Thursday, 4 September 2014

Daily Mail sticks to critical issues in Edmonton Beheading Story

'We were called at 1.30pm to an incident in Nightingale Road, Edmonton. We sent a number of resources to the scene including London's Air Ambulance, an ambulance crew and a duty officer.'Sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor from London's Air Ambulance.' The road is a typical suburban street in the London Borough of Edmonton. The average house value on there is £310,000, while it is £275,000 in the local N9 postcode area. 
From the DM

9 comments:

Rich Tee said...

I can't tell truth from satire anymore.

It will be interesting to see what the ethnicity of the culprit is, although I suspect it will be hushed up.

I like how it says "the victim was declared dead at the scene." You don't say!

Mark Wadsworth said...

SK, that is a classic. Well spotted.

Lola said...

Surely, they must be parodyimg themselves. Surely?

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, the DM trolls its own readers.

blissex said...

And there is a link to Boris Johnson too: he has proposed that bad people who travel to designated "terrorist areas" have the burden to prove that they are not terrorists themselves if prosecuted by the government.

The link is that Boris Johnson and in general the Conservative Party (and New Labour) target swing voters in marginal seats which are mostly property owning middle aged and old women in the South:

They are terrified by:

#1 terrorists beheading property owning middle aged and old women in the South;

#2 other monsters proposing LVT or otherwise imperiling the increase in the price of property owned by middle aged and older women in the South.

Boris Johnson can't be left behind by David Cameron refusing return to UK citizens suspected of being terrorists who might behead property owning middle aged and older women in the South...

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, nice one. You have just equated LVTer with Islamists.

That's like Homeys saying "We didn't fight in World War Two just to a have our homes slapped with LVT". Sub-text: LVTers are all Nazis.

Well, very few of them fought in World War Two...

blissex said...

«You have just equated LVTer with Islamists.»

No, I haven't, I just reported that property owning old women in the South are terrified of both LVTers and *terrorists*.

I am not sure whether they think the LVTers are worse than the terrorists, but probably they do, or at least their heirs likely think so :-).

Regardless Boris Johnson and the rest of his party pander as much as they can to both fears: "bad people" who might behead old ladies or tax their massive effort-free capital gains.

blissex said...

New argument against LVT:

"We didn't talk of fighting ISIS in Syria just to a have our homes slapped with LVT"

:-)

BTW the point I am trying to make is that arguments pro-or-con LVT are largely an intellectual exercise and don't matter to voters; what matters is which voters benefit from redistribution from other voters when house prices zoom up.

Since the voters who benefit from zooming property prices tend to be swing voters in marginal seats, any LVT "intellectual" arguments are going to be politically irrelevant as long that is true.

When the voters outside the South East from which the property price increases are being taken become critical swing voters in marginal seats, that's the time to push LVT.

Until then LVT will be considered a nasty form of terrorism by old ladies in mansions and their heirs.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, "We didn't talk of fighting ISIS in Syria just to a have our homes slapped with LVT"

Yes, that's another KLN, the Homeys just equate LVTers with [something really negative] and walk away smugly.

"When the voters outside the South East from which the property price increases are being taken become critical swing voters in marginal seats, that's the time to push LVT."

That time is now, there are enough people under 45 or so, who are not homeowners and who didn't vote at the last election, to return a majority for whichever party will help them out, i.e. YPP.