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Ive taken the time to write to BBC about this moaning cow who wants other people to bail her out of her really dire financial decisions

Debt diary Why is there no 'Have your say' on this article. i do not see why BBC is giving this woman the time of day. She is very arrogant and in self-denial about her debt and i wish to comment on her circumstances and her approach to life. This is a woman after all who has 3 houses and a restaurant expecting people to bail her out of her dire financial decisions. its a disgrace she is getting any air time on BBC. Can we please have a comments section on this story!!

reckon we should all try to get a comments or hay your say on the article or get it pulled.

The latest is shes going to sue her employer for unfair dismissal because she is pregnant...at least he will say she is trying it on because of her circumstances..how can she afford a lawyer if she is so far in debt ...all so confusing... i reckon she has cash or gold hidden under hte bed or the BBC are paying her £20k a week like normal

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Ive taken the time to write to BBC about this moaning cow who wants other people to bail her out of her really dire financial decisions

reckon we should all try to get a comments or hay your say on the article or get it pulled.

The latest is shes going to sue her employer for unfair dismissal because she is pregnant...at least he will say she is trying it on because of her circumstances..how can she afford a lawyer if she is so far in debt ...all so confusing... i reckon she has cash or gold hidden under hte bed or the BBC are paying her £20k a week like normal

I'd be interested to hear if you get a reply. :blink:

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The BBC hardly ever reply when you have a valied complaint. I'm still waiting for a few replies, of which I don't expect to get. :angry:

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The BBC hardly ever reply when you have a valied complaint. I'm still waiting for a few replies, of which I don't expect to get. :angry:

They have to record the number of complaints. One or two isn't enough for them to have to do anything - 30 plus and they have to deal with it.

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Thanks delboypass. I've just posted this on the thread I started yesterday.

I'm not normally one for conspiracy theories but I’ve just noticed this same thread on TMF (not started by me) has been removed and I have had my “knuckles rapped” I think Ms Beg may have taken great exception to people not having any sympathy for her. I don’t expect the BBC to allow any feedback on the “diary”

Keep up the good work!

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She won't have a hope in hell of suing them.

She didn't tell the client in the interview that she was pregnant. They had a 6 month project they wanted someone to complete and they offered it to her, thinking she would be there the whole time.

She only planned on working 3 months and then stopping for maternity. She is actually quite lucky they don't sue her for mis-representation. If they can prove the project failed because of her they could claim quite high mitigated losses.

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Ive taken the time to write to BBC about this moaning cow who wants other people to bail her out of her really dire financial decisions

reckon we should all try to get a comments or hay your say on the article or get it pulled.

The latest is shes going to sue her employer for unfair dismissal because she is pregnant...at least he will say she is trying it on because of her circumstances..how can she afford a lawyer if she is so far in debt ...all so confusing... i reckon she has cash or gold hidden under hte bed or the BBC are paying her £20k a week like normal

and of course she's also singing the praises of her IFA for the Mail.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/investing-and...35&in_page_id=3

How on earth can you talk about debt on one website and Investments on another - this woman must be stoped!

Who did you send your email to delboypass?

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I have moaned to the Beeb as well, mainly about the misrepresentation, the fact they may want to pull it to stop the taxman calling (i.e. to protect her), the way she is able to name creditors with no right of public unedited reply, the way this is investment gone wrong, not a poor woman about to lose her home, someone who misrepresented her status in a commmercial environment, the way this is not what the Beeb is for. etc. etc. I don't expect a reply.

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i reckon she has cash or gold hidden under hte bed or the BBC are paying her £20k a week like normal

Good for you for writing. They never reply to anything I send in. Actually, I did write in once to Radio 3 about a programme they did on world music which was fantastic. I got a personal email back from the controller! Maybe if you write in with praise you get attention.

Not sure about paying her 20K a week though - BBC are not great payers at all unless you're a top presenter. You get more writing for store mags! :)

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no. leave the woman to boil....

leets go with the game plan and offer our sympathies. our help. why dont we just write to the banks to cancell here debt so she can start over - keeping the btls though. after all. this is a new lending world and we should encourage the bbc to front this. let them get so deep. so entwined. celebrate our nations debt. lend her more and more.

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no. leave the woman to boil....

leets go with the game plan and offer our sympathies. our help. why dont we just write to the banks to cancell here debt so she can start over - keeping the btls though. after all. this is a new lending world and we should encourage the bbc to front this. let them get so deep. so entwined. celebrate our nations debt. lend her more and more.

You've been "on the pop" a bit ealy today rfd?

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SAYARA BEG (pictured with daughter Alice, two) has been using an IFA for ten years and won't make an investment decision without contacting him.

Sayara, from London, consulted IFA Julian Nurse of Select Financial Solutions about Alice's Child Trust Fund voucher and put the money into Invesco Perpetual Worldwide - a fund investing in a range of shares from around the world.

Sayara, 36, a freelance IT consultant says: 'I first went to Julian ten years ago when I was in my mid-20s. I needed someone willing to demystify things for me. Now I wouldn't make a financial move without asking for his help.'

I bet Julian is cringing today. So for 10 years she hasn't made an investment decision without him, and now she writes for the BBC about how bad her debts are and how much trouble she is in!!!

I wouldn't let Julian advice my pets let alone me on investment advice based on that track record!

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Ok I've emailed them requesting a comments section.

