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Gramsci

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So you neither confirm nor deny the allegations that you have alleged the possibility of an untruth.

Everything's clear for the future historians :thumbs:
I have been straightforward and clear. Asked a straightforward question and you are trying to make something of it that isn't there.
 

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hiraethified
This thread does a rather good job of revealing who actually wants to talk about important Brixton matters and who is more interested in dragging it down into petty personal rubbish, making no on-topic posts over several pages. If it continues, the 'ban from thread' option will be employed. If anyone wants to discuss this policy, kindly take it to the feedback forum as any further disruption in this thread will not be tolerated, and off-topic posts removed.
 

SpamMisery

Pretty comfortable here right under your skin
Near Mint Record Fair 15th December

1200-1600



A day of records, DJ's, music food and drinks. A mixture of dealers, labels, indies for all types of collectors to indulge.

A little more than the standard fair, with live streaming and DJ’s playing all genres all day with an after-party set to roll until midnight.
 

T & P

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No different from any other kind of collector/ collectible items really, from stamps to books to paintings/ art. Each to their own AFAIAC.
 

T & P

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What is no different?
Collectible records and the people who buy them, from any other type of collectors. I might not think much of stamps for instance, but other people do and their hobby is as valid in my eyes as someone who collects art or books for instance. Records don’t swing me either, but if someone is excited by an early pressing of one of their favourite artists’ albums, I can’t blame them or judge them for paying a premium price to own one.
 

Nanker Phelge

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Collectible records and the people who buy them, from any other type of collectors. I might not think much of stamps for instance, but other people do and their hobby is as valid in my eyes as someone who collects art or books for instance. Records don’t swing me either, but if someone is excited by an early pressing of one of their favourite artists’ albums, I can’t blame them or judge them for paying a premium price to own one.
You sound like you don't know what you are talking about. I've collected records for 40 years.

What is your point?
 
This thread is about Pop Brixton, not your personal opinion about posting etiquette in a post that didn't even involve you. Please keep on topic.
If you can’t comment on posting etiquette relevant to a particular thread, or even support a poster’s point of view without being criticised in that thread then that feels like the thread is being micro-managed such that discussion and debate is no longer allowed.

Happy not to take part in this thread anymore.
 

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hiraethified
Happy not to take part in this thread anymore.
That's great because all you're doing is transparently pursuing the same bloody boring and disruptive personal agenda you smear over so many other threads, and trashing any hope of a decent debate in the process.
 

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hiraethified
Coming up in Pop Brixton: that Human-focussed digital platform to help "those most left behind by society and the property market"

My client FirstHomeCoach is on a mission to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. They have today announced that they have developed an app to put everything “all in one place”, to help people help themselves to get on the ladder and give people hope that it CAN be a reality.

They are having their first roadshow event at Pop Brixton on the 19th December aimed at the first time buyer community - basically anyone who has a dream to put down roots and call a place home, details as follows:

FirstHomeCach @ Pop Brixton - Accelerating your journey to Home Ownership
6:30pm - 8pm
Social Impact Hub in Pop Brixton
Free event, for more info go here.
FIRSTHOMECOACH: THE FIRST-TIME BUYER COACHING PLATFORM

NOW IN BETA

Human-focussed digital platform will offer Generation Y desperately needed support and guidance

An all-in-one-place, personalised digital platform that guides first-time property buyers through the entire home-buying process has Beta launched.
FirstHomeCoach - the brainchild of Ben Leonard, former HSBC Head of Financial Institutions, and Paul Carse, the former CTO of the Racing Post -
offers bespoke guidance for prospective homeowners, many of whom lack knowledge of the house buying process, have a poor credit rating or
struggle to save up a deposit.

At the heart of the platform, which is available online and soon to launch on app stores, is a human focus: offering digital coaching, via an online
knowledge base and functional check-list, to individual users - including those most left behind by society and the property market - so that they can
fulfil arguably one of life’s most important goals.

Specifically, it will coach users on:
- Deposit saving
- Credit scores
- Mortgages & Insurance
- House hunting
- Solicitors
One of the platform’s unique benefits is how it helps people use their data
to help themselves. The plans for FirstHomeCoach landed the team a spot
as one of six winners of HM Treasury’s Rent Recognition Challenge earlier
this year, with the Treasury providing £100,000 of funding to help develop
the platform as a result.
The business philosophy is one of collaboration, working hand-in-hand with
leading mortgage brokers, insurance providers and legal firms to offer
people an integrated marketplace of trusted and transparent products and
services that will assist users every step of the way to buying a property

FirstHomeCoach is launching as home ownership rates in the UK
continue to fall, with the average first-time buyer now 30 years
old. According to a recent study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the
chances of owning a home in the UK have more than halved over the past
20 years. More needs to be done to reverse this trend.

