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Thursday, 24 April 2014

image for Bath - Debt Capital of the UK A typical resident of the city of Bath

As a group that likes to bring you the most important of issues affecting the UK on a day to day basis, (or whenever we leave the bar long enough to find a lap top and write a story) we're always on the lookout for new cautionary tales.

Debt is something that affects us all from student loans (that we have no intention of paying back) to loan shark cash that will eventually result in us losing our knees we as a country are up to our necks in debt.

But where is the "debt capital" of the UK? Is it Glasgow with money being borrowed to fund a heroin habit? Or is it Hull? With it's city of culture status more and more people borrowing to buy scarf's so that they can become "art".

No in fact the city with the largest debt per person is Bath! And in a effort to find out who pulled the plug on Baths credit rating we headed to the great city to meet some of their residents. We wanted to find the cast iron reason behind Baths financial decline and we did. But we found so much more. Including a half eaten cheese burger on the floor at the bus station. We saved it for later.

First we spoke to Baths premier used car dealer Mr Y Duck about if debt has affected his business.

Piss off!

Not the best start but we ploughed on with our investigation by tracking down Miss B. Sponge who is unemployed. The unemployed sometimes must accrue debts to pay basic household bills. Is this correct in your situation?

I won't talk to the press.

Her front door was slammed in our faces like so many employment opportunities before it.

Finally in a effort to prise a comment out of someone (fucking anyone) we found local politician MP for Bath Luke Warm. So Mr Warm does having such a high level of debt in your constituency help shape policy?

Who the hell are you? What are you doing in my front room? Is that duct tape-

We left Bath with more questions than answers. We're we adequate journalists? Would Melinda ever return our calls? And of course did any of our interviewees even exist? Or we're they all just puns to do with baths because we we're in Bath? I guess we'll never know.

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