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Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Equally you could have started smoking again after a 40 year break or stocked up on lardy products : )
     
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  2. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    it does sound a bit off putting. Could be very upsetting to the newly berieved. I don't think they have thought this marketing stategy through.

    Do you think they played it as they thought you looked a bit unwell?
     
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  3. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    :mad: could be, i'm on the lemsip today .
     
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  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    hope you didn't buy it at the co-op
     
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  5. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    In Coop today. PA system was on giving shopping advice. They have been trying to get people to join the Coop. I think the new PA system is part of this. Doesn't do it for me.
     
  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The reduced-price aka "orange sticker" section of the coop has been underwhelming recently and frankly often no more than an insult to the people of LJ with its reductions so meagre that it is barely worth crouching on the floor to peer in there any more. Along with the lingering remnants of the Cheese Disaster my loyalties as a member are being tested to the limit.
     
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  8. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    IMG_4311.JPG This has appeared on the brand new block on Flaxman Road, a day or two after the All Sold sign. Anyone know who Simon Champman was?
     
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  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I wonder could it be the Australian anti-smoking campaigner who wants prisoners to have the right to smoke outside (their prisons presumably)?

    Actually I'm getting a bit worried that the old Brixton/LJ rebellious spirit is flagging.
    Look at these revolutionary activists from A.N.A.L. [Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians] demonstrating on the portico of a Grade II listed building in Eaton Square - one of several belonging to an absentee Russian oligarch.
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    What is needed is a local group to suss out these new builds - especially where they are being flogged as investments to foreign owners who might never come here.
     
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The Coop shops have been trying to get back to there roots with the new rebranding. Decent ethical shopping like in the old days. Pre Thatcherite decent working class shoppers.

    The move to emulate the City didn't work.


    Pictured: Church reverend with crisps on his nipples during 4-day ketamine binge

    :eek::thumbs:

    Co-op Bank up for sale . As CH1 told me would happen.

    Kind of like it if Co-op got rid of its new clean image and became Drugs R Us. Much more fun. :cool: More Trainspotting than Coronation Street.
     
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Might be good if Co-op Bank merged with TSB. That would give us a non speculating bank for personal customers.

    Another possible alternative might be One Savings Bank (Kent Reliance) though that is a building society which has turned commercial in niche markets like buy-to-let.

    Although not a fan of Labour's financial policies as such, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling did get it right as regards saving banks in 2008.
    Halifax is still going strong and RBS is still going - though making losses for the taxpayers.

    I am not yet convinced that Philip Hammond particularly cares about banks like the Co-op or TSB which serve people not profit.

    I can't speak to Rev Paul Flowers public degradation - though it is unlikely that he has contributed to the current problems at Co-op Bank. IMHO the main issue is that the ECB and Bank of England are applying a reserve rule across the board which in the case of the Co-op is unnecessarily cautious. But if they relaxed the rule for the Co-op all the other banks would want the reserve rules to be relaxed for them.
     
  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member


    On a more serious note its tragic that an organisation that at least tries to put people before profit maximisation fails. Small scale charitable efforts like credit unions may work. But trying to compete with the big boys doesn't work. My more Marxist acquaintances would say this is inevitable.

    Looked up the Spanish Co-op Mondragon at it's struggling. In a globalised Capitalist Spain.

    Bankruptcy of Mondragon company demonstrates limits of cooperation under capitalism
     
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Put this on the LJ Masterplan thread as well. LJAGGroveAPGA5-page-0.jpg
     
  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Btw the new housing the Council go on about in leaflet will be private sale at market prices. So not for average Joe.
     
  15. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I agree It's rubbish - they just knock off a few pence.

    The chill cabinets empty today as its broken down.
     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I do persevere with the Co-op as I'm a member and it's what I grew up with. But they do test my patience. At the Co-op by Traflagar sq this morning. No hot pies and hardly any pastries. Told them it's not good enough. Should have stopped by at Lidl in Stockwell in morning instead. And they are cheaper.

    Did splash out on Coops £3 pizza today. It was good. So they get some things right. (Usually get Iceland pizzas. Which are ok and very cheap).
     
  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Bridge works apparently start this week.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    It has. It's started. Sections of the bridge are closed whilst it's being painted. Even without the orange coathing, the undercoat looks so much better already.
     
  20. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I love our Cambria bridge. They seem to add things from time to time too.
     
  21. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Anyone going to be using the new animal hospital opening on 10th April? Website says it's Camberwell. But It's Loughborough Junction to me.
    TLAH | The London Animal Hospital
     
  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Hopefully people will be going along to protest this latest indicator of gentrification.
     
  23. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I noticed Pulled Ham Hock in the co-op today, it was basically ripped up wafer thin slices.
     
  24. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Is it a vet clinic or more?
     
  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Not sure - but isn't that the Kid's Company premises?

    I'm not a pet owner - but surely this is just a very "well packaged" veterinary surgery?
    Buy your pet insurance and get all the treatment under one roof.
    Like Dr Finlay's casebook for pets if anyone remembers that.
     
  26. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    My mother was a huge fan of Dr Finlay. But she was Scottish.
     
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  27. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Well just a glorified clinic really I'm guessing. Says it's 24/7, 365 days a year. So may be handy if you have a desperate emergency I suppose.
     
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  28. Johnlj123

    Johnlj123 Active Member

    Has anyone any idea where the wonderful David Greig shop sign has gone? I'm sure it was around just a few days ago.
     
  29. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    All depends on the price of out of normal hours treatment, our cat had to spend the night in the emergency clinic in streatham and it cost over five hundred quid
     
  30. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    That's why I put desperate emergency. Bloody vets bills are horrendous. So glad I have the Blue Cross to go to. My cat took ill at about 8pm. Was told to take him straight there when I called the out of hours number.
     
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