Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 21, 2018.
Well, that escalated quickly.
I insist you refer to me now as “a fitness trainer on a short break”
This is what you said in post 854
No you don't understand it.
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.
Change is inevitable
In case anyone is bovvered
But not all change is for the better.
Have you got a remotely intelligent point to make?
And the change that is happening in Brixton is making life quantifiably worse for a whole lot of people.
Greens increased vote from last election. LDs did poorly considering the amount of effort they put in.
Still a rock solid Labour ward.
I thought Brixton was full of tories ?
Do you mean the gentrification of Brixton, taken in isolation, has made life quantifiably worse for a whole lot of people in Brixton.
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.
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?
That Brixton Mall place is selling some seriously tacky/odd items. e.g.
Urgh! That is shit!
"Being normal is robing"
Seriously! How can someone not notice that mistake.
Pretty sure it's deliberate. As in spelling things correctly is "normal" & "boring". It's a terrible idea with even worse execution.
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!
Weird though that they spelt 'Fuck' correctly as that's the one thing you might understand if they chose to obscure the word.
safety pins ....it's one to wear in brewdog
They like their customers to pogo to the bar to buy their £13 small bottles of beer because they're so fucking punk rock.
Tbf they have nicked some of Malcolm Maclarens business practices.
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
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."
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.
It's the first birthday of Pure Vinyl at the department store tonight.
Just saw Guy Garvey from top pop combo Elbow leaving the Prince of Wales.
Just some poor fella get knocked off his motorbike on Brixton Road. Happily he seemed shaken but not injured.
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