Brixton news, rumours and general chat - summer 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    Well, that escalated quickly.
     
  2. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    I insist you refer to me now as “a fitness trainer on a short break”
     
  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This is what you said in post 854


    No you don't understand it.
     
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  4. mjd

    mjd Member

    Sorry, perhaps I didn't express myself properly. I meant to say that I understand that changes are happening, and that those changes will make longtime posters feel marginalised. I know that I do not, and cannot ever understand what it feels like for those who are going through it.
     
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  5. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Change is inevitable
     
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    In case anyone is bovvered
     
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  7. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    But not all change is for the better.
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Have you got a remotely intelligent point to make?
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And the change that is happening in Brixton is making life quantifiably worse for a whole lot of people.
     
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Greens increased vote from last election. LDs did poorly considering the amount of effort they put in.

    Still a rock solid Labour ward.
     
  11. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    I thought Brixton was full of tories ?

    Alex
     
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  12. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Do you mean the gentrification of Brixton, taken in isolation, has made life quantifiably worse for a whole lot of people in Brixton.
     
  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think that is very much so. It also would not surprise me if most Labour voters thought they were voting for Corbyn rather than the policies of the ruling clique at Lambeth council.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I know you don't live here, but I thought that was fairly obvious. Do you think the residents of Cressingham Gardens want their estate flattened? Do you think the arch traders wanted to be kicked out or have their rents doubled or even tripled? Did you think that the Guinness Trust residents or those long serving members of the community in Carlton Mansions, Clifton Mansions, Rushcroft Road etc wanted to be turfed out? Do you think traders wanted their rents doubled or even tripled? Do you think Kaff, The Grosvenor and the Canterbury all wanted to close? Do you think residents have welcomed people shouting and pissing in the streets all night?
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That Brixton Mall place is selling some seriously tacky/odd items. e.g.

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  16. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Urgh! That is shit!
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    "Being normal is robing"

    WTF?!
     
  18. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Seriously! How can someone not notice that mistake.
     
  19. 3Zeros

    3Zeros Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure it's deliberate. As in spelling things correctly is "normal" & "boring". It's a terrible idea with even worse execution.
     
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  20. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    It's a really terrible idea. Especially when people don't even realise it's meant to be spelt wrong. That makes it even more shit!
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Weird though that they spelt 'Fuck' correctly as that's the one thing you might understand if they chose to obscure the word.
     
  22. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    safety pins :hmm:....it's one to wear in brewdog
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They like their customers to pogo to the bar to buy their £13 small bottles of beer because they're so fucking punk rock.
     
  24. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Tbf they have nicked some of Malcolm Maclarens business practices.

     
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  25. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Of course not. I think all that is shit. Nobody on here thinks otherwise. In fact if the Canterbury was still open we would still be living in Brixton. But that’s not what I asked though.

    You said gentrification has made Brixton “quantifiably” worse. That means it has been or can be accurately measured. Or quantified. I doubt it has been and I’m not sure it even could be quantified. My post is just asking if you know better. I would be very interested in reading that
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Jesus. Yes of course it can be 'quantifiably' calculated and measured on an individual basis. Because it affects each person differently.
    But you'd know that if you lived here and talked to people who are on the sharp end of gentrification, rent rises, evictions, the growing poverty divide and the rise of exclusive, unaffordable bars and restaurants for all those essential "occasional treats."
     
  27. mjd

    mjd Member

    I think he means that cost of living in Brixton (whether rent, food, drink, socialising...) has increased through gentrification at a greater rate and by a greater amount that would be the case through the course of normal inflation, which is easy for someone to quantify.
     
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  28. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It's the first birthday of Pure Vinyl at the department store tonight.
     
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just saw Guy Garvey from top pop combo Elbow leaving the Prince of Wales.
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just some poor fella get knocked off his motorbike on Brixton Road. Happily he seemed shaken but not injured.
     

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