Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Krusty, a canoe and Panama

Can we blame it all on Kirstie Allsopp?

Whatever happens to the Darwins, there are many other ordinary people who, like them, have put their faith in the property market as a way to make their fortune and are now worried about what the future holds for them.Yet for some time now, the profile of credit-crazed Britain, where easy money oozes through the cracks of our society, has encouraged this behaviour. More and more people behave as if they have some weird, inalienable right to be rich.

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10 thoughts on “Krusty, a canoe and Panama

  • Yes, let’s blame everyone but ourselves!

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  • Kirstie Allsopp is one person amongst many who, out of complete greed & self interest, has made the housing market what it is today. Unfortunately she is one amongst many.

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  • I gotta say, I can’t believe I’m reading this!!

    At last the many pernicious role these TV shows have played have been acknowledged and names have been named. Astounding, brilliant!!

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  • little professor says:

    Great article, confused!

    “All this could be yours,, seems to be the subliminal message. Except, of course, it can’t. Not without a price.

    To this end, shop girls on low incomes buy handbags that cost more than a car. Stores offer credit to anything with a pulse. A £37,000 cocktail goes on sale in a London nightclub, and some idiot buys one.

    Meanwhile, many fireside entrepreneurs, no doubt egged on by the kind of property porn programmes fronted by Kirstie Allsopp and her sister-in-crime, Sarah Beeny, are encouraged to put together a buy-to-let property portfolio.

    Why not? Rent it out. Do it up and sell it for a profit. What could possibly go wrong?

    Well, as thousands will find out when cheap mortgages run out next year, the days of the buy-to-let property deal as a one-way ticket to the pot at the end of the rainbow are well and truly over.”

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  • Confused, this sums up so many folk I know. Welcome to my world….

    “….Yet perhaps we should not be surprised by this avarice, for our noses are constantly pressed against the great glass of modern life, as all are invited to admire the lifestyles of the new rich and famous: the tycoons and the sport stars, the lottery winners, ram raiders, pension fund robbers, raddled super-models, City traders and everyday crooks who gambol across newspapers and magazines like folk heroes. All this could be yours, too, seems to be the subliminal message. Except, of course, it can’t. Not without a price.
    To this end, shop girls on low incomes buy handbags that cost more than a car. Stores offer credit to anything with a pulse. A £37,000 cocktail goes on sale in a London nightclub, and some idiot buys one…”

    It’s painful to read!

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  • Well at least the Darwins seem to have sold their properties at the top of the market. Small crumbs of comfort i guess

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  • “no doubt egged on by the kind of property porn programmes fronted by Kirstie Allsopp and her sister-in-crime, Sarah Beeny, ”

    To be fair to Beeny, she’s constantly reminded participants in her programme for years that they shouldn’t rely on a rising market to make money. I think she’s one of the more responsible ones, though obviously a lot of morons watching her programme may have missed that point.

    But that’s kind of their problem.

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  • Hey, don’t pick on Kirsty.
    The only thing she is responsible for is magnificent beasts.
    The ultimate show would be Allsopp and Beeny.
    Dump Spencer and his smug smiles into the camera.

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  • I have got to admit it that Allsop does have great feet….

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  • orwell well said great feet indeed.

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