Browned Off wrote:
Just sent this to the esteemed Isobel:
That you have the audacity to write an article in which you state 'We ignored the warning signs. We never queried or questioned. We let it happen. And now we are desperately looking around for someone to blame' would be shocking were it not clearly a pathalogical trait. You have had the brass neck to be a cheerleader for a completely unsustainable property bubble right up to the point when the lifeboats were hitting the water. Many highly vocal and visible commentators, including the governments own think-tank (ESRI, don't ya know), have been telling us all for years that our addiction to property investment was going to come to an inevitable sticky end. As well as those mainstream commentators, there have been many 'anonymous property bloggers' who have been attempting to spread the word, not just about the property fiasco, but also about the banking, pension and personal debt time-bombs which have been ticking loudly for the last ten years. And now, in your infinite wisdom - you who has been fanning the flames of this disaster, ad nauseum, for years - see fit to wreak your 'wrath' on those very people who have only ever had this nation's best interests at heart. That, dear author, is a step too far - even by your high standards.
<name removed by moderator provost>. (Proud PropertyPin Member)
I'd suggest if you're going to send her stuff then you keep it to one or two sentences. She may try and delete without reading and two sentences are much more likely to be scanned.
Isobel- you shouldn't knock anonymity. Writing with a by-line is what you are paid to do. We do it for free. And have been proven right, moreover. Anything we write is capable of instant challenge- and by the quality of posting it is worthy challenge. If you want to participate in this level of debate, you might open your own thread- call it Isobel's thread?!
Oh- and Isobel, thank you for helping your readership be aware that there are alternative viewpoints on the web. It shouldn't take long for motivated readers to find them. And when they do your failure or complicity will be made clear to them. This is the precursor I predict of the books/ and papers of record which will follow and which will place your contributution very squarely in context and in significant proportion.