Celebrate Thatcher's death party, tonight, Windrush Square

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by TopCat, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    I hope Saturday, if it happens, WILL be more of a demonstration. I don't feel all that celebratory when there's so much horrible shit happening now. It's not just bedroom tax, it's all the other vicious welfare reforms that are coming through the pipeline this year and all the other self serving crap this bunch of millionaires are pulling. I really don't think people have taken on board the scale of it all. I enjoyed the party, but the only point is to remind ourselves and everyone else that the fight goes on. The death of one person is irrelevant in the big scheme of things.
     
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  2. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    So Chuka Umunna is doing that really tacky political thing of making up something so he can then be seen to be roundly condemning it.

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    So where and when did the organisers of the Windrush party claim to be representing anything other than themselves?

    Chuka Umunna: tough on made up stories, tough on the causes of made up stories.

    :facepalm:
     
  3. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    I know those people and I enjoyed some of their drink! :D
     
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Note his 'our' whilst moaning about people claiming to speak for others.
     
  5. meurig

    meurig Agent Raconteur

    I thought it was like the royal "we".
     
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  6. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Put them all in a thread so we can all have a laugh :D
     
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  7. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    Yep there were a few twats there last night. idumea and I did a round up of some of the cans and bottles in the square. A group of lads told me to stop because i was taking a council workers job *facepalm*
     
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Revellers being reported as protesters in the DM
     
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  9. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    Should have burned the Ritzy down to keep the firemen in pay.
     
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  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Probably the type who litter as well to give street cleaners a job :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I blame Thatcher!
     
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  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Tell him loads of party-goers came from Hoxton (well, at least 4 of them)
     
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  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Who gave him the right to determine what represents who and when?

    I blame Thatcher!
     
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  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    You should change your tagline ;)
     
  15. idumea

    idumea no war but the bass war R.I.P.

    I had forgotten that. :D
     
  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    There was one great exchange between a copper and a lively reveller/protester late on. The copper was telling people to go home and actually used the phrase 'we should be out catching real criminals' much to my amusement :D
     
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  17. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  18. simonSW2

    simonSW2 Well-Known Member

    I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate my Brixton comrades for forcing the Evening Standard to share half their front page with us today.

    I was anticipating a full page Thatcher fawn fest, but last nights event has forced the Standard to lead with 'A City Divided' as their angle.

    I'm proud to live in a place that still has the ability and energy to dissent. I hope Saturday shows we are ahead of the trend, rather than a lone voice.
     
  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Tessa Jowell has called last night's events vandalism

    Was The Ritzy damaged then or were the letters just rearranged? It is vandalism if there's no damage? :hmm:
     
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  20. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    As a community leader he was making the statement that the three hundredish revellers who got a huge amount of publicity for their celebration of the death of Thatcher do not speak for Brixton. That might be stating the bloody obvious but it is not really the same as making things up.
     
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  21. simonSW2

    simonSW2 Well-Known Member

    Tessa, Chuka, and Steve Reed all following Labour whip. They can't step out of line, not that any of them would anyway. They are very much on the New Blue Labour side of things. They don't have to say anything of course, which would be better all round.

    I see Labour MP for Blythe Ronnie Campbell (an ex-miner) has said he has better things to do for his constituents than attend Commons to listen to endless platitudes to Maggie.
     
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  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I was down Brixton earlier looking for a Standard and there were none :(
     
  23. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    A community leader - for Streatham.
     
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  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He most certainly is making up that the party-goers/organisers claimed to speak for the whole of brixton.
     
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  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Chuka's probably just trying to redeem himself after his comments about trash and c-list celebrities came to light courtesy of a couple of shit newspapers
     
  26. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I'm not exactly sure where the exact boundary lies but I'm in his constituency and I live less than 100yds from Windrush Square.
     
  27. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    I'm still hungover. Left work at 11.30am today as I couldn't be arsed.
     
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  28. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Who does 'speak for Brixton'? Not him for starters.
    And did the event claim to represent Brixton in any way at all? No, it did not.
     
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  29. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Parts of Brixton are in his constituency, but even so most of it is Streatham, Tulse Hill, Clapham and Balham. Besides he got ~20000 votes from an electorate of nearly 80000. So no, he doesn't speak for Brixton.
     
  30. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Lots of Police in Brixton this evening. Also they were doing ANPR by St Matthews for a fair while this afternoon.
     

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