Brixton Pound launching Thursday 17th September!

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by jryancol, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I want some because I kind of collect money and I find the notes/coins interesting, but that's about as far as my interest goes.

    Fuck off to the Reigate forum, Dan U.

    And fuck off entirely, Sky & Murdoch.
     
  2. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I demand a Reigate forum.
     
  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Fuck off to the Kennington forum Onket :D

    i've got loads of random notes and coins here, when i sort my change bowl you can have the ones that aren't legal tender.
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox



    I'll give him a few ringgits, dirham and lira to fuck off ;)
     
  5. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

  7. Sesquipedalian

    Sesquipedalian Banned Banned

    I almost made it on to Sky News :(
     
  8. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

    Didn't read the others tbh.
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Almost?
     
  10. Sesquipedalian

    Sesquipedalian Banned Banned

    My comments where in between those posts that where quoted.

    But that's close enough for me :D
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    ah, poor you :(:D
     
  12. Jonti

    Jonti what the dormouse said

    You'll make even more news if you go for Sky over that copyright violation they did on your words ;)

    Though perhaps not on Sky :hmm:
     
  13. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    A comment from the skynews site

    Can't help but agree. There's a risk of brixton getting a bit of a siege mentality. I'm sure everyone who lives here has had to defend the place when you're asked where you live. So that mentality possibly already exists - not sure this will help.

    Still. We'll see. The guardian journo lives in herne hill, i see him in the park all the time. I wonder if he'll be able to use his pounds there? He's probably reading this, so out yaself leo... :p
     
  14. wurlycurly

    wurlycurly diss member

    This is just thinly-disguised protectionism for christ's sake. A bit like Obama trying to bar the import of Chinese tyres this week; hideously narrow-minded and backward-looking. Businesses outwith the Brixton pound catchment area are also struggling and will naturally be disatvantaged. A Buy British campaign in micro-form. Pants.
     
  15. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    you miserable bastards! it's really disappointing to see people queueing up to knock the Brixton pound when it hasnt even been launched yet! It reminds me of people moaning about their lot without actually getting off their arses to do anything about it.

    protectionism? Bollox. Siege mentality? bollox! This is about doing our best to protect the local economy. It's a fairly poor area round here as you probably would have noticed and the point of this is to try and ensure that some of the WEALTH we create right here in Brixton, stays right here in Brixton, instead of fattening the pockets of some tesco shareholder who lives in a tax haven in the Channel Islands.

    Ok, so some people like Kanda and myself might already spend most of their money in Brixton, but if that's the case then the B£ is essentially no different from real cash. So there's no reason not to use it. The real benefit comes from persuading people who don't shop so much in Brixton to use the new currency and check out some of the wicked local food and shops.

    call it protectionism if you like, but we already live with a protectionism that is massively weighted in favour of the big supermarkets and chain stores. They do nothing for our community. They might provide jobs, but they provide less jobs than the businesses they replaced - and they take the money and wealth we create and give it to people who are already loaded. Hasn't anyone learnt anything from the recession?

    Unless people are prepared to look after their local community, soon we wont have much left. Brixton will become yet another clone town high street and we might as well live in some fcuking bland town in surrey.

    Using the Brixton pound is no hassle to you, costs nothing, and has a good local benefit. And above all it will be FUN! There's no reason not to use it (apart from apathy and sheet bloody mindednesse) So get involved and tell your mates to get involved. :) :)

    ps - and yes, I will be persauding my local purveyor of "outside KFC type goods" to take the B£ too!
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    We'll have our own border soon, you wait and see

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Isn't it near enough already like that?

    I've no problem with the B£ myself.
     
  18. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    This is the internet!! :D

    How do I get the notes then? :)
     
  19. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    I think the whole concept misses the point of why brixton's so fucking cool - ie, its openness. But I'll be happy to be proven wrong.
     
  20. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Well you're right, it's been going that way for 10 years at least, but we still have a unique market and lots of decent independent shops. But the proposed redevelopment of the granville arcade will be another step in that direction....
     
  21. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    How is the Market unique?
     
  22. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    Snails. Big ones.

    By the way, I can guarantee that the pizza place that always has a massive queue of claphamite folk in the market will be first on the list to accept these notes. There's an indicator.
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    I can picture lots of little twee coffee shops but I'm not sure GA has the poseurability factor being hidden away as it is :D
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    I thought those giant snails were illegal? :hmm:
     
  25. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    The market's still the largest afro caribbean market in Brixton, I don't know anywhere that still boasts such a wide collection of yams, edos and dasheens, let alone one with such a strong latin american presence ... and it's got 2 Guyanese eateries in as well. I've never found casareep or wirries anywhere else. That's unique enough in my book

    Sadly I'm not convinced that I'll be able to spend my Brixton pounds freely in the market. Anyone know the take up of the traders?
     
  26. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

    What's going to stop Tesco from accepting them?
     
  27. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    how many other Afro-Caribbean markets are there in Brixton then? :hmm:
     
  28. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Bugger. I've given Minnie a chance to lord it up.

    I mean Europe.

    :mad:
     
  29. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    According to the guardian article about 0%
     
  30. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    :D

    Please don't do it again.
     

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