Richard Peeters

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 22nd November 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 100

Richard Peeters

13:19 PM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Rob Thomas at 20/03/2019 - 12:49
Rob, I think you've got it the wrong way around: to me it seems the "villain" is The System (includes Left, Shelter etc), which is plainly stacked heavily against the private landlord.... Read More

Richard Peeters

12:26 PM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Rob Thomas at 20/03/2019 - 12:17
Hi Rob, I think Fergus absolutely needed to defend the case to stop hundreds of other tenants trying the same procedure against him. Now they might not!... Read More

Richard Peeters

9:42 AM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

We can all complain to the BBC about their biased programming, Panorama's biased editing, and the crusader's sloppy, sensationalist journalism and lack of "proper" investigation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/
The BBC was once upon a time (possibly before colour TV arrived) hugely respected worldwide. Panorama once had a reputation as being a tough but fair investigative platform.

I have no idea if the presenter has ever considered a career as an investigative journalist (he would need to open both eyes first).

BEEBrexit time?... Read More

Richard Peeters

11:01 AM, 19th March 2019
About 7 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

I think they mentioned that filming was done over two whole weeks (for a 30-min programme, of which at least half was same-old/same-old "eviction for no reason"). With that much filming, and presumably a lot of scripting and planning beforehand, the BBC would have had unlimited quotes from Fergus, and would have kept prompting him to say something new/different/off-the-cuff/controversial and thereby trap him with 3-second soundbites. This is not to excuse anything he said, but it is certainly VERY selective editing. And as others have said, there was no sense of balance, and no investigation of causes.
Despite the fact that FW had already sold off some properties before the 2-weeks of filming, no mention was made of the "lucky" families who have already moved into those homes under new ownership (which is what the Govt wanted to happen). New owners, new occupants, but still far too few new homes built to solve the core problem.
Perhaps BBC needs another Panorama into what the Govt is doing to jeopardise the PRS which it so desperately needs? No, of course they wouldn't/couldn't do that kind of proper investigation.... Read More

Richard Peeters

11:31 AM, 18th March 2019
About A week ago