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Yasmin, Honeybuns?

Do you own a property?
I live in the first property I bought: a four-bedroom flat in a Victorian house with a massive garden in Ealing, west London, which I got with my first husband for £28,000 in 1978. Staying there has been the wisest economic decision of my life, because I’ve never had to take out a huge mortgage. My second husband and I have added a studio flat and refurbished the kitchen. Ten years ago it was valued at £700,000 so it’s probably worth considerably more now. Sadly, the council has gone mad and is building these horrible blocks of flats everywhere. I know there’s a need for flats, but these aren’t going to those who need them, but to foreign owners.

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The last thing I want in life is to be rich. I believe in living a “good enough” life — having enough to live comfortably. I don’t want a bigger house or a bigger car. My car is a second-hand Nissan Micra which cost £6,000 and suits me fine. I have extremely rich relatives and I know the misery that money causes in families: the fights, the favoured ones, the unfavoured ones. It’s a miserable thing to be that rich.

You’re in the top 1% of the world by wealth. No, really, you are. You’re rich Honeybuns, you’re rich.

15 thoughts on “Yasmin, Honeybuns?”

  1. Is pretending to be poor a thing now, among the Yasmin Alibaba-Brown set?

    Nevermind I just remembered I don’t care.

  2. “I have extremely rich relatives and I know the misery that money causes in families: the fights, the favoured ones, the unfavoured ones. ”

    Thats not money, thats just fucked up families for you. If it wasn’t the money they’d be at each other’s throats over Gran’s best china tea service, or Mum said I could have her jewellery when she died.

  3. Peter – especially since the mad old cow is now Alf Garnetting about immigration:

    Sadly, the council has gone mad and is building these horrible blocks of flats everywhere. I know there’s a need for flats, but these aren’t going to those who need them, but to foreign owners.

    Yes, it’s the “foreign owners” Yasmin doesn’t want to live next to. Sure.

  4. “Sadly, the council has gone mad and is building these horrible blocks of flats everywhere. I know there’s a need for flats, but these aren’t going to those who need them, but to foreign owners.”

    How dreadful. Foreigners owning houses here. Of course, if someone was complaining about Pakistanis coming over here, taking all the housing, she’d be first in line to call them racists, but it’s OK to complain about white Russians doing it.

  5. “but it’s OK to complain about white Russians doing it.”

    Or indeed Chinese people, or wealthy brown people from anywhere. In her diseased mind giving a free flat to some ‘brain surgeon’ straight off the dinghy is fine, but an identical person rocking up here with actual money to spend on buying a house is to be decried.

  6. Yeah these fvcking foreign owners. What a colonialist, cvntish, r@cist, b!tch.

    Born: 10 December 1949 (age 73 years), Kampala, Uganda

  7. Idi Amin was unenthusiastic about foreigners in his country and ironically ended up being a foreigner in somebody else’s whereas Yasmin was born a foreigner, remains a foreigner and lives in an area apparently spoilt by foreigners.

  8. I don’t want a bigger house
    I have added a studio flat

    How can these be compatible claims on reality?

    I don’t want a bigger car – but I bet when choosing transport bigger or smaller than a Micra that she uses bigger – taxis, trains, airplanes; rather than smaller – ebikes, pedalling, walking.

  9. It’s better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable. But it’s even better to be rich and happy.

    As somebody, probably the writer Beatrice Kaufman, said: “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. And, believe me, rich is better.”

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