I watched only to see whether there would be any developments. After
the first 20 minutes of Sarah trying to get Mrs Developer to listen to
reason, I could see that she was fighting a hopeless battle. Then it
became a mission to see said woman fail - as a warning to others,
which I definitely think did come across. Although, conveniently, we
did not see the final outcome of whether they actually sold at any
kind of a profit or whether they suffered a loss, it was clear that as
a lesson in how to develop property the programme was a dead loss.
But we don't watch a bad property development programme and say, oh,
that's okay, because it's good TV!
Sounds like the apocryphal electrician's house with rubber wires sticking
out of the walls, or the plumber's house where you have to sh*t in a bucket.
Too busy out making money and don't want to return home to do what you've
been doing at work all day.
Apparently she has her own property development company.....
Although I did wonder last night how much she's getting paid for
Property Ladder and how much she makes from the property co. Maybe she
has plebs to do the work for her and gets both incomes.....
It was remarked by someone deep in our local radio (that I happened to
overhear at a pub) that the media is now comprised of career media
people, straight out of 'meedyar studdys' who have absolutely no
experience of the real world, and are selected solely on the basis of
being able to project a false persona to the camera.
Its the same in politics.
The point is not to edcucate, or pass rational comment, merely to
entertain and gain ratings and hence advertising revenue.
Or in the case of politicians, to sell the party brand to the
electorate. It is not necessary to be able to govern or manage anything
in order to become prime minister, apart from the party apparatus,
merely be a good sales and marketing type.
Cf Phony Liar.
If only the vast numbers of people who to "polTicks and Meedyar studdys"
were being taught that...they might vote somewhat differently.
I think it's also a nadir of British society if a grotty two bedroom terrace
is London is now worth near to half a million pounds. You can buy a five
bedroom detached house, 10 acres of land and a barn larger than that whole
terrace house (upstairs and down) within commuting distance of Manchester.
And I mean easy commuting, not the up to two hours there and again back I
gather some people down there do.
When is this government going to decentralise, starting with the thing it
can influence - the civil service.
| "IMM" wrote
| > > When is this government going to decentralise, starting with
| > > the thing it can influence - the civil service.
| > Great idea. Get all the departments out of London. They started
| > in the 1970s but Thatcher stopped it: Social Security at Newcastle,
| > DVLA in Swansea, etc.
| I think it was more down to that episode of Yes Prime Minister when
| the head of the armed forces refused to move out of London "because
| how could the wife get to Harrods"
The Scottish Parliament wants to do something similar, but the civil
servants want to stay in Edinburgh.
Richmond - west of London (tube zone 4). If you think that is bad try
Hampstead. I'm in a not-so-cheap part of Surrey and I'd be able to
exchange a nice 5-bed with small garden for a 1-bed flat 4th floor no lift
30 minutes' commute of central London.
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