Pointing out the fact that 4 months ago she was brown-nosing her IFA and suggesting people don't have much sympathy for someone struggling with BTL's and taking our large personal loans to fund a business.

Maybe their next blog could be "My landlady defaulted on the mortgage and I'm going to be chucked out". Now that I would empathise with.

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I sent a quick comment and I have a reply! It doesn't answer any why there is no feedback, but kudos for replying none the less ...

My Comments:

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5037736.stm

COMMENTS:

Why is feedback not allowed on this article? It does seem that her

account of the situation is extremely onesided. Her debt is not something that has

afflicted her like a random illness, it is a consequence of her own

financial mismanagement - greed and a lack of savings. Why should we

have sympathy for her? Why is this news?

REPLY:

Dear Sir or Madam

Thanks for your e-mail.

The purpose of the diary is to illustrate how people in debt feel about their situation, and to have a real life and more or less real-time case study on how they cope with it.

This is not about sympathy. Rather her story is a good illustration how people can overstretch themselves, and the dire consequences of making mistakes similar to hers.

If you recall the early 1990s, there were tens of thousands like her, trapped in negative equity and in debt after losing their jobs. Yes, one could all blame them for not being conservative enough in their investment strategy (in this case buy-to-let mortgages and a business) - but they were in a tricky situation all the same, one that had the potential to destroy their existence.

Showing Mrs Beg's plight may prompt readers to review their own investments, and give guidance to those in a similar predicament.

The issues of debt and the threat of personal bankruptcy can affect people at all levels, regardless how rich they were to begin with.

We do not ignore people that are less middle class. As it happens last week we ran a five-part series on people in debt, and the range of cases we looked is huge.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5005232.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5030486.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5005416.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5030820.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5029530.stm

And last year we published a long series focusing on people living in poverty, called Breadline Britain http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/busine...ne_britain/defa

ult.stm

Regards,

Tim Weber

Business Editor

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I thought that there was originally a box to comment on her story at the bottom of the diary. It's not there now so perhaps I am mistaken.

I think I might have been banned from the BBC 'Have Your Say' thing. I am guessing that they filter out undesirable IP addresses. I used to get the odd thing passed the moderators of the forum but now I never see anything at all that I've written get published. I've given up trying. I used to send them plenty of direct criticism and uncomfortable reading but never once have I sent them anything even remotely abusive. Censorship is something that interests me now because I come across it in so many places which proclaim freedom of speech etc.

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They have to record the number of complaints. One or two isn't enough for them to have to do anything - 30 plus and they have to deal with it.

Chalk up one more!

I would appreciate the opportunity to post a comment on this womans story 'debt diary' please could you set this up for me.

Thank you in advance for your time (bit of flannel can work wonders!)

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Blimey - I've had a reply too!

Thanks for your e-mail. The purpose of the diary is to illustrate how people in debt feel abouttheir situation, and to have a real life and more or less real-time casestudy on how they cope with it. Her story is a good illustration how people can overstretch themselves,and the dire consequences of making mistakes similar to hers. If you recall the early 1990s, there were tens of thousands like her,trapped in negative equity and in debt after losing their jobs. Yes, onecould all blame them for not being conservative enough in theirinvestment strategy (in this case buy-to-let mortgages and a business) -but they were in a tricky situation all the same, one that had thepotential to destroy their existence. Showing Mrs Beg's plight may prompt readers to review their owninvestments, and give guidance to those in a similar predicament. The issues of debt and the threat of personal bankruptcy can affectpeople at all levels, regardless how rich they were to begin with. We do not ignore "average" people, as it happens last week we ran afive-part series on people in debt, and the range of cases we looked ishuge.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/500523...ess/5029530.stm And last year we published a long series focusing on people living inpoverty, called Breadline Britainhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/business/2005/breadline_britain/default.stm

With regards to her appearance on This is Money - you will have noticedthat she appeared once, at the start of this year - well before shebecame pregnant and lost her current job, which triggered her currentsituation.

Regards, Tim WeberBusiness EditorBBC News Interactive www.bbc.co.uk/business

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wierd - had a reply too

Thanks for your e-mail.

The purpose of the diary is to illustrate how people in debt feel about

their situation, and to have a real life and more or less real-time case

study on how they cope with it.

Her story is a good illustration how people can overstretch themselves,

and the dire consequences of making mistakes similar to hers.

If you recall the early 1990s, there were tens of thousands like her,

trapped in negative equity and in debt after losing their jobs. Yes, one

could all blame them for not being conservative enough in their

investment strategy (in this case buy-to-let mortgages and a business) -

but they were in a tricky situation all the same, one that had the

potential to destroy their existence.

Showing Mrs Beg's plight may prompt readers to review their own

investments, and give guidance to those in a similar predicament.

The issues of debt and the threat of personal bankruptcy can affect

people at all levels, regardless how rich they were to begin with.

We do not ignore "average" people, as it happens last week we ran a

five-part series on people in debt, and the range of cases we looked is

huge.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5005232.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5030486.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5005416.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5030820.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5029530.stm

And last year we published a long series focusing on people living in

poverty, called Breadline Britain

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/busine...ne_britain/defa

ult.stm

We have put a large number of comments made by readers to Mrs Beg, and

in next week's diary she will respond to some of them.

Regards,

Tim Weber

Business Editor

BBC News Interactive www.bbc.co.uk/business

Still doesnt say anything about her not taking the blame for her ridiculous financial decisions and trying to pass all the blame onto morgage and credit card providers!

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