bbc london tv news panicked us into buying, i wish i'd been watching Dave instead...'

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Good old Aunty Pravda, this will just encourage more people to put their properties on the market, creating the flood of supply that we need!

Aren't all BBC employees moving to Bradford in 2010? Perhaps they're trying to create a mini-bubble so they can sell.

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thx for backing me up, otherwise people reckon i'm dreamin it all...!

actually it looked a bit like one of those long american Infomercials...

"So tell me, Al, why is property a good idea now?"

"Well Hal, it's good you ask. There's never been a better (or worse) time to invest in Florida real estate..."

You are right. It was exactly that. An informercial for property.

You can tell the sort of people they hire at they hire at the BBC.

Predominantly white, well healed, daddies money "Ok ya" sloane ranger types trying to buy in Notting Hill and Kensington and Chelsea.

Edited by HostPaul TAFKA Rover2000

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I liked the end bit where the interviewer asked her what should be done for first time buyers and she just said make sure u have a deposit. For once they didn't have someone saying the banks had to loosen lending

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I liked the end bit where the interviewer asked her what should be done for first time buyers and she just said make sure u have a deposit. For once they didn't have someone saying the banks had to loosen lending

Yes - just ask Daddy for £100k for your 25% deposit on your Sloane Square studio bedsit :lol:

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It's great to be living in the land of the free. We don't talk about house price rises are any of that nonsense. People here accept it will get worse and property is so yesterday. Health care is the issue thank goodness-at least it's relevant.That day will come in the UK-very very shortly.

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It's great to be living in the land of the free. We don't talk about house price rises are any of that nonsense. People here accept it will get worse and property is so yesterday. Health care is the issue thank goodness-at least it's relevant.That day will come in the UK-very very shortly.

Where's that then?

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they have some female journalist who looks nearly 15 years old as their correspondent and thats what she just said on air, sellers' market etc etc ...

basically they gave every impression that HPC over and actually said prices are rising due to "shortage", though they meekly added the caveat that it might change if more property comes on with forced sellers if IRs come up. they said it all depends on the govt over next 12 months (ie IRs etc etc)

message to any viewer was: no crash, property in short supply, prices rising, mainly London affected

The two greatest dangers to democracy are corruption of the legislature or media by the State. During the pre-Iraq war debacle Blair broke any remaining independence of the BBC, removed all independent personnel from upper management, and created a platform for Labour policy and Labour politicians that is still going strong.

During the same period the unhealthy association between Blair and Goldsmith did much to achieve the same with our legal system.

The continued perversion of the legal system is perhaps less obvious under Brown, but the creation of a party-political state broadcasting organisation has never been more apparent. Murdoch, despite his vested interests, is entirely right. When the state controls the media, the prospects for democracy look very bleak. Without independent newspapers (squeezed more and more every day) and independent broadcasters, where would we be? Living in Brown's version of North Korea using 1984 as template for social organisation.

The ramping of property is the tip of the iceberg and only serves to highlight a deeply worrying trend in our democracy which can only be resolved by the expulsion of this oleaginous bunch of t*rds from office with such a large opposition majority that we never have to see their faces again in my lifetime.

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The two greatest dangers to democracy are corruption of the legislature or media by the State. During the pre-Iraq war debacle Blair broke any remaining independence of the BBC, removed all independent personnel from upper management, and created a platform for Labour policy and Labour politicians that is still going strong.

During the same period the unhealthy association between Blair and Goldsmith did much to achieve the same with our legal system.

The continued perversion of the legal system is perhaps less obvious under Brown, but the creation of a party-political state broadcasting organisation has never been more apparent. Murdoch, despite his vested interests, is entirely right. When the state controls the media, the prospects for democracy look very bleak. Without independent newspapers (squeezed more and more every day) and independent broadcasters, where would we be? Living in Brown's version of North Korea using 1984 as template for social organisation.

The ramping of property is the tip of the iceberg and only serves to highlight a deeply worrying trend in our democracy which can only be resolved by the expulsion of this oleaginous bunch of t*rds from office with such a large opposition majority that we never have to see their faces again in my lifetime.

Well said.

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You can tell the sort of people they hire at they hire at the BBC.

Predominantly white, well healed, daddies money "Ok ya" sloane ranger types trying to buy in Notting Hill and Kensington and Chelsea.

Hardly. Those types are all nowadays in financial services, farming, or a few in the 'old' professions of 'medicine, army, church, law'. The Beeb seems mainly populated by the descendants of the Fabian/Bloomsbury Set - highbrow, liberal left, metropolitan. They would be far more likely to live in Islington or Hampstead rather than K&C.

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Hardly. Those types are all nowadays in financial services, farming, or a few in the 'old' professions of 'medicine, army, church, law'. The Beeb seems mainly populated by the descendants of the Fabian/Bloomsbury Set - highbrow, liberal left, metropolitan. They would be far more likely to live in Islington or Hampstead rather than K&C.

I know for a fact that the BBC loves floppy-fringed liberal arts graduates from Oxford. Trouble is, it starts to show whenever any of them start doing any work. For example, the mathematics ability of an average BBC Online News journalist is shocking - remember the travesty of maths that resulted when they wrote about the VAT reduction's effects on prices? Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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they have some female journalist who looks nearly 15 years old as their correspondent and thats what she just said on air, sellers' market etc etc ...

basically they gave every impression that HPC over and actually said prices are rising due to "shortage", though they meekly added the caveat that it might change if more property comes on with forced sellers if IRs come up. they said it all depends on the govt over next 12 months (ie IRs etc etc)

message to any viewer was: no crash, property in short supply, prices rising, mainly London affected

You're probably right and I thought the way you managed to be both ageist and sexist in the same sentence was a masterstroke.

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You're probably right and I thought the way you managed to be both ageist and sexist in the same sentence was a masterstroke.

:lol: I've seen worse on here

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You're probably right and I thought the way you managed to be both ageist and sexist in the same sentence was a masterstroke.

The journalist out on the street was actually a bloke. We were treated to a Notting Hill estate agent showing us around his proposed new office space to cope with the rush.

One lady was interviewed bemoaning the shortage of property in Notting Hill. The "expert" brought into the studio for interview was another young lady from some property `resourcing` company. She stated of course, that there were more buyers than houses.

The BBC pulled a similar stunt a few months earlier when a couple of flats in Bayswater sold straight away, and they proclaimed a housing boom in London!

I think that West End estate agents have very good contacts at the Beeb

Not once have the BBC London trekked East on the DLR to interview disgruntled owners at Pan Peninsular.

Edited by HostPaul TAFKA Rover2000

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they have some female journalist who looks nearly 15 years old as their correspondent and thats what she just said on air, sellers' market etc etc ...

basically they gave every impression that HPC over and actually said prices are rising due to "shortage", though they meekly added the caveat that it might change if more property comes on with forced sellers if IRs come up. they said it all depends on the govt over next 12 months (ie IRs etc etc)

message to any viewer was: no crash, property in short supply, prices rising, mainly London affected

have to say she is half right. I put my 2 bed flat on the market 10 days ago slightly above EA suggested asking price. Lady came round last night, cash buyer, offered full asking price. She said there is a shortage of property, especially decent property. Supply and demand is fuelling a mini bounce. I'm a STR, so don't believe the hype, but I will never underestimate the number of rabbits our masters will pull out of the hat to keep prices high.

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