On 13 Nov 2011 at 7:33pm Turnaround Bright Eyes wrote:
Did I just see Polly Toynbee at the Con club ?
On 13 Nov 2011 at 8:20pm ADT wrote:
Possibly. She lives in Lewes
On 13 Nov 2011 at 8:24pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I do believe she does!!
On 13 Nov 2011 at 8:43pm Screaming J wrote:
Well, there goes the neighbourhood...... ;-)
On 13 Nov 2011 at 10:03pm Fatima wrote:
On 13 Nov 2011 at 10:19pm Matt Kent wrote:
She lives - Removed by Webbo
On 13 Nov 2011 at 10:47pm Chrissie wrote:
She sounds famous. How come she's not in the jungle?
On 14 Nov 2011 at 9:08am Me myself and irene wrote:
I wish she was in the jungle, perhaps she could stay there.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 9:25am Subtle! wrote:
Well done Matt, nothing like giving out someones address on a public forum.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 9:27am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Matt Kent - why have you broadcast where Polly lives - doesn't she have any right to privacy ? Fancy telling everyone else your address ? It's well known that PT lives in Lewes, as do many other well respected journalists, actors, musicians etc, but they all deserve a private life, too.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 10:12am Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
FAO: Chrissie "She sounds famous. How come she's not in the jungle?"
You've answered your own question there, surely?
She's not in the jungle because she is famous enough to not need be.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 10:56am Paul Newman wrote:
National Treasure , ie loon we have got used to .
On 14 Nov 2011 at 11:33am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Thanks for removing that remark, Webbo. Very disappointed in Matt Kent. You've now lost the Green Party a vote.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 11:56am FeedTheBirds wrote:
A very sensible removal. I'm more interested in the fact that Polly Toynbee chooses the Con Club as a watering hole for quite different reasons. But then she won't be the only socialist that darkens its True Blue doors.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 12:15pm PLUMPTON LAD wrote:
She does indeed have a house in Lewes but for much of the time lives in her home in London
On 14 Nov 2011 at 1:56pm Angry wrote:
Now there is a surprise. She who rants on about the injustice of the changes to the housing benefits system owns two houses. Perhaps she would be kind enough to provide accommodation for a displaced Londoner in her Lewes property.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 2:12pm David Cameron wrote:
If that was Matt Kent then I'm Tony Blair
On 14 Nov 2011 at 2:48pm Matt Kent wrote:
@David Cameron. Alas no.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 3:13pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
"If that was Matt Kent then I'm Tony Blair"
This is where having a completely open forum can be a problem. Anyone can type any screen name they want. So it could well have been someone else using Matt's name.
Perhaps having the site changed so you have to register and log-in would be a much safer option. You would then, at least, be sure that you were conversing with who you thought you were.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 3:27pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Matt Kent was posting on this forum on another thread that he initiated at around the same time last night. Webbo will be the only person to know if it was indeed him. Or maybe Matt could speak for himself and confirm / deny!
And I think PT said in her Viva Lewes interview that her children live in her house in Lewes, so it's not an empty second home.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 3:27pm bastian wrote:
as you can see, this being such a small community, regulars can spot a fraud within seconds, so it is unnecessary to have a register...besides we don't take ourselves that seriously...do we?
On 14 Nov 2011 at 3:44pm Very Angry wrote:
Who lives in her third house? And by the way, her kids go to private school.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 4:39pm Paul Newman wrote:
She also has a Villa in Italy and leaves dirty great carbon foot prints jetting to and fro. Yes she sent one of her brood to private school but the story of her own educational failure and use of nepotism to bag a job that is really funny.
Good read though, always gets me nice and outraged.
On 14 Nov 2011 at 6:24pm Honest wrote:
Ashley - why do u feel the need to constantly use the suffix cllr? No other councillor does it including Matt Kent. Is it just to boost your ego?
On 14 Nov 2011 at 9:55pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
I start typing "Ashley..." into the Name box and it automatically brings up the "Cllr" version. Better to stick to being one name on here than keep changing.
You could ask why do so many people use a made up screen name on here rather than their real first name? Have they something to hide?
On 14 Nov 2011 at 10:24pm Pervy Pete wrote:
Nothing to hide here
On 15 Nov 2011 at 2:25am FeedTheBirds wrote:
Not so much something to hide as nothing to promote. Or perhaps that should be self-promote?
Incidentally, you can always take your box firmly in hand and refuse to allow such assumptive nonsense. Every time it pops up with this "Cllr" malarkey, just say no.
On 15 Nov 2011 at 10:26am brixtonbelle wrote:
'the story of her own educational failure and use of nepotism to bag a job'. Doesn't that apply to half the CEO'S in this country ? Apparently many of them either didn't finish their degrees or never took them. Educational 'failure' is no barrier to success (see Richard Branson and others).
On 15 Nov 2011 at 3:09pm Dingo wrote:
Sounds like you`re practicing the politics of envy Paul . I Thought that was only confined to us lefties?
On 16 Nov 2011 at 8:10pm Peter Byron wrote:
BrixtonB my dear friend. Am back in Amsterdam till Dec sorting out my divorce, but thinking of you and my Lewes friends. Stress is a killer, but a smoke and a good wine is a saviour!! Best, Hugs, Peter.
On 16 Nov 2011 at 10:15pm Matt Kent wrote:
@Brixtonbelle. Without actually listing her address I vaguely described where she lives in Lewes, whilst making a flippant comment about the colour of her front door (making reference to her political bias). I realise that this was a unusual and regrettable moment of foolishness in my part, for which can only apologise. I intend to write to her offering my apologies.
On 22 Nov 2011 at 3:59pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Matt - nice that you owned up and apologised but I think you are being a little disingenuous. Anyone who lives in Lewes would have been able to precisely identify where she lives from your 'vague' description, which gave the street name, the name of the premises opposite and the colour of her front door (just so no one was confused). I now know exactly where she lives. Sorry if I sound like a pedant, but it was a real intrusion of privacy and a stupid thing to do from a local politician (who she may have even voted for).