Why the Guardian is going down the pan!

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by treelover, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    I never liked Bruce Jones.
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    He's good in Ken Loach's Raining Stones
    I wiki'd him and he seems to have ruined his life with booze :(
  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    How bright ideas turned a ramshackle London flat into a cosy family home

    Bright ideas and an income that lets you commute between LA and London, and hire a builder who can redo the entire thing, and pay the unspecified price for the flat in the first place of course. And some help from your dad.

    Guardian property porn pieces are a bit “fish in a tiny overpriced barrel” mind.
  4. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    “It’s a very special shop that sells Victorian homeware,” :mad:
  5. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    "During their search, the advice of a friend stuck with them: buy the worst house on the best street."

    Was their friend under a curse to only repeat cliches coined in 1992?
  6. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Those Donna Wilson cushions seem to be in the range of £65-70 each.

    These property pieces are just designed to make others feel inadequate because they can't afford a similar property or the furnishings to go with it.
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  7. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    that is such a nothing article. I have no beef with the individuals, but why does this rate for inclusion ? Any of us could do the same with their gaffs and a bit of creative filler writing
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  8. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Yep. And it looks like it's been edited down from a blog post on a designer's blog a few years ago. It's possible the people in the article didn't even give permission for the Guardian to use it - it's the writer and photographer of the blog post who will own copyright.
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  9. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    It's like when you see those property programmes where people are looking to buy somewhere in the country (obviously with paddocks and stables) but within commuting distance of London where they need to buy a flat as well. But they have a really tight budget of, oh I don't know, £800k for both.

    In other words, pretty much unattainable for the majority of the population.
  10. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Sort of - TBF, apart from the living between LA and London thing it's not that excessive. I mean at least it's a flat and she bought those expensive cushions gradually over the years. Compared to a lot of TV shows where they have ordinary people living in ridiculously huge houses this is more on the side of reality.

    Bet they'd never do an article about how someone's styled their council flat though. I mean as a normal style article like this; I did see an article about "amazing social housing" once, but the idea behind it was very much "wow, look, proles can be designers in their own homes too! I thought it was all Love, Laugh, Live posters and laminate!"
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  11. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach


    There's something different about Dan Snow but I can't quite put my finger on it... has he changed his hair?
    Casual Observer likes this.
  12. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I saw that and laughed, cos the answer must be obvious: no, you're just shit in bed.
    Voley likes this.
  14. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Best Twitter comment:

  15. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    In praise of the liberal elite facing down populism

    Nesrine Malik is a Guardian columnist. She is a former private equity investor
  16. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    Gulag has reserved her a place at the Norilsk Combine. Effort expected in line with Stakhanovism and to meet the standards of our Heroes of Labour but starting on half-rations. Extra quota fulfillment on Sundays.
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  17. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Carrying an ad today from the House of Saud about how they're empowering women.

  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

    They sound like aliens adapting to their human form.

  19. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

  20. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    We can only hope.
  21. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    I'm not reading it, I just wanted to note that wolffe is milking his moment for all its worth
  23. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

  24. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    What a difference a day makes...
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  25. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    it was actually six hours, they had a story up last night reporting it
  26. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Because you can't get on it.
  28. billy_bob

    billy_bob supercalifragilistic-borussiamönchengladbach

    Yikes. She looks like one of the children of the damned all grown up.
  29. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Cohen surpasses himself. Len Mc Cluskey is to blame for the modern day weakness of the TU movement (he completely ignores decades old structural shifts in the nature of employment and harsh anti-union laws). Even better - Unite's candiate for general secretary is only there cos she is Mc Cluskeys "ex-mistress".

    Don’t look to Len McCluskey and his sorry ilk to defend workers’ interests | Nick Cohen

    Hes deranged. Comments BTL are universally ripping him to shit.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
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  30. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

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