Brixton news, rumours and general chat - April 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 31, 2018.

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  1. tripadvisah

    tripadvisah Banned Banned

    'mass migration' is a descriptive term not a politically loaded term. you say as much yourself when you say that it was immediate.

    you appear to be avoiding the question as to whether having an opinion on immigration policy is automaticaly racist and whether policy may or may not have had an impact on how the recent windrush issue has arisen (or maybe I am missing your point). or whether this is something that the working class only have the right to comment on. and working/middle class is not binary.

    anyway, it's late. cheers.
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Yes it is racist.

    I've lived in Brixton for over thirty years. Plenty of community cohesion.

    Thing that is destroying community cohesion is gentrification not immigrants.

    Social services are under pressure due to government enforced "austerity" cuts not due to mass migration of the Polish/ Romanian population who come here. (Who obviously come her to take advantage of "our" over generous welfare state :rolleyes:)
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Mass migration in this context is politally loaded term.

    I've answered your question.

    The reason I talk of working class is that is my experience. I don't mix much with middle class. Not through choice. It's how my life is.
  4. tripadvisah

    tripadvisah Banned Banned

    thanks for clarifying.

    I think you sacrifice a lot of valid issues for discussion in the pursuit of your own personalal narrative. And pretty selective in the points you address. But like you say, that’s your view. you don’t mix much with others so presumably what they think doesn’t matter. fair enough.
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  5. northeast

    northeast Well-Known Member

    Slight topic chmage...any ideas what the film crew is at blues kitchen. 2nd day running and Load of trucks down trinty garden, getting in my way!
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  6. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    I was told it was for ‘Silent Witness’.
  7. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    It's Silent Witness and today is last day of filming.
  8. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Some peeole gathering outside the memorial plaque at the moment, for the 19th anniversary of the nail bomb attack.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
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  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Little rally planned for Friday.

  10. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    i think 'Stand Up To Racism' is basically the SWP, annoyingly.
  11. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I didn't know that, that is annoying. Didn't know SWP ever organised anything themselves - thought they just turned up to everyone elses actions.

    But is SWP involvement enough of a reason to attend this rally in Windrush sq? surely it can't only be attended by SWP and if they are 'hiding' their identity in this way it cant give the misogynistic SWP much credit, can it?

    I still want to attend, unless any windrush generation/desendants advise against it.
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  12. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I don't think I've seen the usual barrage of SWP branded posters at their events though. If I can make it, I'll come along. Don't really care who's organising it - I'm there to support the Windrush generation.
  13. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Many thanks for this reminder – from observation, I am aware of the priorities and interests of most of those who use the forum.

    Notwithstanding that, given that the murdered woman was also a local resident, I think that her murder and humanity should be recorded even if it is not as important as other issues to those here or if others consider it to be a source of amusement or irrelevance to them ...


    (Source: Facebook)

    This is 38-year old Mrs Samantha Clarke, an hotel assistant general manager, who worked at a former coaching inn in Henley, and who was murdered in her Brixton home in Sudburne Road on Sunday 15 April 2018, a few days after celebrating her son Joshua's 14th birthday. She was originally from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

    Last night, police were reported to be interviewing a 24-year-old man who is under arrest, and has been named locally as Jordan Clarke, who is understood to be Mrs Clarke's nephew.



    One of the Late Mrs Clarke's last social media messages.

    May she rest in peace and may the person responsible face justice.
  14. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I'm glad its not forgotten. 1999 seems so long ago.
    The anniversary of the soho Admiral Duncan bombing is on the 30th but I don't think there is anything official to mark it this year. There is a memorial 3 sided bench in St Annes churchyard (entrance on Wardour st) that remembers all 3 bombs and 3 people killed and and all those injured.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
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  15. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

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  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I have been surprised by the lack of comment....especially given how much noise is made when a shop shuts or someone charges a fiver for bread...but a dead woman killed in her home happens without much being said at all....

    ....perhaps people don't care, or have run out of energy to care....I's a shame
  17. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  18. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I certainly care but really don't know what to say past being shocked and saddened. It's an awful thing to happen.
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  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I don't see what there is to say that will help the situation. Or do we all need to confirm that we think murder is wrong?

    What comment do you have?
  20. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    It's because she was killed by her nephew. Her murder wasn't part of the wave of drug/gang knife crime on the streets. So people categorise it as non-threatening.
  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Do we know that for certain?
  22. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    We know that her nephew was arrested and she was murdered at home. People will assume it was a family dispute.
  23. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    its still murder.
  24. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  25. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member


    Detectives investigating the murder of Mrs Samantha Clarke (pictured above) on Sunday 15 April 2018 at Sudbourne Road in Brixton have now charged 21-year old Jordan Clarke, 21 of Sudbourne Road, Brixton, with murder.

    He will appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Thursday 19 April 2018.
  26. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    It's open again!

  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I haven't been in, but to me the layout seems problematic shoplifting-wise.
    They seemed to be greeting customers with freebies yet they had a rack of white sliced bread OUTSIDE labelled up at 95p I believe. Were you supposed to grab a loaf then go in store, or was this a gift to passing pedestrians?
  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I haven't been in yet either but their extra thick sliced bread is bloody great for toast.
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  29. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I guess they calculate the number of loaves stolen (even in Brixton) is outweighed by the increased sales from people being influenced to go inside (and who consequently spend more than the bread delta)

    Or maybe they see themselves as a modern day Jesus, feeding the 5000
  30. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

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