Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Spring 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

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  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Check out the Cressingham Gardens thread here for some more context. The Tory councillor Briggs who is giving it large on the panel ran/runs a fucking eviction service FFS.
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  3. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    All these walking tours drive me mad. The other day they were completely blocking the pavement and I had to step into the road to get past. To add insult to injury the walk leader proceeded to almost whack me in the face with his umbrella. When I complained he was extremely rude. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
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  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I know the guy who is doing the tour. He is local who is in Workers Liberty. Been involved in many local political issues.

    Workers Liberty are one of the smaller Trotskyite organisations. They are , going against Trotskyite mainstream, against Brexit and support a second referendum. Interesting bunch.

    Home | Workers' Liberty

    Don't agree with AWL on everything but it will be an interesting walk.
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  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I agree, but at least this one has some actual connection to Brixton rather than being one of the many cash in tours for tourists.
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    He's also, along with Scott Ainslie, spent the last 5 yrs calling in cabinet decisions on "regen".

    Just some more context for you.

    Oh, and it's not an "eviction service", it's a business that represents landlords AND tenants. You know my politics, and you know I don't support Tories, but I do support getting your facts right. Not least because you've just repeated the line Matthew Bennett used, and had to apologise for.
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  8. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

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  9. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I don't know what I find more offensive, the pavement-blocking, or the fact that we've become the latest destination for flaneurs.
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  10. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    They also have a fair few members who've joined Momentum.
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So this isn't true?

    Tory Councillor Who Helps Landlords Evict Tenants Is Under Investigation
    Revealed: Tory runs 'eviction specialist' firm in borough with 1,800 homeless
  12. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    It's selective.

    You think I didn't check Briggs out back when he first got involved about regen, or again when Bennett spewed his accusations out? I did, and so did a legally-qualified Central Hill resident. We're quite careful who we allow to help us.
    Some points are true, but other issues get ignored because they don't fit the narrative. It's also worth reading the website referred to in full, not just the bits the Mirror refer to.
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Having a local councillor in a business that boasts about its abilities to get people evicted really doesn't sit well with me, regardless of their political allegiances. How many people have ended up in the street because of his company? - Tenant Eviction Services
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  17. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    He’s a bloody Tory, who has no natural empathy for social housing tenants. He is simply looking for opportunities to attack the labour council which is what Tory politicians do. Anyone who believes a Tory led Lambeth would be better than the council we have at the moment for all its new labour short comings is deluded. Have a look at the targeted cuts Tory councils have made in boroughs they control compared to what we have suffered in Lambeth. The man is Tory scum, comfortable owning a company that helps evict vulnerable residents. It devalues a worthy campaign to give succour to a man who’s party gave us austerity.
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  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh, great

  19. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Soliquidas sounds like a dose of diarrhoea.
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Music at the Elm Park Tavern

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  22. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Not sure it could be done that much cheaper. It’s a recreational paid experience, and you get a full meal out of it. It seems very reasonable considering what is included and the typical market rates for such experiences usually are. In fact, it could well be that the fact it is hosted at The Brixton Pound is one of the main reasons why it is so much less than many other similar experiences held elsewhere.
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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    There was a time in London, when I first came here, when migrants with limited English coud just rent a place and run a cafe.

    After all that was happened in Brixton Station Road. Before NR realised that they could coin it "refurbishing" the arches and charging more rent.

    Back when I first came to London it was also much easier for migrants to get right to stay here and work.

    This charitable venture is all very well but the fact that its necessary now is a criticism of how things are in London now.
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  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This seems cheap to you given that it's taking place in a lovely but rather basic cafe? Nearly £40 for two and a half hours?

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  25. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    I’d be keen to know how whomever is important (or pompous) enough to decide what is and isn’t affordable decides on what is a fair price for an experience. An experience that may or may not be exciting and/or nourishing to them and what monetary value they place on it.

    That’s probably a better use of this forum than sniping about individual events.

    There was a free Tai Chi event at Pop posted the other day but didn’t get so much as a mention. I would have thought that ‘good’ events might get picked up, but only the ‘bad’ events seem to get publicised.

    What a crazy world etc.
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  26. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    The experience is not about the venue but about learning valuable cooking tips and techniques. Courses of most kinds, in particular those requiring manual work and specific equipment usually take place in any practical space available, and the glamour of the venue or lack thereof is completely irrelevant.

    You are perhaps looking at it from the point of view of the subsequent meal not being in elegant enough surroundings, but the meal is not the main draw of the activity. And indeed one could say that by holding it at the Brixton Pound Cafe instead of in an upmarket restaurant the experience prices will certainly be significantly cheaper than would otherwise have been, making them more accessible to more people. Whichever angle I look at it from I can only see positives.
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  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    If you can afford it, of course, and whether you can see it or not, that kind of pricing automatically excludes a very large chunk of the local population.
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  28. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Everything that is for sale in every single shop of any kind will always exclude a chunk of the population. In any case, I myself do not have any statistics or data at hand to be able to state that 'a very large chunk' of the local population cannot afford to spend £40 on a one-off treat or experience, or as a birthday gift to a loved one. Perhaps you do.
  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Ah, we're back to the tried and trusted 'occasional treat' line.

    And do you really want me to post up the easily found research about how ''well off' the area is?
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  30. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It's a social enterprise supporting migrants through skills training. This looks like one of the ways they raise funds to deliver their work.

    If it was run at cost then there'd be no surplus to reinvest in doing more charitable work.
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