Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 1, 2017.
Did a lovely old school pub meander: bee hive; queens head; Tulse hill tavern; white hart; railway. Fun, fun, fun. Met lots of interesting people along the way. Didn't play pool brixtonblade but we talked, and talked and talked. I'll save that for another thread!
Cool, sounds like you had a good night
do you know this dog or the owner
female found running free in Myatts Field area ( not by me)
she is staying at present with someone local who works in dog rescue
I am told she is in season.
Favourite pub of the night award goes to Marquis if Lorne. Old school boozer with real people in! Thanks for the recommendation
Not heard of Brown Derby before, thanks for the recommendation, will pop in one day.
Having dates on a pool table.
they give you a little plastic thing to avoid sticky problems.....
I don't agree.
Nothing against Rachel Heywood as such, but I remember when Anna Tapsell was deselected in Larkhall in 1998. She was quite well known active been around for 12 years - a bit like Rachel really.
In the event Anna Tapsell stood as Independent Labour, and got 413 votes.
The three official Labour candidates got 1357 (Craig) 1252 (Bawden) 1112 (McCaulay Green).
Link here (for Rushy) https://londondatastore-upload.s3.amazonaws.com/docs/LBCE_1998-5-7.pdf (result on page 119)
Having categorically failed to back up anything that you have claimed I have posted, or claimed that I have implied - or even claimed that I have thought – you still seem sadly desperate for my attention.
Why so needy, CH1?
I have a grudge against Rachel Heywood for supporting the petrolheads in opposition to the traffic calming scheme in LJ the other year. The trial which wasn't even allowed to run to completion. It seemed the actions of a populist rather than someone interested in standing up for evidence based decision making when that's the right thing, but not the easy thing, to do.
1998 isn't quite the same political atmosphere. Labour - as a party - were riding high locally in '98. The same can't be said for now. They may have a massive majority, but their actions of the last 3 years mean that they've shed support like a duck's arse sheds water. Their majority is based on being the only game in town - no fucker wants to vote Lib-Dem or Tory after their local coalition wiped its bum on the electorate, either. If someone or ones offer an alternative that isn't TUSC-ish, then I think that political circumstances give it a better chance than at any time in the past 30 years.
I think I said before that if Rachel defected to the Greens that would put the cat amongst the pigeons on the council as the Greens would then become a group in their own right and get an admin worker for casework etc.
If she is deselected by Labour and stands as independent she would have to get well over 1000 votes - and take them directly off one of the Labour candidates to knock him/her out of the race.
The last Coldharbour result is here. Rachel topped the poll on 2232, with the two other Labour candidates on 2037, 2014.
The Greens were best placed runners up on 742, 680, 638.
I've no idea if Rachel likes the Greens or if they like her - so this is just my best suggestion based on current Lambeth psephological trends, and council rules.
I'd hope the greens would tell her to naff off for reasons I mentioned above.
She might find it difficult to change policy twice on that issue and retain credibility. But maybe she could come up with some more sensible greening policy suggestions?
This Brixton Splash news was pointed out to me (SLP 3 March)
It has morphed into Brixton Wave apparently and carries the imprimatur of the council apparently. Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere on Urban - but hadn't noticed.
How is the (currently massively underfunded) Bowie memorial "testament to the strength of Brixton"?
I don't think it does - this is just an example of either an interviewee's or journalist's banal hyperbole.
But since you have brought the subject of Bowie to the fore, the mural now officially qualifies as a "shrine" - as Mark Tully points out about 20 minutes into today's edition of "Something Understood" (due on again at 11.30pm on R4)
Shrines, Something Understood - BBC Radio 4
Centred around a visit to his local Sufi shrine in Delhi, Mark Tully considers the apparently increasing popularity of shrines in many cultures.
He talks to journalist and Sufi devotee Sadia Delvi at the holy shrine at Nizamuddin Auliya, which is the mausoleum of India's most famous Sufi saint. The Qawwals sing, offerings are made and food is shared as they discuss the pluralism of worship in such places.
Mark also introduces readings by poets Robert Lowell and Edmund Blunden, and by journalist Jon Lichfiled, along with music from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Matthew Halsall and David Bowie.
I thought that taking it out of hands of Brixton Splash was partly to do with making it a more community based event. That Brixton Splash had got to big. Did I get that wrong?
According to Griffith's Brixton is a Global brand and destination of choice. Sounds more like turning the event into a theme park.
I was also here when Mandela came. I get annoyed at it being called the bad old days. It really wasn't that bad.
The Greens , during the road closures in LJ, sat on there hands and were careful not to say anything. Either to support or oppose the experiment.
I asked one I know about it. Didn't get a clear answer.
The Greens in Lambeth have positioned themselves as the alternative to Labour. So not foregrounding there green issues. They are making housing an issue.
I agree - it was a day of mass joy when Mandela came.
The global brand thing is hype - and the more upmarket gets the weaker the brand IMHO.
In the same SLP that scan came from there is a article about Ros Griffiths chairing a safeguarding conference in Lewisham regarding youths and knife crime. I think she is probably doing more good consciousness raising about that than trying to be some sort of impresario on the streets of Brixton.
One's faith in the story is weakened somewhat by the journalist's failure to get the right constituency name for one of our local MPs.
Hadn't noticed that - what a whopper!
Ah thank you!!
Its such a global brand that a New York Times syndicated article has gone searching for off the beaten track stuff and ran a travel feature on Brixton HILL!!!
'Brixton Wave' sounds ok to me. As long as they have the soundystems without sound restrictions, and we are free to wander around with our shop bought booze then im happy enough
I've really gone off Kate Hoey. She voted with the Tories against the Lord's amendment to gaurentee the right of EU citizens living here to stay.
MPs reject Lords amendment to guarantee rights of EU nationals
My other half is one of them. It's upsetting her that people like her doing low paid necessary jobs are being made not to feel welcome here now.
" Six Labour MPs - Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Kelvin Hopkins, Rob Marris, Graham Stringer and Gisela Stuart – voted with the Government."
Is she standing down at next election? I can't see how she can keep voting like she does and expect to get back in.
Funnily enough the Wikipedia article for Vauxhall constituency has been updated recently to show that George Turner is the Lib Dem candidate for the next election. George Turner is a blogging journalist who is very into campaigning against large regeneration schemes in the north of Lambeth and Southwark, so I guess would be a viable alternative to Hoey who doesn't seem very high profile on this issue, notwithstanding her opposition to the Garden Bridge.
See Vauxhall (UK Parliament constituency) - Wikipedia
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