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Walton Lodge Laundry, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton to be converted into flats and restaurant

Twattor

Well-Known Member
I'm sure they'd be happy to get a job, but I doubt if many people are genuinely "thrilled" to get a job in the worst paid sector in the UK where zero hours contracts are prevalent.
Isn't one of the much cited problems the lack of enthusiasm amongst UK born folk when it comes to doing any minimum wage job? Isn't this precisely why immigrant labour fills most low paid service industry Jobs?

Growing up I picked fruit an worked on farms for pennies an hour, as did most of our village. Recently the only people who pick fruit are immigrants. I gather farms can't get immigrant labour anymore. Will natives step up as we did?
 

editor

hiraethified
Isn't one of the much cited problems the lack of enthusiasm amongst UK born folk when it comes to doing any minimum wage job? Isn't this precisely why immigrant labour fills most low paid service industry Jobs?

Growing up I picked fruit an worked on farms for pennies an hour, as did most of our village. Recently the only people who pick fruit are immigrants. I gather farms can't get immigrant labour anymore. Will natives step up as we did?
Instead of blaming 'lazy' people, blame capitalism which creates these shit jobs and the bosses for paying so little.
 

Twattor

Well-Known Member
Instead of blaming 'lazy' people, blame capitalism which creates these shit jobs and the bosses for paying so little.
Don't be silly. There are always going to be lots of different sorts of jobs with different levels of responsibility and remuneration.

From conversations I have with folks in the traditional industries such as farming, there aren't folks prepared to start at the bottom as they seem to believe that work is beneath their entitlement
 

Monkeygrinder's Organ

Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager
Don't be silly. There are always going to be lots of different sorts of jobs with different levels of responsibility and remuneration.

From conversations I have with folks in the traditional industries such as farming, there aren't folks prepared to start at the bottom as they seem to believe that work is beneath their entitlement
'Start at the bottom'? There's a career path that starts at picking fruit and ends where - running the farm? :hmm:
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
I am extremely disappointed to be served up with such a link on this thread. Can't you give us an update on Mr Knight?
He was in the Sunday Times Rich List 2009 with a net worth of £50 milllion (having started as a Lambeth Council gas fitter)

In 2012 the Evening Standard said this: "Jerry Knight of Lexadon has had to graft harder. The former plumber spent decades converting homes in Clapham and Brixton. He stands at the foot of the table — but that’s not such a bad place. Even he is worth £50 million."

The context of the Evening Standard article seems to be speculating on an Estates Gazette Rich List for 2012 which had not yet been unveiled. Presumably the Standard therefore did the best they could and fell back on old 2009 Sunday Times data.

Does anyone have a figure for the current value of Lexadon? I reckon it has fallen under the radar because of ludicrous overvasluations of Google (sorry Alphabet) etc. Nobody worries about London based millionaires anymore. Its all US and Chinese billionaires.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Isn't one of the much cited problems the lack of enthusiasm amongst UK born folk when it comes to doing any minimum wage job? Isn't this precisely why immigrant labour fills most low paid service industry Jobs?

Growing up I picked fruit an worked on farms for pennies an hour, as did most of our village. Recently the only people who pick fruit are immigrants. I gather farms can't get immigrant labour anymore. Will natives step up as we did?
This kind of attitude is what drove sections of the working class to vote Brexit.

I opposed Brexit.

But I can understand why ordinary working people in this country got totally pissed off with the attitude of people like you and voted Brexit.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Don't be silly. There are always going to be lots of different sorts of jobs with different levels of responsibility and remuneration.

From conversations I have with folks in the traditional industries such as farming, there aren't folks prepared to start at the bottom as they seem to believe that work is beneath their entitlement
No editor is right. You should go off and read Marx. Capital volume one. It is like what FridgeMagnet says this is nothing new.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
I know the politics forums are not for the faint hearted.

But Brixton Forum right wing posting beggars belief.

Posts above are just right wing. What can I say? Its basic stuff.
 
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Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Don't be silly. There are always going to be lots of different sorts of jobs with different levels of responsibility and remuneration.

From conversations I have with folks in the traditional industries such as farming, there aren't folks prepared to start at the bottom as they seem to believe that work is beneath their entitlement
This came up on the Archers this morning. Hilariously the gentlemrn farmers of Ambridge have just had to deal with revolt from the East European pickers who threatened to go home mid harvest if they didn't get paid more. Brian said get there names to make sure don't employ them next year.

I do like the Archers. Shows how class system works in this country.
 

editor

hiraethified
*People under 35 with jobs.

God forbid.
I don't blame them at all, but it's another part of the gentrification that is fuelling the growing rich/poor divide in Brixton.

Upmarket, unaffordable developments like this with zero social housing provided and zero social rents offered are a fucking blight on the town.

 

editor

hiraethified
I think Lexadon could use a better copywriter:
Lexadon are pleased to offer this one double bedroom apartment to the market. Minutes away from all local amenities such as Brixton Village and Pop Up Brixton. This property has great open planned kitchen and lounge area and a double bedroom.
 

editor

hiraethified
I've just sicked up a bit:

In a nutshell: This new bistro and bar hopes to clean up on Coldharbour Lane
Blah, blah, middle class blah:
The restaurant will range over two floors - upstairs there'll be bar and counter dining as well as lots of banquettes - and downstairs there'll be two private dining rooms. Should the weather be clement, there'll also be a sizeable terrace with plenty of spots for alfresco dining.
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