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Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 15:02:40 +0100

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[Business] WANTED - office chair

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:02:40 +0100

If any local business' are looking to get rid of an office chair, please let me know. I've looked on Gum Tree and other sites but none are available local to Tower Bridge Road. Happy to pay a small price, but cant afford a brand new one at the moment.

I don't fancy going a on a tube with one!!

Thanks



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Removal company recommendation

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:54:13 +0100

Plenty of recommendations on this site for Bigvan, which I'll repeat.
We've used them four times in the last 10 years

http://www.bigvan.com/



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Removal company recommendation

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:14:10 +0100

We have just used Anthony Ward Thomas to move my mother-in-law from a five bedroom house in Canterbury to an apartment in Battersea. We have used them before for storage. They are excellent in every way but are not the cheapest.

https://ward-thomas.co.uk/?gclid=CMnSl6jxhdQCFYEV0wod5CYKjw



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Neil Coyle

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:44:53 +0100

Well said - my thoughts exactly. That said, however, so far it's only my husband he wants to hear from - I've received nothing / heard nothing from Neil Coyle since the day he became our MP.



[Socials] Re: SE1 Book Club 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:55:47 +0100

Ha Ha you are not the only one I thought it was tonight too! The early 3rd monday caught me out.
That said I also forgot today and was about to dump down my bags and rush out to meet you all.

Looks like Me cheetah got the vote (all be it only 2) so thats the book for June. Will wait to hear from Clare re Julys choice.

See you on 19th June



[Socials] Re: SE1 Book Club 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:54:52 +0100

I also thought it was tonight?? I didn't see a date posted - what is the date for the next one??



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Neil Coyle

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:28:00 +0100

Just had some leaflets through from Labour. Apparently Neil wants to hear from me, bit late unfortunately, he's heard from me three times and never replied!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Carpet cleaner recommendation?

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:59:00 +0100

Following the recommendations above, I arranged for Adam to come around on the weekend to clean my carpets, rug and sofa. He did a great job and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. (adam@carpetcrew.co.uk 07828 503 132)



[SE1 Discussion] Removal company recommendation

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:30:28 +0100

Hello!
Am going to be moving house and will need a furniture removals company to help with the move (may also need to put some items into storage). Does anyone have any recommendations from recent moves?

Thanks in advance



[Socials] Re: SE1 Book Club 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:40:07 +0100

aargh - I got the wrong Monday, thought it was today!

Not sure about the final vote for June (from Tattie's list earlier in the chain), only that two of us voted for Cheeta... - what did you guys / ladies vote for on the day?

Just so I get it right this time, which Monday will it be in June? Am I right in thinking it is 19th June?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:08:20 +0100

[quote boroughonian]When Hughes was MP, he was accused, by Labour, of doing the job of a councillor. I think that illustrated just how good he was. He never failed to respond to constituents and did what he could, if it wasn't something he was particularly involved in or knowledgeable about, he pointed you in the direction of someone who was.

I think I'm going to ignore party politics and vote for him.[/quote]

I fully agree with this. Simon Hughes has twice helped me out with two issues, about 10 years ago. When I ran into him last week and made clear to him I support him, he remembered exactly how he helped me, which is impressive. An MP must have the qualities of a councillor: it is about their ability to connect and empathise with individuals on a local level.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:50:00 +0100

When Hughes was MP, he was accused, by Labour, of doing the job of a councillor. I think that illustrated just how good he was. He never failed to respond to constituents and did what he could, if it wasn't something he was particularly involved in or knowledgeable about, he pointed you in the direction of someone who was.

I think I'm going to ignore party politics and vote for him.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:02:59 +0100

I agree with denis loretto that Simon Hughes was a "remarkably diligent and helpful constituency representative" Every time we asked for help, he answered letters promptly, and resolved the issues that were of concern to us. He has been sadly missed in the last two years.



[Chatter] Re: 3 Girls

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:08:08 +0100

Thanks DebraJoan, as things are presented on television they may imply the girls were willing participants. I may post a few links later including Chelsea's Choice.



