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Tescos open in Stokes Croft. Bristol. Squatters evicted, riot police called in

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by big eejit, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    He told me 3 weeks ago that the police wouldn't dare arrest him - such would be the popular anger. Weird how trhat lot have changed from moaning about their statues being torn down and used as bricks to attack the police with to being the face of the riot. Recuperation in living colour.
  2. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Tesco was already using two different security companies at the Cheltenham Road site, which has been under 24 hour security occupation for many, many months - IIRC 'protest specialists' from Shergroup - plus another firm for static guards on the door during trading hours. Other Express & Metro stores use static guards as a matter of routine (eg the Marlborough Street one by the bus station).
  3. teccuk

    teccuk fire kills children

  4. chazegee

    chazegee Number two.

    Fuck me, Stokes was brilliant this weekend.
  5. chazegee

    chazegee Number two.

    Apart from getting in a cat food fight with my "mate" :mad:
  6. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Did they give you a free banana or something?
  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  8. BlackArab

    BlackArab Aging B-Boy

    Yep and the one the week before. Lots of people showboating for the media unfortunately. A Tescos bigwig was there and was available to discuss things afterwards with people which seemed brave at first but everyone was pretty calm. Apparently some of the antis are planning their own food co-op now within the area. What impact this will have on existing independant local traders wasn't mentioned however...
  9. big eejit

    big eejit Just a poor bastard

    More Chris Chalkley focused national media stuff on Stokes Croft:

    "The PRSC is the brainchild of Chalkley and, unsurprisingly, a large part of his strategy involves making and selling china designed by local artists. "It's like Royal Doulton on acid," he says, showing me round his warehouse."

    Surely no-one says anything's like something else 'on acid' any more?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/26/stokes-croft-protest-tesco-rioting
  10. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    I hope the Guardian's charging him for these advertising puff pieces
  11. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Seems like I am not the only person he has pissed off with this. I didn't even realise it was his van until a few weeks ago. I had been considering reporting it to the council.

    Maybe he is doing a lot of good stuff, but he is turning Stokes Croft into the sort of place I hate - a drippy hippy middle class enclave.
  12. big eejit

    big eejit Just a poor bastard

  13. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Independent shops are great, if you live near some good ones (like Gloucester Road, say). But if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with one overpriced corner shop, a supermarket would be a godsend. In my dad's village all they have is a Co-op and their prices are 20-30% higher than Tesco or Asda. The result is that everyone with a car just drives up to Cribbs Causeway to do their shopping, and those without cars just have to lump it.
  14. big eejit

    big eejit Just a poor bastard

    To be fair they probably have higher costs than Tescos etc and can't get their produce at the screwed into the ground prices that Tescos do.

    Having said that, when I'm in charge every village will have a state shop selling basic produce at a fair fixed price. And any profiteers will be taken out and shot.
  15. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Katy Bauer, curator of the Stokes Croft museum, who lives in Clifton and sells teapots that cost £60.
  16. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    Stop quoting these people Geri, you're making me want to kill :mad:
  17. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    These are your new overlords.
  18. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    *readies flame thrower*

    they'll never take me alive!
  19. teccuk

    teccuk fire kills children

    Seriously?
  20. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

  21. embree

    embree Well-Known Member

    Mental innit
  22. teccuk

    teccuk fire kills children

    Hah! Well got to make a living somehow.
  23. BlackArab

    BlackArab Aging B-Boy

    It might help independent shops if some of them opened later. btw Co-op's seem to be more expensive everywhere. I know a few staff members who won't shop their even with staff discounts.
  24. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    £2 for a packet of chorizo in Co-op, compared to £1.20 in Tesco - big difference!
  25. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

  26. big eejit

    big eejit Just a poor bastard

    Or you could go to Murray's for freshly sliced stuff and pay for as much as you need. And pay less than at Tescos.

    Is this a new record for the longest pause in a discussion about the price of chorizo?
  27. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    What/where is Murrays?
  28. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    It's the really good butcher up the glos rd, although tbf I've always found their deli stuff much more expensive that the co-op a few doors down. Their bacon's the best in Bristol tho, fwiw.
  29. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Dave Giles is better (and cheaper).
  30. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Yep, apart from the bacon.

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