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Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What annoys me is Lambeth council refuse idea that they are institutionally racist. Travers after rubbishing the Guardian article has only changed tack to say racism exists in Council. Which isn't saying its institutionally racist. Senior Cllrs like Hopkins say the same.

    When Greens try to have emergency motion on racism in Council the New Labour leadership make sure it doesn't happen.

    Yet when it comes to Anti semitism the New Labour Council are falling over themselves to do something about that.

    They are using anti semitism cynically to have a go at Corbyn and his supporters. Yet institutional racism in Lambeth council , an issue for a number of years, isn't dealt with. New Labour have been running the Council for years. Plenty of time to deal with racism in the Council.
     
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  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Lambeth admit they didn't follow planning guidelines when works were done on the Macintosh estate for older people. Which is listed building. They ignored the listed status when doing renovations.



    What made me laugh was the wankers who run the Council managed to put in new heating radiator that meant the kitchen drawer could not be opened.
    :facepalm:

    Its not funny for the guy who has to live in flat. But to see it on film. Well. Its laughable.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a nice video that has set the internet alight with 40 views in nine days.

     
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  4. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Andy Credibility Wilson is not the box office draw he once was :(
     
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Following on from editor post I got this email yesterday.
    What gets me is that when group of residents do a lot of unpaid work to keep a community service going, the Grove Adventure playground in Loughborough Junction, the Council reaction is if not hostility a less than helpful attitude. If it had not been for the perseverance of volunteers in face of council officer intransigence Grove APG would not be open.
     
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  6. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Just realised my new ward is Tulse Hill not Brixton Hill and I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing
     
  7. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    I'm sure ViolentPanda will be able to advise :D
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

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  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    From FB.
     
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  14. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    perhaps your best post to date :cool:
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i see the lovely bennett has excised his home address from his register of interests entry, as sensitive information (so sensitive it appears on the statement of persons nominated for gipsy hill ward at the last council elections, available on the lambeth website!)

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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  18. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Can't see your point there. The electoral system is a party based system (at present).
    There is one agent for the three Labour candidates.

    Are you suggesting they are being lazy because they didn''t get 36 people people to sign - 12 for each candidate?

    I defy you to find a situation in any Lambeth ward election since World War II where the three party candidates for each party had 36 separate nominators!
     
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    traditionally there are ten nominators, never seen this 12 of which you talk. i am saying it's cosy because they all have the same in the same order.
     
  20. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    I'm sure they see it as a tiresome ticket box exercise for which they line up appropriate people to sign off forms with little or no thought of the views of anyone being bothered to look back at the records.
     
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  21. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    So far as I can tell most agents/wards will try and do the same list for all 3 and probably do a couple of copies because mistakes will be made. Some candidates/parties like to do it individually, if the candidate has a strong local presence, but it takes time to do that.
     
  22. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Yes, but you're expecting him to think beyond the immediate there, whereas Twitter Boy (as he's known in these parts) isn't exactly a thinker, despite being Oxbridge. That's how we were able to hold a Punch and Judy outside his property - we looked beyond the register, and at the electoral paperwork. ;)
     
  23. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    What's amusing about the Labour assentors is that usually prospective councillors are supported by the local branch executive. Only one name there is an officer of Gipsy Hill branch.

    Mind you, given that the Branch Secretary is one Edward Knight, aka "Red Ted" Knight, one can understand why these thrusting young(ish) Neo-Blairites wouldn't want the names of any damned lefties on their papers!
     
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  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    You say despite Oxbridge, I wonder if he did land economy, the degree for stupid rich people
     
  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Eng Lit, I believe.

    I upset him back in 2015, when he asked how I had come by some information about demography (I was explaining to him what it meant - i.e. not what he assumed it meant - I told him that I had two MScs. He couldn't believe that someone with a thick south London accent could have better academic credentials than himself. I explained that even though I lived on a council estate, and had lived on them most of my life, it didn't preclude me from learning about subjects I'm interested in, or obtaining qualifications.
    Later, in 2016, he signed up to do an MA at Birkbeck, in "Housing", I believe. I know someone there, who was able to feed back to me some comments on his work. "Humdrum" was one of the nicer comments. :D
     
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  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    What are your mscs in?
     
  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Criminology and Forensic Psychology. Social, not "hard" science. :)
     
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  28. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Apols for the late reply. Sadly, Tulse Hill ward has a duo of greasy pole-climbers (Cllrs Atkins and Cameron), and an unknown quantity (Cllr Kind). They're not critical, they won't push resident concerns unless they coincide with their own, and the first two are past masters at stealing credit for the work of others. I wouldn't piss on either of them if they were on fire. The number of times I've had friends who live in the ward say to me "...but they promised they'd get my (insert problem caused by neglect by the council here) fixed 6 months ago!".
     
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  29. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Sounds a bit like Ferndale then!
     
  30. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    Sometimes at Lambeth it's difficult to not think the important characteristic of a councillor is their demonstration of devotion to Lib Jong Peck
     

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