Ben Leonard, CEO of FirstHomeCoach, said:
“Everything we do stems from a desire to do things better for
people; empowering them with the keys to unlock their own data and play
life, better. Many young people do not believe that getting onto the ladder
and buying their first home is an achievable goal which creates real social
inequality. FirstHomeCoach’s purpose is to give anyone who wants to put
down roots and call a place home, hope, that this can become a reality for
them.”

www.firsthomecoach.co.uk
 

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hiraethified
Seeing as no one thinks this is of interest, I'll post up some FB comments from locals:
Can they even spell irony?
Sure that's going to ease the burden of traveling 2 hundred miles to see your nan because you had to move up north as there are no council houses or anywhere you can afford to rent
Oh , so this is the ‘community’ shit we were promised when POP was funded .... oh no, I forgot. It’s a ‘business park’ now .... that has yet to show any profit after 4 years at ‘peppercorn rent’, but with much extra funding from Lambeth council. Anyone would think this council was awash with spare cash. How much were the Town Hall renovations again
 

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hiraethified
I Think that firsthomecoach have spectacularly misunderstood why people can't buy their first home.
The fucking deluded PR-spinning twats think they're actually helping "those most left behind by society." Perhaps they'll being their brochures along to the food bank and to the homeless and tell them all how to get on the property ladder.
 

equationgirl

Respect my existence or expect my resistance
The fucking deluded PR-spinning twats think they're actually helping "those most left behind by society." Perhaps they'll being their brochures along to the food bank and to the homeless and tell them all how to get on the property ladder.
Along with £500k per person as the deposit and a well paying job so they can pay the mortgage? It's missed so many factors as to why people don't buy. Not to mention those dictating why they can't buy.

It's like those news articles where people say they saved a ridiculous amount of money in an unfeasibly short period of time, and it turns out they were living with mummy and daddy and had no rent or bills to pay.
 

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hiraethified
Along with £500k per person as the deposit and a well paying job so they can pay the mortgage? It's missed so many factors as to why people don't buy. Not to mention those dictating why they can't buy.

It's like those news articles where people say they saved a ridiculous amount of money in an unfeasibly short period of time, and it turns out they were living with mummy and daddy and had no rent or bills to pay.
And yet the "community" minded Pop Brixton invite them in to peddle their fantasy bollocks.
 

Hoss

...It was the blurst of times...
I've just seen their checklist of things 'all in one place's. Savings is the first item. Even as someone who is, relatively 'ok' it's really fucking hard to save up for a deposit. I can't see how this checklist is going to help people 'left behind'. It's absolute bollocks.

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equationgirl

Respect my existence or expect my resistance
And yet the "community" minded Pop Brixton invite them in to peddle their fantasy bollocks.
I really don't get how these first home coach people can believe in what they are doing. I get that it might help some of the Made in Chelsea crowd who have a spare half-mil tucked away, but not most people.
 

equationgirl

Respect my existence or expect my resistance
I've just seen their checklist of things 'all in one place's. Savings is the first item. Even as someone who is, relatively 'ok' it's really fucking hard to save up for a deposit. I can't see how this checklist is going to help people 'left behind'. It's absolute bollocks.

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Exactly. If people were paid a decent wage so they could afford savings, that would be one thing. And as you save for the deposit, the housing market continues to rise.
 

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hiraethified
So I said to their PR agency:

They actually believe that they are helping "those most left behind by society"? What do they do? Hand out mortgages at soup kitchens and food banks?
And they replied:
Yes, they do:
  • They are focused on affordable housing, using market innovations like Shared Ownership, LISAs and Rent Recognition to give those at the fringes a plan.
  • In fact, they have received funding from the government to create schemes like Rent Recognition which helps people who are unable to get a credit score, credit from paying rent.
  • They are seeking to work with charities, like Beam, to provide a feedback loop into homelessness and have just started a hands on homeless outreach programme with every single member of their team volunteering to work at soup kitchens and a London based homeless shelter on a monthly basis.
I'm more than happy to engage with you about the other things they are doing to help those left at the fringes of society.
Note: "seeking to work...".
 
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