Just watching "Credit Crunch Britain" on BBC2. Never has my flabber been so gasted! The whole tone of the program is on of pity for those in debt. Even though one 'victim' was a mother on benefits, who repeatedly maxed out her credit card and got the limit extended and only paid off the minimum.... and was amazed when she couldn't afford the minimum repayments. Another spent Â£270,000 on goodies and holidays and found he couldn't afford the repayments. His excuse was they would give him the money so thought he'd spend it. These people would get themselves in trouble without the help of credit cards or banks. Pity? Not for such stupidity.... they deserve everything they get, which as they had both gone to debt councilors, is nothing but minimum repayments and much of the debt written off. Rant over and blood pressure returning to normal and safe levels.