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Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39512599

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Are you a millennial who is struggling to buy a property? Or have you successfully purchased one? You can share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

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They'll do their usual 'balance' of having one story from someone struggling vs one from someone who has recently bought, thereby giving the impression that it's a balanced situation. The reality of course is that for every millennial buying there are thousands who can't.

and the choice of story is itself biased. It's not just a Millennial problem.

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8 minutes ago, rantnrave said:

Reporting by Rebecca Seales

Wonder what age she is?

Here she is, looks about 25.

Public school educated and English lit degree from Cambridge. Previous employer was the daily mail.

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12 minutes ago, Si1 said:

Here she is, looks about 25.

Public school educated and English lit degree from Cambridge. Previous employer was the daily mail.

Has she bought a ??

Forget the struggling bit, what about totally given up all together.....Moved on to contingency plan B.;)

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They help to stitch them up with their vested interest HPI propaganda - then try to make money out of them by asking them to contribute to a story about their plight.

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Yet another puff pick begging for more props. Obviously Becky and pals are scared their newly bought pads will drop in price. 

I'll believe it when the BBC just runs the truth, HPC is the only solution to the housing crisis. Forget build more and all the props let the HPC rip.

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Meanwhile in Britain, the kids complain about house prices whilst their parents price them out with multiple BTLs.. The parents then complain they have to cough up a deposit because their kids can't buy a house. 

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On 07/04/2017 at 2:32 PM, Money Frugality said:

Meanwhile in Britain, the kids complain about house prices whilst their parents price them out with multiple BTLs.. The parents then complain they have to cough up a deposit because their kids can't buy a house. 

Very few parents borrow to buy multiple property to let for profit.....very many kids, most kids will never have an inheritance, ever, be it the clever kids or the not so clever kids.......there are no pockets in shrouds, so those whose parents do have something to leave, the kids will very likely end up spending it....some wisely, some unwisely......then it is gone.;)

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By ''successfully purchased one'' I'm guessing what they actually mean is having to commit unprecedentedly high proportions of your income for probably the rest of your working life to service a huge mortgage debt on what is likely to be the only property you'll ever be able to afford.

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This site is literally a case study in cognitive dissonance.

You guys spend a large amount of your day decrying milennials being priced out of the property market. The BBC runs a story on it though and suddenly it's all "Biased broadcasting corporation" not to mention the milennial trigger; "something something snowflake".

File this in the same category as the guardian thread. Do you guys want the mainstream media to talk about this or not? 

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I've noticed the last 2-3 years the amount of dissonance in this site has been disappointing, especially regarding foreigners and the media. 

Still come here for the odd great post though. 

I have friends at the BBC. The left accuse them of being right wing, the right accuse them of being left wing. Internally they are actually paralysed by paranoia about the daily mail et al.

The hpc hasn't happened because of cheap money, esp btl, and government props. Other factors change the landscape somewhat (immigration, foreign ownership) but those are the main ones. 

None of the media talk about this properly and it's a national scandal, as is the horrific quality of new builds. It's not about bias or toffs or anything like that, it's just the media in general doing a shit job. We are seeing real stories coming through but it takes time. 

Edited by miggy

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On 04/07/2017 at 1:00 PM, Diver Dan said:

Sent in my standard hpc opinion and my phone number.

Let us know if you get any response

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6 hours ago, Hullabaloo82 said:

This site is literally a case study in cognitive dissonance.

You guys spend a large amount of your day decrying milennials being priced out of the property market. The BBC runs a story on it though and suddenly it's all "Biased broadcasting corporation" not to mention the milennial trigger; "something something snowflake".

File this in the same category as the guardian thread. Do you guys want the mainstream media to talk about this or not? 

You offer a false dilemma of the media either not talking about high property prices whatsoever, or talking about it. 

More accurately, do you want the media merely paying lip service to a major problem, or properly investigating it? The BBC only ever do the former regarding property prices.  It's a form of rug-sweeping away a problem. 

Edited by canbuywontbuy

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1 hour ago, miggy said:

I've noticed the last 2-3 years the amount of dissonance in this site has been disappointing, especially regarding foreigners and the media. 

Still come here for the odd great post though. 

I have friends at the BBC. The left accuse them of being right wing, the right accuse them of being left wing. Internally they are actually paralysed by paranoia about the daily mail et al.

The hpc hasn't happened because of cheap money, esp btl, and government props. Other factors change the landscape somewhat (immigration, foreign ownership) but those are the main ones. 

None of the media talk about this properly and it's a national scandal, as is the horrific quality of new builds. It's not about bias or toffs or anything like that, it's just the media in general doing a shit job. We are seeing real stories coming through but it takes time. 

