Oh, my standards can go pretty low too - I hate shiny pubs - but it was the kind of the boozer that if you look even slightly different to the in-house geezer look, you'll get unwelcoming stares from the bonehead locals. I imagine homophobia is a look away and it's the kind of pub that bedecks itself in Ingeeeerland flags at the slightest excuse. And the interior is bleak and soulless too. Awful place.It did get better for a while but seems to have gone downhill again. Don't mind it for a quick pint but I have low standards.
In other pub news, Chalkpit has closed. Not really a great surprise.
Streatham MP Bell-Ribeiro Addy appointed to serve in shadow cabinet
Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy has been selected to sit on the Opposition frontbenches as the new Shadow Minister for Immigration.
She replaces former Lord Mayor of Manchester, Afzal Khan MP, in the role as part of a mini Labour reshuffle that sees party leader Jeremy Corbyn preparing for his last three months as Leader.
As Streatham’s MP, Bell represents one of the most diverse boroughs in London with a high proportion of migrants. According to local government statistics from 2016, 38% of Lambeth residents were born outside the UK and 150 different languages are spoken by families across the area.
Herself the daughter of Ghanaian migrants, Ms. Ribeiro-Addy has been a consistent and outspoken supporter of migrants’ rights. As the former Chief of Staff to Diane Abbott MP, she helped expose the Home Office’s wrongful deportations of Windrush citizens and helped compose Labour’s new immigration policy.
Earlier this week she joined protests in Parliament Square, calling on the government to support cross-party legislation to enshrine the right for refugee family reunion in its EU Withdrawal Bill. After the Conservatives voted to scrap the amendment with a majority of eighty, Ms. Ribeiro-Addy tweeted:
“The way we treat the most vulnerable people in our society says a lot about our values and priorities. This government is shutting the door in the faces of refugee children. They’ll do the same to others looking for help and support.”
Announcing the news, leading Windrush lawyer and Streatham resident Jacqui Mckenzie tweeted:
“Really excited that @BellRibeiroAddy, MP for Streatham, has been appointed shadow immigration minister. Bell has been a leading advocate for people affected by the #Windrush scandal and other immigration hostilities. Congratulations Bell.”
And magicked away most of the the (abnormally sparse) traffic!
I’ve never known anywhere to have so many yellow signs requesting info on a fatal collision. There seems to be a permanent sign, moving back and forth with different details as more pedestrians are killed.I think the re-positioning of the bus stops around Telford Bus Garage is good.
But something needs to be done about speed between the Christ Church Rd Junction and where ever the traffic queuing for the lights at the bottom of Leigham Ct Rd / the S Circular starts. Drivers treat it like a dual carriageway. Crossing from Telford Avenue to go South is lethal - speeding traffic, 50 mph not unusual, a slight curve in the road and a brick planter full of tall dense weeds and you cannot see what is zooming along in the third lane.