Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Tired of Waiting

The Bbc's Negative Influence On Housing Gave Me An Idea

Recommended Posts

As many of us know, the BBC has failed to warn the nation regarding the credit/property bubble, and quite the opposite, even helped to inflate it, with property shows.

I was reading some interesting American news, where their Supreme Court will decide if their government has the right to force people to buy something - in their case, health insurance:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-03/virginia-to-ask-supreme-court-to-hear-health-law-case-update1-.html )

Opponents say the health plan is unlike anything the Supreme Court has ever approved because it would require people to take action: either buy health insurance or pay a fine. Hudson said no Supreme Court or appeals court ruling authorizes Congress to “compel an individual to involuntarily enter the stream of commerce” by buying something.

I am not a lawyer, I was just wondering what the EU Courts of Justice would say if a citizen/subject of a member country were to complain that his/her government was forcing him/her to pay an annual fee to the state propaganda department. :unsure:


The said government could even try to say that the fee was not really to pay for the propaganda machine, that it was some general "TV license", and that it was just a coincidence that most of the collected money ended up in said state propaganda machine.

The said government could even try to say that the propaganda machine was a fully independent body, with full independence to set the editorial line that most pleases its highly educated "fonctionnaires".

I wonder if these defences would be convincing. :)


Edited by Tired of Waiting

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wondered if we could use the EU in some way.


Yes, I just read it. Good points there. I had though on similar lines before. Human Rights are always a matter of balance. One family's right to a shelter is obviously stronger that another's family right to know that their village is 8 miles from their neighbouring village, instead of 7.9 miles. Believe it or not, this argument has frequently been used. Bonkers. And evil, really.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 311 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?

      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.