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Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:54 pm
by Kreuzberger
LondON. Global Britain picking symbolic fights with forrins. Can you even begin to imagine having breakfast with this mouth breather as he pores over a new day's headlines?

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:02 pm
by mattomac
Are the Republican Party running this campaign, who would have thought Zac Goldsmith wasn’t a low point in their mayoral picks.

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:53 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
The Republican Party are better at this sort of thing than whoever's running the campaign. It's like IDS is running it.

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:59 pm
by davidjay
I wonder if the Tories would prefer to have a Labour London mayor because there's always a high-profile bogeyman to blame for everything in the capital.

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:16 am
by Andy McDandy
Absolutely, always have someone you can deflect onto. What do you think the House of Lords is for?

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:52 am
by Oblomov
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm
He's back. With more bollocks. And focussed on the real issues on the streets- town twinning.

Bailey will openly condemn but surreptitiously flog Chinese developers prime real estate for more half-uninhabited luxury medium rises with no affordable buys for the social housing residents they just booted out.

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:52 am
by Tubby Isaacs
That's been pretty much Government policy on London for ages- we're giving you cuts, you need to raise money from developers. In a sense, I suppose that's fair. A few poorer places outside of London would like the option of doing that and having more money and more local jobs, and they'd have a point. But what I don't think people can argue is that "London gets it all its own way" etc. Most people who live in London don't want big blocks of expensive flats built on the corner of their estate or their local pub knocked down and converted into flats.

In other news, I hadn't seen this. I don't know if Bailey's responded. Maybe he's waiting till Sadiq Khan accepts before blaming him for it.


Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:08 pm
by davidjay
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:52 am
That's been pretty much Government policy on London for ages - we're giving you cuts, you need to raise money from developers. In a sense, I suppose that's fair. A few poorer places outside of London would like the option of doing that and having more money and more local jobs, and they'd have a point. But what I don't think people can argue is that "London gets it all its own way" etc. Most people who live in London don't want big blocks of expensive flats built on the corner of their estate or their local pub knocked down and converted into flats.
Rich London does get its own way, and probably always has. But beneath the developments and tourist traps there are millions of people struggling to eke out a living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. When you live outside and go there to visit, moan about the price of a pint and a sandwich, look in estate agents' windows and marvel at the prices being charges for shoeboxes, how many then stop to think where those who pour the pints, make the sandwiches and clean the offices live? In a quarter of a room in somewhere like Grenfell Tower is the answer, but the solution is far too complex so they go back home and moan about prices down there and how London gets everything.

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:09 pm
by Boiler
That'd be the congestion charge Mayor Johnson scrapped the extension of, would it?

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:50 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
davidjay wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:08 pm

Rich London does get its own way, and probably always has. But beneath the developments and tourist traps there are millions of people struggling to eke out a living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. When you live outside and go there to visit, moan about the price of a pint and a sandwich, look in estate agents' windows and marvel at the prices being charges for shoeboxes, how many then stop to think where those who pour the pints, make the sandwiches and clean the offices live? In a quarter of a room in somewhere like Grenfell Tower is the answer, but the solution is far too complex so they go back home and moan about prices down there and how London gets everything.
Yeah, rich London has lots of poor people, always has. But I'm making a slightly different point here- I don't anybody much supports the rampant development, not even most rich Londoners. London's basically run in the interests of the Exchequer, which isn't really the same thing as saying it's run in the interest of the rich (except in that the rich might pay higher taxes if it were run differently).

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:18 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
58% blame the government or Covid for the TfL financial crisis.


Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:22 am
by crabcakes_windermere
The world's shittest PR team strike again


Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:58 am
by davidjay
crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:22 am
The world's shittest PR team strike again

They could have spelled Pickard's name correctly.

Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:59 am
by Tubby Isaacs
Who came up with that, Siobhan Sharpe?

I mean you can think the government has caused unemployment by not getting a handle on Covid and think that it's too dangerous to open up more now. That's not a flip flop.

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Re: Shaun Bailey

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:40 am
by youngian
Eight minutes of Sadiq Khan’s life in four paragraphs.