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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/23/i-think-my-children-are-no-longer-employable-dear-mariella

Mum has bought two BTL properties each for the kids (following in the footsteps of their father - whos most likely been financially shafted in a divorce settlement) that are hardly even paying for themselves, no mention of S24 changes.

Kids have some liberal utopian dream of starting some socialist project in Cambodia, while building a property empire.

Mum is worried that they're leeching off of her 'fruits of hard labour'.

I hope S24 slaps them in the face.

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I liked Mariella Frostrup's reply, appropriately pissy. There is buried in it one question that we should probably talk about though.

"Why don’t kids move away any more?"

I just can't think - anybody?

Ditto: "... where’s the music of protest, the art of dissent, the new religion?"

Hmm, yeah, what could be so preoccupying the young that they have junked all that stuff?

Surely someone out there has some thoughts about that? Come on people. :blink:

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25 minutes ago, North London Rent Girl said:

I liked Mariella Frostrup's reply, appropriately pissy. There is buried in it one question that we should probably talk about though.

"Why don’t kids move away any more?"

I just can't think - anybody?

Ditto: "... where’s the music of protest, the art of dissent, the new religion?"

Hmm, yeah, what could be so preoccupying the young that they have junked all that stuff?

Surely someone out there has some thoughts about that? Come on people. :blink:

Well it would help if you actually followed the main thread on this article, where I posed that very question.

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3 hours ago, sideysid said:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/23/i-think-my-children-are-no-longer-employable-dear-mariella

Mum has bought two BTL properties each for the kids (following in the footsteps of their father - whos most likely been financially shafted in a divorce settlement) that are hardly even paying for themselves, no mention of S24 changes.

Kids have some liberal utopian dream of starting some socialist project in Cambodia, while building a property empire.

Mum is worried that they're leeching off of her 'fruits of hard labour'.

I hope S24 slaps them in the face.

Never mind S24 slapping them in the face, their Mum should get in there first with a good hard one.

Then again, she brought it upon herself when.... "we supported their learning throughout school and university; we have never pressured them towards any particular career". This is why kids arrive at 30+k of debt with no chance of earning it back after studying a pointless degree for 3 or more years. She should have seen it coming.

She's also missed the point that a BTL property empire is supposed to deliver a life leeching off the 'fruits of hard labour' of others, not her. Thankfully it seems that's not working out well, with or without S24. 

I'd buy them their tickets to Cambodia and move house.

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