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

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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!



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)



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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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'.



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.



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...



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.



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]



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



Re: Card skimming SE1

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

Best to use ATMs at bank branches



Re: Rotherhithe ambulance depot

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:53:29 +0100

Any further news on this site, anyone?



Re: Neil Coyle

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:41:23 +0100

And looking at the latest odds, you can only expect it to get worse.

[url=https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/bermondsey-and-old-southwark/winning-party]Oddschecker[/url]



Re: Charles Dickens Pub

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:34:33 +0100

Looks like refurbishment is presently under way.
The external facia has been removed, revealing the original name of The Red Lion, a Truman Pub.



Re: The impact of closing Newcomen Street to traffic

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:18:08 +0100

I don't tend to cycle on Newcomen Street, but as people have pointed out, it's miserable for pedestrians. The pavement at the junction with Borough High Street is so narrow that you struggle to get a buggy on it, and having rat-running van drivers using it as a short cut means it's far too close for comfort. Through traffic should be routed to Long Lane or Tooley Street - presumably once the development to London Bridge station is finished the congestion will ease up.



Re: Automatic deletion of social history

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:16:52 +0100

Aside from the old main block on Borough Road, LSBU is responsible for some of the ugliest buildings in the area. So it's a shame they're going to flatten one of the only remaining old buildings, if that is indeed the intention.

Meanwhile I heard something on the radio about this the other day, and thought of all the places being thrown up around here: [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4517946/Don-t-waste-money-shoddy-new-builds-says-Allsopp.html]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4517946/Don-t-waste-money-shoddy-new-builds-says-Allsopp.html[/url]



Re: Shad Thames Starbucks

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:36:56 +0100

[quote bohrsatom]The building shell has been complete for a couple of months now. If they were planning on reopening the shop it's strange that so much time has passed with no sign of the fit out starting.

Not to worry, the watch house does a much better coffee![/quote]

Agreed!



Re: Neil Coyle

Thu, 18 May 2017 22:30:34 +0100

During my very brief time as a Labour party member/activist, I can assure you that if they could've, they would've outed Simon's personal business (if you know what I mean) by leaflet or any other means, it seemed to be the thing everyone concentrated on, none of that policy lark.

It's a dirty business alright.



Re: Neil Coyle

Thu, 18 May 2017 22:02:43 +0100

[quote dharle]Jeez, does Neil Coyle have nothing better to do than to waste police time? I am sure there are more important things they can be investigating. Surely you can only damage someone's reputation if they have one to begin with...

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/labour-candidate-neil-coyle-reports-lib-dem-rival-simon-hughes-police-false-statement/[/quote]

Coyle has previously threatened to sue his own party leader, so it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that he is now setting the rozzers on his electoral opponent: par for the course for this man...



Re: Neil Coyle

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:45:28 +0100

Jeez, does Neil Coyle have nothing better to do than to waste police time? I am sure there are more important things they can be investigating. Surely you can only damage someone's reputation if they have one to begin with...

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/labour-candidate-neil-coyle-reports-lib-dem-rival-simon-hughes-police-false-statement/



Re: Can anyone recommend a cleaner near Tower Bridge south side.

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:39:35 +0100

Gina on 07912349383 has been with me for several years and I'd happily provide a reference. She's excellent.



Re: Automatic deletion of social history

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:48:40 +0100

They are turning the area into some corporate ghetto.