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Patronizing News Anchor's Rant About Young People Sparks Discussion

Young people definitely get some interesting criticism in the news, like all the times Millennials have Killed an Industry, so this doesn't seem like much of a departure. In an interview on housing rights in Britain, a news anchor and landlord "reported" that young people don't have the skills to rent, since they don't know how to change lightbulbs or do basic tasks. This ruffled some feathers among young people and tenants.

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    Facial expression - Yahoo Celebrity UK YahooCelebUK Follow Sky News presenter apologises for "patronising" rant about young tenants yhoo.it/2VLIDVi 9 NE CENTRELIVG5OMESTLONCO EVATE LANCLORS WL UNABLE TO EVCT TENANTS nCE &ITHOUT G000SONUNDER GOVT PLANS P Tt Lo HOUSING EVICTIONS
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    Text - JayneSeckerSky JayneSeckerSky Follow Clearly yesterday I got the tone and content of an interview wrong and it has upset many people. I am sure many of us will have made a mistake at work - unfortunate for me mine is a lot more public than most. Please be assured I have taken the many comments on board. Mea culpa.
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    Text - Henry Pryor HenryPryor Follow Brave, honest & professional. If you never made a mistake then do feel free to continue to pursue this but otherwise, may we please move on? The relationship between landlords & tenants is vital & the law still needs to be updated to deal with (the few) bad landlords AND tenants
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    Text - Kirsty kirstar19 Follow Wow. What a day. Just wanna say thank you for all the amazing support and kind words from everyone on here! It's been a silver lining to a really shitty situation. And no I will not apologise for swearing lol #EndSection21
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    Text - MaryaWithLuv @marieanne370 Follow Replying to @mickhart76 @elliegouldingskyNews Excuse me can you explain what she said ? didn't understand
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    Text - Ellie Goulding @elliegoulding Follow Replying to @marieanne370 @mickhart76 @SkyNews she used what could have been an informative interview as a chance to moan about her tenants, and was incredibly patronising suggesting people who can't afford the rent perhaps don't deserve to because they can't change lightbulbs
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    Text - Charlie Lyne @charlielyne Follow Respect to that Sky News presenter for the IMMORTAL Journalistic BalanceTM of the line "speaking as someone who has rented flats and also rents flats out" Next level.
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    Text - Charlie Lyne @charlielyne Follow "Speaking as someone who has had a bank account and also owns a bank, I am opposed to banking regulation."
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    Text - John Gill aJG THE Follow Utterly bizarre non-sequitur here from the chronic problem facing young people who can't afford to live, to whether or not tenants should change their own light bulbs. what??
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    Text - alex hern Follow alexhern Something that's under-discussed about the accusation that "tenants don't know how to change lightbulbs" is that most tenants have been in, or heard of, rentals whose landlords don't let the tenants change their own lightbulbss
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    Text - John B Follow @johnb78 Replying to @alexhern Surely the "separate holding of bonds so the landlord can't just steal them for spurious reasons" laws cover this for post-2006 rentals? Or did the Tories repeal them?
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    Text - alex hern Follow @alexhern Replying to @johnb78 no they just... don't work
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    Text - Stan The Golden Boy @tristandross Follow was in our last contract that all lightbulbs had to be replaced when we moved out - about £40's worth. didn't matter. the landlord had their house repainted the same colour of white day after we moved out, claimed we did it, totted it up at £6k and so kept the whole deposit
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    Text - alex hern Follow @alexhern Also, bluntly: if you've been charged £75 sign a contract, you might not be in the best mood to then pay £7 to buy a lightbulb as a gift for your landlord.
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    Text - Stan The Golden Boy Follow @tristandross that sky news clip (and ensuing reaction) is brilliant because it shows exactly how entitled the landlord class think they are to every means of extortion (raising rents, changing lightbulbs, keeping deposits etc) and how little they understand just how widely reviled they are
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    Text - Stan The Golden Boy Follow @tristandross i want to see rolling news coverage of landlord news presenters splutteringly discover that the general public no longer views being brazenly extorted under threat of homelessness as a legitimate business venture, i want to see them begin to grasp the sheer scale of the revulsion
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    Text - Soledad O'Brien Follow soledadobrien She apologizes to the audience because the evicted young woman-obviously upset- says 'pissed' but doesn't apologize for her stupid and hostile question: 'are you equipped with skills to rent?
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    Text - MAX ThislsMax Follow When you rent and rent out.she clearly has forgotten what it's like to get your first flat . it's expensive and private landlords do need regulation more.. @SkyNews found your host incredibly patronising like a headteacher telling of her student
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    Text - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @forgetcape Follow That sky landlord interview is indicative of a bigger problem. £2000 a month is a lot of money. The idea that "the market" dictates prices and everyone should put up and shut up ignores two main factors
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    Text - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly @forgetcape Follow 2. There is hardly any accountability for renters, especially in the capital. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world and it's lead to a culture of haves and have nots, that is pricing out its key workers and cultural workers.
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