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Mail - Banker Allegedly Kills Wife At Their £500,000 Kent Home - Why Is The House Price Relevant?

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The implicit suggestion seems to be that the murder of someone living in an expensive house is somehow more tragic- if the story was about a killing in a council house would the value of the house be mentioned? I suspect not.

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It's an American thing where your percieved status is related to the size of your mortgage (value of house) and what you drive (rent).

Hence mahoooosive mortgage and a rented mercedes and you are stylishly living the dream for everyone else to admire.

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Not sure we are getting all the details with this story. Don't want to make excuses for the bloke, but I work with a few British blokes who commute every week to work in Switzerland doing jobs they hate, so their family back home can have a "life style".

Can't help felling if this guy was under a bit less pressure, things would be different.

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Just to add, I am not ruling out the possibility he could be a total duche who for example killed his wife, when she found out he was having an affair!!

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It certainly is a ridiculous 'hallmark' of that paper isn't it?! They simply cannot report on anything without mentioning what the house prices are!

A random look at the first article in the News section, about cold weather on it's way.........

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3445398/Arctic-blast-hit-Britain-TONIGHT-six-inches-snow-temperatures-4C-predicted-bring-misery-roads.html

and what do we see?

"...The latter burst its banks yesterday, flooding parts of upmarket London including Charing Cross where the average property costs £4.7million, Kew where homes cost about £1m, in Putney where the average home is worth £693,000 and in Greenwich where the average three bedroom house costs around £1.6m."

What are we supposed to infer or take away from this useless bit of information? That somehow the misery caused by the flooding will be less for those whose houses are only(!) worth £693,000 than for those that are worth £4.7 million???!!!

Pathetic.

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