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For all those of you whose answers to the housing problem are "fight capitalism" or "join a union". There's a nice story in todays Evening Standard and elsewhere. Apparently the doleys, squatters and other layabouts in Hackney are protesting against plans to build houses for "Yuppies" (Presumably anyone who actually buys a house instead of scrounging one is a yuppie).

The former proprieter of a cafe, Tony, who also seems to go by the name of Francesca, thinks we shouldn't be allowed to build any housing and wants the debt-bondage of the UK to continue. They have partially rebuilt a cafe they were evicted from in their quest to stop affordable housing. Will these socialists stop at nothing in their efforts to save TBs buy-to-let investments?

Perhaps a few of us house-price-crashers should go along and start a counter-protest!

See:

Biased Broadcasting Corporation

or

Some more socialists

for more details.

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Well,

It would be useful to have the balanced version from the Evening Standard,

looking at the atricles you linked, they bear only a passing resemblance to

what you describe.

From theBBC:

Protesters continue cafe battle

Tony's Cafe

Protesters have occupied the cafe for four weeks

More protesters have occupied a cafe to save it from demolition, less than a week after others were evicted.

...

From the some more socialists:

Everyone in the area knew Tony Platia, who had run Franscesca's Café from these premises for 30 years. Tony was evicted on 1st July 2005 and had his livelihood destroyed. Tony was part of the local community

....

It would be nice if you could link us to the Evening Standards report

ABB

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The evening standards online thing is a paid subscription (and I don't have one).

But the article just says they have rebuilt the cafe to continue protesting against it being demolished to make way for a housing development.

From what I read it looks like they're protesting about the throwing up of cheap new build investment flats. And don't say "Us HPCers" cos I don't like your tone.

That's right they're protesting against building houses. We should be protesting for access to housing.

Who cares whether you like my tone, the point is the socialists are on the wrong side.

Even the "Wombles" are against housing - Orinoco should sue: socialist anarchist wombles ?!

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The evening standards online thing is a paid subscription (and I don't have one).

But the article just says they have rebuilt the cafe to continue protesting against it being demolished to make way for a housing development.

That's right they're protesting against building houses. We should be protesting for access to housing.

Who cares whether you like my tone, the point is the socialists are on the wrong side.

Even the "Wombles" are against housing - Orinoco should sue: socialist anarchist wombles ?!

The way I read it they were protesting about the demolition of a thriving business

premises to make way for BTL apartments. Presumably to turn over a fast buck

ahead of the Olympics

ABB

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Hackney Council told BBC London that they sold the property some years ago to help clear its debts.

If only Hackney council hadn't spent so much on black disabled lesbian juggling workshops eh? :D

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according to the indy, there is a different side to this.

the shopkeepers had tried to buy their premises months ago but the council strangely enough kept losing the paperwork or their cheques.

one of the shopkeepers, a rasta guy who ran (AFAIK) a greengrocers offered £100K for his premises and tried to buy it several times. it was sold to developers for, wait for it, £80K :(

some might say there is some fraud going on here, but i'm sure hackney council are as clean as clean could be and there are no dirty deals being done with brown envelopes filled with cash <_<

this is part of the story:-

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_brit...ticle335607.ece

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For all those of you whose answers to the housing problem are "fight capitalism" or "join a union". There's a nice story in todays Evening Standard and elsewhere. Apparently the doleys, squatters and other layabouts in Hackney are protesting against plans to build houses for "Yuppies" (Presumably anyone who actually buys a house instead of scrounging one is a yuppie).

The former proprieter of a cafe, Tony, who also seems to go by the name of Francesca, thinks we shouldn't be allowed to build any housing and wants the debt-bondage of the UK to continue. They have partially rebuilt a cafe they were evicted from in their quest to stop affordable housing. Will these socialists stop at nothing in their efforts to save TBs buy-to-let investments?

Perhaps a few of us house-price-crashers should go along and start a counter-protest!

See:

Biased Broadcasting Corporation

or

Some more socialists

for more details.

Methinks you protest too much. Now hop off to play the pink oboe. I used to squat in a Hackney tower block - 13th floor - many an evening spent enjoying the view, smoking the skunk grown in the spare bedroom. We offered to pay rent to Hackney council but they 'didn't do deals with squatters'. Went back there 18 months after eviction and the flat was still metal doored although it was perfectly habitable.

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For all those of you whose answers to the housing problem are "fight capitalism" or "join a union". There's a nice story in todays Evening Standard and elsewhere. Apparently the doleys, squatters and other layabouts in Hackney are protesting against plans to build houses for "Yuppies" (Presumably anyone who actually buys a house instead of scrounging one is a yuppie).

They need not worry, as like most BTL boxes they will eventually become housing for the proletariat.

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