[Chatter] Re: 3 Girls

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:41:13 +0100

Please don't apologise Jan, I know that in having a daughter in Derby, (I think that it's Derby), you are closer to the truth of the issues in all this than most, and your input is entirely credible.
Of course it must have been horrendous for the girls involved, and the social worker who doggedly persevered in blowing the whistle deserves a medal.
As bad as all this was and is, I was honestly trying to say that the TV programme, while exposing the rotten underbelly of the authorities in turning a blind eye, sweeping it under the carpet, and hoping that it would all go away, gave the impression that the girls involved, (at least as portrayed in the programme), needed little persuasion to join in what happened.
I totally accept that this was not the case in reality, I didn't for one minute suggest that it was, but I was virtually labelled "a scumbag" for expressing my opinion on something that may just have been a failing in the TV production.
I bear no animosity toward boroughonian for his post, it's entirely credible that he thought that I may have been downplaying, or pooh-poohing what really happened up there, I'd like to think that he accepts now that I wasn't, but I'll carry on reading his posts, and respecting his opinions, but I'd be happy to consign this thread to history now, with the greatest of respect to all.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:33:12 +0100

I couldn't agree more with the attack by kevinruairi on our archaic First Past the Post voting system but unfortunately there seems little appetite among our electorate to change it. While we have it, there is no doubt that a contest like ours in B&OS is in effect a straight fight between Hughes and Coyle.

Where I part company with kevinruairi is his description of Hughes as having been "a pretty appalling MP" . Whatever their national party preferences may be, local people will generally admit that Hughes was a remarkably diligent and helpful constituency representative. How on earth could "a pretty appalling MP" have been elected here 7 times over a 32 year period? Frankly I think he has been sadly missed in the last 2 years.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: The Goldsmith

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:24:01 +0100

Peeking in the window I noticed lots of rock star photographic portraits on the wall.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: The Goldsmith

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:00:05 +0100

Still not open but some new signs have appeared on the doors and windows, announcing the pub as 'Great Guns Social'.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:50:09 +0100

Simon Hughes was an MP in opposition for most of his career. During the one brief occasion in power when he had the chance to prove himself he didn't. He's a pretty appalling MP and I'm sad to see the possibility of him coming back. Also disappointing that the Lib Dems couldn't give a chance to someone new to run, instead of digging Hughes up out of his political grave.

I think Neil Coyle has also ruined his reputation with his sponsoring and then subsequent stabbing of Corbyn. Any centre Labourites won't forgive him for putting Corbyns name forward; any left wingers won't like the way he spent so much time and energy publicly putting the boot into his leader.

FPP single member constituency elections are awful for reducing most to a binary choice. I might not bother to vote this year.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:39:33 +0100

[quote denis loretto]I went to the hustings tonight. I thought it was well chaired by Evan Davis, While all candidates had their say I do not think anyone was in any doubt that the real contest was between Neil Coyle and Simon Hughes. Both had every opportunity to put their case but I thought that Mr Coyle concentrated too much on making personal attacks on Simon Hughes. Indeed at one point a lady in the audience criticised this "slagging off" and appealed for more constructive comment.[/quote]

One could almost smell the fear in Coyle's frantic and garrulous attacks against his calm and measured opponent...



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:41:28 +0100

I went to the hustings tonight. I thought it was well chaired by Evan Davis, While all candidates had their say I do not think anyone was in any doubt that the real contest was between Neil Coyle and Simon Hughes. Both had every opportunity to put their case but I thought that Mr Coyle concentrated too much on making personal attacks on Simon Hughes. Indeed at one point a lady in the audience criticised this "slagging off" and appealed for more constructive comment.

It was interesting that when Evan Davis asked the audience whether they agreed with the Lib Dem proposal to call a referendum on the ultimate Brexit deal at least half of them said yes. As and when the true shape of the deal starts to emerge this idea may well gather support, even among some who voted "leave". Someone has to sign off the deal and I for one would have severe doubts about letting only the politicians rather than the people have the final say. After all this is going to shape our lives for decades to come.

Anyhow thanks are due to Canon Giles Fraser for laying this on in his church.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:27:59 +0100

Unfortunately the sound was a bit rubbish on the Facebook video stream so here's an amplified audio-only version:

[youtube]henssb4pivs[/youtube]



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:44:50 +0100

[quote exigo]We've had 4 Lib Dem leaflets through the door, and one from Labour. And that's it to date.
That's in Riverside Ward, so would be interested to hear if Labour are targeting those around Elephant & Castle.[/quote]

I live at the Elephant.

So far I have received four leaflets and one door knock from Labour, and also a letter on House of Commons stationery from Neil Coyle posted just before the dissolution of Parliament.

