Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive

by Property 118

11:05 AM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive

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Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive

Property118 member, author and landlord campaigner Dr Rosalind Beck was able to ask the fourth question last night on BBC’s Question time presented by Fiona Bruce in Cardiff.

The question presented to the panel including James Cleverly MP, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Adam Price AM, Mark Reckless AM, and Gina Miller was:

Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive. Is it envy which fuels Labour’s desire to steel other peoples property?

This was aimed at Labour’s policy of ‘Right to Buy’ proposed to give PRS tenants the right to purchase their landlord’s property at a discounted value set by the state.

You can listen to the question and answer by clicking on the iPlayer picture below starting from 47 minutes 54 seconds.

 



Comments

Neil Patterson

11:29 AM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Audience members, who I assume have an interest in politics and the economy, actually clapped Labour policies. It boggles my mind!

The Forever Tenant

11:37 AM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Whatever your political views, that question is horribly inflammatory. This will give more power to those that believe the BBC has a right wing bias. They can simply point to this as evidence and they would not be wrong.

Neil Patterson

11:43 AM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

The policies are outrageous and an attack on the law of property ownership. I don't think anyone considers the BBC to have anything other than a left wing bias.

The Forever Tenant

12:06 PM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Its an interesting situation I have witnessed that people on both sides of the political spectrum believe the BBC to be heavily biased against them.

I agree about with your comments about this policy, I do however also agree with some of Labour's other policies. At this point in time, there is no single party along that I would trust with this nation. Every single one of them appears to have a ulterior motive of self interest.

Binks

13:17 PM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Absolutely agree with Neil here. And is the question inflammatory? No more so than the policies themselves! What I find infuriating is that the main question actually wasn't answered at all and he wasn't pressed sufficiently to answer. Saying that what they are planning will be "within the law" is giving me no comfort whatsoever. One has to hope there will never be a large enough majority of insane people in the Houses to let new laws pass that would allow expropriation of private assets by any means to happen.

AnthonyG

16:10 PM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Binks at 27/09/2019 - 13:17The problem with the statement that they will act within the law is that, if Parliament passes legislation to remove property from landlords, it is then within the law.

Binks

17:36 PM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by AnthonyG at 27/09/2019 - 16:10
Exactly my point.

Dr Rosalind Beck

19:41 PM, 27th September 2019
About 2 months ago

It would be a thieves charter. How can they say stealing is against the law if the state turns into the biggest thief of all?

Martin Thomas

9:59 AM, 28th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by The Forever Tenant at 27/09/2019 - 11:37
My mind is boggling at this statement!!! Does ANYONE think the BBC has a right wing bias?!!

Marie

10:59 AM, 28th September 2019
About 2 months ago

The BBC is definitely left wing. It should be neutral in my mind as a major broadcaster. I cannot get myself to watch the news anymore as it is so flagrantly biased and the reporting is selective.

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