One thing that becomes obvious when looking at the posts made on BHF is how judgmental that lot are. They have something negative to say about people who are old, fat, ill or disabled. They criticise those who live in social housing or even just what they consider to be a “shoebox”, as well as those who claim benefits. They are extremely judgmental against anyone with a criminal conviction, however minor, and keep bringing those up at every opportunity. They have also passed judgment on people for having civil judgments against them (CCJs) and for not doing too well in business.
Has anybody noticed the absurdity of all the above? This is a forum to help people with bailiff issues. Where do bailiff issues arise from? Let’s see… unpaid debts mostly… WHO is more likely to have unpaid debts? Those who are successful in business or have well paid jobs and live in a mansion, or those who are unemployed, sick, disabled and living in social housing or in a “hovel” or “shoebox”, claim benefits and have failed businesses?
The majority of people who need help with a bailiff issue will probably be on a low income or on benefits, unemployed, sick or disabled, living in council housing or owning or renting a small dwelling. Some will have CCJs they can’t afford to repay, others will have unpaid fines. Where do you lot think fines come from? Criminal convictions, of course! The word “criminal” tends to be associated with rapists and murderers, only those people don’t get fined, they are given long custodial sentences. Fines are given for minor offences, some are “criminal” only because they are against the state rather than an individual or company, i.e. unpaid taxes or TV licensing.
Fines are the most worrying of all debts because bailiffs have powers to force entry into residential premises using a locksmith, without having to apply for a separate warrant to force entry. The threat of forced entry will scare many into seeking help from whatever source they can find and it’s little wonder that a lot of BHF posters have unpaid fines. As some of the BHF lot seem to have memory problems, we need to remind them again that fines arise from criminal convictions.
Unpaid taxes of various kinds can also give rise to bailiff involvement, yet the BHF lot have make a big deal about people not having paid some tax or other in time. The last thing anybody wants is to be judged, everyone’s got enough problems as it is, without having to justify or explain. People seeking help with bailiff issues will be put off when they read all the criticism against those who didn’t pay their taxes, got criminal convictions, claim benefits, have CCJs or live in modest accommodation. Hardly a welcoming environment for what is their main target audience.
If they want to make a success of their little operation, whether as a free advice forum or as a business, they need to stop judging and criticising. Can they not see that? If you want to sell Afro hair products, you can’t be racist against black people, if you are in the mobility aids business, you can’t criticise the disabled, if you are selling online English courses, you can’t be xenophobic… get the picture? Or do you lot need it spelling out once more?