Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive

Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive

11:05 AM, 27th September 2019, About 2 years ago 14

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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.

 



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by rob david

10:47 AM, 30th September 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 28/09/2019 - 10:59
100% with you there, completely selective as they are when reporting on 'Mr Trump' - the democratically elected US president.

by Lesley Clarke

11:52 AM, 30th September 2019, About 2 years ago

I watched this episode of Question Time and I was really annoyed that Fiona Bruce steered the question towards the debate on getting rid of private schools. There was no discussion about the Labour plan to seize properties from private Landlords. BBC needs to replace Fiona Bruce she's not a very good Chair person.

by Mike D

14:19 PM, 30th September 2019, About 2 years ago

It was too sophisticated a question.
Far better to just talk house and have a quality landlord voice to address the terrible polices that are of no benefit to anyone and will alternately create more problems than they solve.

by Dr Rosalind Beck

15:43 PM, 30th September 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike D at 30/09/2019 - 14:19
Hi Mike.
I spent two days working on my questions. This was my second favourite but was chosen. It has also sparked off a huge debate on twitter and I have spoken to journalists who said 'ah that was you.' So it was quite memorable and I believe around 3 million people are likely to have heard it - and me mentioning John McDonnell having a policy to force landlords to sell at low values, the empty houses issue etc. It was disappointing that Fiona Bruce and the Labour guy took it down the 'private schools' route, but I feel that if I had simply asked a question which only related to landlords it would not have been chosen from the c. 200 questions that were submitted that evening.


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