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Gramsci

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But worse in someways due to scale.

I get the feeling Patel must have been pissed off government didn't really use the EU nationals as bargaining chips a couple of years back when some idiot minister - maybe David Davis? Said they were.
Of course the other issue is that Remainers will do everything to oppose Brexit except have Corbyn as caretaker PM for five weeks.

Given the obnoxious right wingers like Patel who are running the show its pathetic that Swinson won't work with Corbyn.
 

BusLanes

Pedestrian
Of course the other issue is that Remainers will do everything to oppose Brexit except have Corbyn as caretaker PM for five weeks.

Given the obnoxious right wingers like Patel who are running the show its pathetic that Swinson won't work with Corbyn.
Right but that's because in part Corbyn's offer was a trap to catch Swinson. If she says no, she gets what she got. If she said yes, then the Tories will spend the next few months saying Vote Lib Dem, Get Corbyn (ala 2015) - which will hurt the Lib Dems in Southern England where all those Conservative - Lib Dem seats are.

It was pretty clever really. It also stopped almost everyone talking about they got another defection in Totnes the night before. So I think the Labour comms team will have been pretty happy.
 

mippy

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£1.1k for a one-bed in South London is cheap now. I'm in Crystal Palace, so not even a victim of the Brixton tax, and that's the going rate where I am. Seems a bit unfair to slag off Caspar.

I noticed the weird perfume/watch shop where Doddle used to be has now been repossessed.
 

twistedAM

Left Of The Dial
£1.1k for a one-bed in South London is cheap now. I'm in Crystal Palace, so not even a victim of the Brixton tax, and that's the going rate where I am. Seems a bit unfair to slag off Caspar.
Well it's not really cheap but certainly a bit of a deal compared to the norm. Seems to be a private rental with the landlord so they're paying anything to a letting agent. Unfortunately there are so many private deals cos agents put the fear into landlords.
 

Gramsci

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Caspar wants to tell everyone about his £1.1k/month flat for some reason

What I Rent: Caspar, £1,100 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Brixton | Metro News
This is a lot for a small flat. Most people I know couldn't afford that.

This isn't criticism of Casper. Its criticism of landlords.

I know someone in South London who is working and still needs benefits to cover rent.

Plus the local housing cap on benefits for rent means she has to top up a percentage of her rent out of own money. Most rents in her area go above the cap.

Its a reason why people end up going to food banks she told me.
 

DJWrongspeed

radio eros
If you want your own space and are prepared to pay a few hundred quid more I don't think that's bad value. It looks quite nice. Obviously compared to a 2 bed flat it's very expensive proportionally and even more so if you wake to crazy rents in London.
 

Gramsci

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Thing is this idea of the market and what's good value aren't abstract ideas outside of human control.

The system has been set up to make sure landlords win.

In Berlin as an example of different way of doing things rents are controlled.
 

CH1

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teuchter

je suis teuchter
I agree - and note that this sort of measure is why the Tory right are so keen on Brexit. After all they wouldn't want rent controls to catch on here would they?
Not sure what it's got to do with Brexit really. It's a city of berlin initiative, not an EU one.
 

David Clapson

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I'm such a mug. I got chatting to one of the chancers in Windrush Square. We had a very friendly conversation for at least half an hour - lots of shared acquaintances and experiences. But I handed over my watch for inspection and had to pay ten quid to get it back. When I started to get a bad feeling about the guy I took care to stay in busy well lit places, otherwise I'm fairly sure he'd have gone after my wallet etc. After 15 years in Brixton this is the closest I've come to being robbed.
 

editor

hiraethified
I'm such a mug. I got chatting to one of the chancers in Windrush Square. We had a very friendly conversation for at least half an hour - lots of shared acquaintances and experiences. But I handed over my watch for inspection and had to pay ten quid to get it back. When I started to get a bad feeling about the guy I took care to stay in busy well lit places, otherwise I'm fairly sure he'd have gone after my wallet etc. After 15 years in Brixton this is the closest I've come to being robbed.
Sorry to hear this. There's nothing wrong with being trusting and at least you only lost a tenner. Maybe some of those shared acquaintances could, err, put him straight?
 

Gramsci

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I agree - and note that this sort of measure is why the Tory right are so keen on Brexit. After all they wouldn't want rent controls to catch on here would they?
I get what you mean.

This isn't an EU measure. Its a German one.

But the whole angle of our new Boris led government is that the EU is backsliding social democratic institution that has been trying to impose its values on poor old plucky Britain.

Boris / Patel and all the other right wingers are going to lead this country to a utopia of the "free market" once UK is unshackled from the "restrictive" practises that unelected EU bereaucrats impose on little England.
 

Gramsci

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Right but that's because in part Corbyn's offer was a trap to catch Swinson. If she says no, she gets what she got. If she said yes, then the Tories will spend the next few months saying Vote Lib Dem, Get Corbyn (ala 2015) - which will hurt the Lib Dems in Southern England where all those Conservative - Lib Dem seats are.

It was pretty clever really. It also stopped almost everyone talking about they got another defection in Totnes the night before. So I think the Labour comms team will have been pretty happy.
Swinson is a Tory clothing herself as an Liberal that is why she won't work with Corbyn sensible suggestion.
 

Tropi

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There seem to have been 3 shooting incidents in or around Morrish Road in the last 2 weeks. I the last one 3 people were shot. Have you heard of anything? I know people in the area and they are very concerned but I can't find this on the Brixton news.
 
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