Landlord Alliance pressure makes the media

Landlord Alliance pressure makes the media

9:33 AM, 26th November 2018, About 4 years ago 5

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The Big Issue has picked up on the campaign to boycott Shelter supporting businesses in their article “Landlords are boycotting companies that support homelessness charity Shelter” Click here.

The tone of this Big Issue article was quite interesting as it gave plenty of copy space for reporting on Dr Rosalind Beck’s justification for the call to boycott B&Q and was not an aggressively one sided anti-landlord attack.

The Talk Radio website also, Click here, wrote an article “Landlords boycott stores over their support for homeless charity Shelter.”

In the piece they quote Larry Sweeney extensively in his criticism of Shelter and his call to boycott B&Q and Marks and Spencers for raising money for Shelter.

There was however, a particularly vile online article using all sorts of rude and aggressive language towards landlords that many Property118 readers have seen and commented on, but it is not worthy of giving any publicity in this article.


Dr Rosalind Beck

10:14 AM, 26th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Yes, Neil. I am wondering if the Big Issue perhaps disagrees with Shelter as well. I think they are more aligned to charities which provide actual help rather than words.

Neil Patterson

10:31 AM, 26th November 2018, About 4 years ago

I kind of got that impression too Ros.

Monty Bodkin

10:56 AM, 26th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Competitors in the housing charity industry, should be straight round to B&Q pitching for their business.

Then after that, the landlord mortgage providers Birmingham Midshires and Nationwide.

Attacking the core customers of your sponsors is not a good business plan.

Larry Sweeney

10:57 AM, 26th November 2018, About 4 years ago

The article also advocated violence. A link to Shelter appeared at the end of the disguisting rant.
The Alliance has called on Shelter to condemn the article and put distance between itself and the vile article.
To date Shelter have refused to condemn this tirade of hate.
It is also worth noting that Shelter have refused to assist Housing Benefit by issuing bonds, as we suggested.
This charity has seriously lost its way.

Richard P

11:09 AM, 26th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 26/11/2018 - 10:57
Hi Larry,
I just saw this article and see that Shelter Scotland are not able to support people that are homeless and in council temporary accommodation!

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