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Gramsci

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Went to the Lambeth for Europe AGM tonight. Pretty productive, good few dozen attendees, cross party too
So what was said?

Being a Remainer myself and being in area that was 80% Remain its easy to see Remain as obvious.

Looking at local Labour party Twitter and its all about People's Vote and why isn't Corbyn going Remain.

LDs and Greens are Remain. I don't have problem with that. They as parties have been clear on that as a position. Its position they have taken as small parties.

The Labour party leadership has a problem as Labour MPs in Leave areas are urging Corbyn not to come out with strong Remain position. Whilst in areas like Lambeth the party is criticising leadership for not being Remain. The Labour party is national party with Cllrs and MPs across the UK.

Whatever one thinks of Corbyn he is in very difficult position.

For those in London its not always easy to see that in other bits of UK Leaving is opinion of Labour voters.

Corbyn warned over 'full Remain' stance

Above article about letter sent to Corbyn by 25 MPs urging him not to back Remain position.

Plus I feel the advocates of People's Vote are dominated by the Right of the party. They are cyncially using Brexit debate as way to try to undermine Corbyn. I don't think they even want to reform the EU. Anything to have a go at Corbyn and what he represents.

Good article by the Greek economist Costas Lapavitsas on why staying in EU would hamper future Left wing Labour government.

He makes good argument that EU is unreformable.

Stay and Reform is my position. But its questionable. So are Lambeth in Europe arguing for radical reform of EU? The so called PIGS were and are being treated badly by EU.

Labour should support leaving the EU – then it can be truly radical in government | Costas Lapavitsas

To add. I'm not having a go here. I feel the Country is totally divided. I don't think there is any way to make the two divides that have grown over last years post referendum to find common ground. This is not simple left right divide.
 
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BusLanes

Pedestrian
AGM was more about future campaigning - for the Summer - whilst we wait to see what national politics ends up as. So a lot more widening of campaigning to reach the whole community, not just the super interested. Also regular campaign trips outside of the borough.
 

ash

Inittogether
Bloody hell. Security outside a pub in the daytime makes for a depressing sight, although at least the pub is doing well.

I miss the garden there (as opposed to the rows of tightly packed tables on concrete).
I agree it was like that the other week, I thought it was due to the Champions League Final but clearly the norm.
The old garden was lovely wasn’t it but I suppose if they weren’t pulling in the punters they would’ve closed by now.
 

editor

hiraethified
I agree it was like that the other week, I thought it was due to the Champions League Final but clearly the norm.
The old garden was lovely wasn’t it but I suppose if they weren’t pulling in the punters they would’ve closed by now.
I like to think there's a middle ground to be found between empty and so rammed you can't even get in!
 
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Gramsci

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Went to see the Before Windrush exhibition in Town Hall today.

Interesting small exhibition of black presence in Lambeth from before Windrush to seventies. Going back to 17c

Plus the photos of Harry Jacobs. A professional photographer. Cameras were expensive years ago so people would have photos done by proessionals like Jacobs. His photos are now important social history.

Exhibition is still on next week.

Jscobs camera

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Cowley Estate was first estate were black people got social housing.

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Photos from 70s of Cowley estate

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ShiftyBagLady

Thinks she is a flower to be looked at
I've got nothing against trendy lighting, that lighting is just shit.
Unless the only thing in the room is an incredibly rare and valuable jewel which is housed behind burglar proof glass etc.
In which case it's unimaginative and is still shit.
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
I've got nothing against trendy lighting, that lighting is just shit.
Unless the only thing in the room is an incredibly rare and valuable jewel which is housed behind burglar proof glass etc.
In which case it's unimaginative and is still shit.
Regret to tell you the balconies are open to the atmosphere, but presumably enable best possible visibiliy of EWS freightliners going past on the adjacent "Atlantic Lines" - buggering up my Freeview day and night.
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Rushy

AKA some / certain posters
That a good or a bad thing? Personally I wish was just a good old fashioned boozer in Brixton with some outside space that was not full of drunk idiots.
Yep. Everywhere is a bloody venue now. Great for big nights and little adventures. But very little for every day socialising. It makes me feel quite protective of the Herne Hill pubs.
 

Laura Noble

New Member
If you are trying to find the 'IN BRIXTON Photographs' 1973 - 1995 by Chris Steele-Perkins, the new Photofusion venue is just through & past the entrance to the Brixton Rec. L A Noble Gallery who are putting on the show have done a YouTube video so it's easy to find.
LAST WEEK!
Open Mon-Sat 10.30 - 17.30
 

cuppa tee

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Disturbing event on Brixton Road by Groveway SW9 bus stop where a parking lot has been sealed off by the feds all day. Among other things this parking lot has been home to a guy who appears to be something of a totter* accumulating all kinds of weird stuff for a matter of years but the situation currently don't look good, there have been officers in the white boiler suits frequently seen on crime dramas such as silent witness in attendance and giving the place a right going over hopefully it is just routine tho' and no one is hurt or worse.

* freelance up cycling entrepreneur in modern parlance.
 

cuppa tee

Well-Known Member
Disturbing event on Brixton Road by Groveway.
Further news via Kate Thompson on the Brixton noticeboard forum...
He lived in a car surrounded by his collection for around three years. Think he had something to do with the caravan that had a foxtons forsake sign smashed though it's window a few years back. So wished I'd got chance to chat with him. Friend just told me the police Thier this morning found dead. Really sad. Hope he didn't suffer. please let me know if you have any info wasn't to commemorate him in some way. Cheers
Man who lived in car in carpark on Brixton Road died today. Anyone know who he was?
 
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editor

hiraethified
I've heard rumours that a well loved Brixton bar/club could well be rent-rised out of existence soon :(
 
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