The BBC aren't just ignoring the housing crisis, they have been actively cheerleading it for years.  

Open house

buy it, sell it, bank it

to buy, or not to buy

trading up

How I Made My Property Fortune

over 1000 episodes of homes under the hammer...

The BBC has steadfastly promoted the idea of Landlording as a fun hobby, and 'property developer' as a potential career for bored housewives.  This is direct advertising for the housing industry, masquerading as lifestyle shows.  

You can hardly be surprised by the cynicism.

 

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2 hours ago, miggy said:

I've noticed the last 2-3 years the amount of dissonance in this site has been disappointing, especially regarding foreigners and the media. 

Still come here for the odd great post though. 

I have friends at the BBC. The left accuse them of being right wing, the right accuse them of being left wing. Internally they are actually paralysed by paranoia about the daily mail et al.

The hpc hasn't happened because of cheap money, esp btl, and government props. Other factors change the landscape somewhat (immigration, foreign ownership) but those are the main ones. 

None of the media talk about this properly and it's a national scandal, as is the horrific quality of new builds. It's not about bias or toffs or anything like that, it's just the media in general doing a shit job. We are seeing real stories coming through but it takes time. 

Seriously? The same BBC that were so vehemently anti-Brexit, anti-Trump (blatantly so), obsessing over "alt-right" and connecting anything alt-right with "fake news", and utterly politically correct in every utterance? How can that ever be construed as "right wing"?

Edited by canbuywontbuy

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The same BBC that effectively made Nigel Farage.

Brexit isn't a left or right thing, it's just a thing. Moreover 'experts' have consistently said it's a bad idea short/medium term. That's not bias, that's just how it is. Doesn't mean they are right or that there isn't some disagreement, but that is the consensus. You can't lay that one on the BBC.

Agree with the previous poster re:property porn though. 

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7 hours ago, canbuywontbuy said:

Seriously? The same BBC that were so vehemently anti-Brexit, anti-Trump (blatantly so), obsessing over "alt-right" and connecting anything alt-right with "fake news", and utterly politically correct in every utterance? How can that ever be construed as "right wing"?

One of the many ways that the left/right distinction is woefully inadequate. The BBC is pro establishment, so currently pro neoliberal, market can do no wrong etc.

Those on the "right" who think the BBC is left wing are typically conservatives (small c) who don't like social liberalism. Those on the "left" who think the BBC are right wing typically are anti economic liberalism (see this book for an example of the argument, ish https://www.versobooks.com/books/2243-the-bbc).

An oversimplification but both are correct and BBC News is rubbish.

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5 hours ago, malk said:

One of the many ways that the left/right distinction is woefully inadequate. The BBC is pro establishment, so currently pro neoliberal, market can do no wrong etc.

Those on the "right" who think the BBC is left wing are typically conservatives (small c) who don't like social liberalism. Those on the "left" who think the BBC are right wing typically are anti economic liberalism (see this book for an example of the argument, ish https://www.versobooks.com/books/2243-the-bbc).

An oversimplification but both are correct and BBC News is rubbish.

I agree that western "democracies" are all run by a uniparty tag-team.  I also agree that the BBC is pro-establishment and therefore pro-neoliberal (Labour / Tories = neoliberal).  I just wonder at the mental gymnastics required to call the BBC right-wing.  It shows how tribal people have become with politics.  Meanwhile everybody votes for the uniparty.

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8 hours ago, miggy said:

The same BBC that effectively made Nigel Farage.

Brexit isn't a left or right thing, it's just a thing. Moreover 'experts' have consistently said it's a bad idea short/medium term. That's not bias, that's just how it is. Doesn't mean they are right or that there isn't some disagreement, but that is the consensus. You can't lay that one on the BBC.

Agree with the previous poster re:property porn though. 

The BBC didn't "make" Nigel Farage.  He filled a giant vacuum in politics (anti-EU, anti-mass and uncontrolled immigration).
 

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Brexit isn't a left or right thing, it's just a thing.

 

The EU's very design is based on left-wing ideologies. 

Edited by canbuywontbuy

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5 hours ago, canbuywontbuy said:

The BBC didn't "make" Nigel Farage.  He filled a giant vacuum in politics (anti-EU, anti-mass and uncontrolled immigration).
 

The EU's very design is based on left-wing ideologies. 

"[I am against] the Treaty of Rome which entrenches laissez faire as its philosophy and chooses bureaucracy as its administrative method." - Tony Benn 

The EU always has been a right-wing neoliberal project.  It was Major who signed the Maastricht treaty, for example.

 

 

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