I have also received one Lib Dem leaflet but no door knocks.

None of the other candidates for Bermondsey and Old Southwark have dropped off leaflets or knocked at my door.

I don't know what the current statistics are saying, but I have a feeling that this is going to be a very close call for Coyle and Hughes:

Some people once voted for Hughes, but at the 2012 elections felt it was time for a change and voted for Coyle. Some of these may well regret having done so and could revert their preference to Hughes.

Others, who are Labour through and through, may decide to vote against Coyle due to his disloyalty towards Corbyn, and his 'little snitch' behaviour displayed when he recently reported Hughes to the police.

Some people, instead, are still disappointed at the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government, so they may well vote for Coyle.

Either way, whoever of the two candidates ends up in Westminster will be part of the opposition to the Tories.

Personally, I am supporting Simon Hughes.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:34:54 +0100

We've had 4 Lib Dem leaflets through the door, and one from Labour. And that's it to date.
That's in Riverside Ward, so would be interested to hear if Labour are targeting those around Elephant & Castle.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: General Election 2017 - Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:20:08 +0100

Tonight's hustings at St Mary Newington will be live-streamed on this page from 7pm:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9223



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Card skimming SE1

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:15:13 +0100

[quote JazzyQ]My bank recommended only using the ATM's inside the branches as they can keep an eye on these. The ones in the street are regularly tampered with.[/quote]

The machines inside the bank (at least at Barclays) have a higher withdrawal limit - and staff on hand to help if anything goes wrong. The ATM's on the wall outside are not their responsibility - if one swallows your card or otherwise misbehaves you'll still have to phone the card company in the usual way - the bank branch staff can't help.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Card skimming SE1

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:08:05 +0100

My bank recommended only using the ATM's inside the branches as they can keep an eye on these. The ones in the street are regularly tampered with.



[Chatter] Re: 3 Girls

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:46:22 +0100

The real facts DebraJoan Are much worse, children as young as 11 were targeted as 'fresh meat' . The girl who danced around naked thinking she was a film star in Pakistan had severe learning difficulties. I could write for a year on the horrendous abuse and still not scratch the surface.

The programme was to show that what happened to the girls was truly evil, but evil on a different level were the very people who should have been there to protect them, they may have warned off about raising the fact that all the abusers in this case were Pakistani, or failing that had the mentality that as the girls lived in a rough area, was mouthy,swore ,attending sexual health clinics that they weren't worth the time or resources investigating.

These children self harm when not believed, cutting their arms up to their elbows, then starting cutting their thighs. Drinking and taking drugs to blot out the memories of how thet were raped, beaten and traded like a slave in a market.

Listening in Court on one occasion heard one defendant describe one girl as wearing tight sexy clothes. During a break I watched as very pretty legal briefs wearing tight black skirts with a slit up the back that must have been a foot long, beautifully made up smiling provocatively at their colleagues.

This forum raised the issue of involving our MPs . A good idea because at the moment they'll promise us anything!
Sorry to have made you read through my laborious post!



[Chatter] Re: 3 Girls

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:54:55 +0100

[quote boroughonian]I deliberately didn't go into the facts of the case Debrajoan, I was simply wondering if the authorities should be held to account for their appeasement/inaction, which, appears to be still the case!

I referred to Mr Coyle as he is my local MP and I want an inquiry, get it?

Your last paragraph is roughly what the scumbags were saying, and are still saying, all over the country.

Sisterhood? How about societyhood?

I sincerely hope you regret that post, as it is total b*******.

Jan, brilliant.[/quote]

First off, I didn't think that the "facts" of the case were a state secret, after all, the programme was broadcast on national TV.
I agree, Jan's post was informative and incisive, and yes, Mr. Coyle is the local MP, and you'd like an inquiry, so perhaps you should write and suggest/demand one from him.
I merely thought that constituents in Rochdale and Rotherham may have written their MPs too, and as is the norm, got nowhere.
I've no desire to argue with you about this, not least because it's something James quite rightly frowns upon, but I regret nothing, save for the fact that these unspeakable acts occurred.
I, (apparently aligning myself with the nation's scumbags), wrote that the TV dramatisation made it look as though the girls concerned didn't need much cajoling.
The real facts may have been much, much worse, probably were, the girls may have been as innocent and naive as new born babes, but that WASN'T how the TV show made them look.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Card skimming SE1

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:01:27 +0100

Best to use ATMs at bank branches