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First Class Begging

On 9 Dec 2020 at 12:28pm Nick wrote:
Had to chuckle this morning. One of the “Eastern European” beggars that have been operating in Lewes travelled First Class on the train to Seaford this morning before unpacking his bag, scruffing himself up and parking himself outside the Shore Bar.
On 9 Dec 2020 at 11:06pm Tom Pain wrote:
Did you follow him? Would you swear to this in court? We eagerly await your reply.
PS Does anyone else have difficulty "agreeing to the terms" ?
On 10 Dec 2020 at 10:05am Ferret wrote:
My information is that his chauffeur was taking his Rolls-Royce for its MoT so he decided to let the train take the strain. Was he wearing his diamond-studded Kim Kardashian g-string as a mask today?
On 10 Dec 2020 at 10:16am Ferret wrote:
Nick, could you let me know which train he was on? Because, try as I might, I can't find one with a first class section on that route. I would use the train myself but I can't bear sitting with the mask-free riff-raff, so first class it is for me too. If it exists.
On 10 Dec 2020 at 10:39am I Say Ding Dong wrote:
That route is normally operated by 313 class stock om which there is no first class!
On 10 Dec 2020 at 12:01pm Ferret wrote:
Thanks for the information, I Say Ding Dong. As I thought. In other words the original post was a string of lies which could be construed as ethnically offensive, and therefore should be removed by Webbo.
On 10 Dec 2020 at 12:31pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Another fake smear on eastern europeans, nice.
On 10 Dec 2020 at 12:39pm IDM wrote:
Oh, I had assumed that the beggar had simply paid for an additional personal service, for a mere 784 days' "work". Agree about the disgusting "Eastern European". I had wondered why the beggar permitted a passport inspection.
On 10 Dec 2020 at 2:36pm Nick wrote:
I knew when I posted that some would say there was no first class on that route. Yesterday, some of the services were being provided by Electrostars (the stock that normally runs Hastings to Brighton, or up to London).
My attention was drawn to the fellow when he pushed in behind me as I went through the gate line at Lewes. It was purely coincidence that I caught the same train as him down to Seaford.

On 10 Dec 2020 at 2:42pm Nick wrote:
My point is, this chap isn’t a beggar, at best I would say he is a con artist.
On 10 Dec 2020 at 2:48pm Ferret wrote:
But why can't I book a first class ticket, and how did you know he was Eastern European, and not just an ordinary chap from Seaford on the make?
On 10 Dec 2020 at 3:12pm IDM wrote:
A certain young lady in Lewes has a council flat and full benefits. She begs, with such a drug-induced stringy face and jaundiced eyes I thought she was a Martian (oops, sorry for the stereotyping!).
On 11 Dec 2020 at 8:24am Mark wrote:
I 'ad one of them east European beggars in the back of me cab one time. He was swigging the Champagne and choking on the caviar. Boasting, he was, about how much he'd taken in Lewes.
On 11 Dec 2020 at 12:09pm Green Sleeves wrote:
@mark did you proceed to drop him off at his mansion where he gave you a £300 tip for your troubles?
On 11 Dec 2020 at 2:51pm Mark wrote:
No, he didn't, Greensleeves. At times I can laugh about England's descent into post-industrial decline and xenophobia and about the bad timing involved in Brexit meaning that we lose the financial "services" that were propping this country up and how Jeremy Corbyn wants to see Jews strung from the lamposts - because Rupert Murdoch and the Israeli government said so. Other times, I can't.
On 11 Dec 2020 at 4:25pm Nevillman wrote:
Returning to the subject. I appreciate that everyone we have seen sitting around the town begging in the last few years has their own story but does anyone know anything about the story of the new ones we have seen in the past few months? They are people I might remember having seen around the town in the past due to their ethnicity but I don't which might lead me to think they have come here to beg. Anyone know anything?
On 11 Dec 2020 at 6:53pm Ferret wrote:
@Webbo: The comment above by someone called Mark is disgraceful. It is just as offensive to repeat a libellous slur as it is to initiate one. And this so-called comment about Corbyn is entirely fictitious, and in the context, highly offensive. Why is it still there?
On 11 Dec 2020 at 7:01pm Mark wrote:
Cool it Ferret. It was said tongue in cheek. It was always a myth that Corbyn hates Jews. A slur on his name.
On 11 Dec 2020 at 7:23pm Ferret wrote:
@Mark: What possessed you to make such a comment, which is an abject lie. Neither the Murdoch media nor the Israeli government have ever said or published such a foul slur against Corbyn. Why have you invented it?
On 11 Dec 2020 at 7:29pm Hyena wrote:
Anyone thought of begging while taking the knee? Bound to make a few quid in Lewes.
On 11 Dec 2020 at 7:40pm Nick wrote:
Meanwhile, Marcelo who is from Romania and his “sister” (who sits outs Holland and Barrett) continue to fleece the good natured folk of Lewes and Seaford before they return to Crawley each evening.
On 11 Dec 2020 at 7:46pm Nevillman wrote:
How do you know about them nick?
On 12 Dec 2020 at 12:00pm Tom Pain wrote:
Webbo, I think we need a resident forum veterinarian on call. Some of the furry animals are in danger of self induced heart attacks. The epidemic of Paroxysismo Virtuus may claim new victims otherwise.
On 12 Dec 2020 at 4:12pm Ferret wrote:
Dear TP, I realised long ago that you were not offended by lies posted on social media. I am.
On 12 Dec 2020 at 4:18pm Ferret wrote:
And if Webbo doesn't take down that comment by the contributor called Mark you won't be hearing from me again. The usual channels of communication with the person who runs this forum seem not to work any more. If the forum is now completely unpoliced, I'm out of it. You have the field a little freer to spout your nonsense. Bye for now.
On 12 Dec 2020 at 6:50pm Nevillman wrote:
I'm sorry ferret but I think mark's comment is so ridiculously false that you are over doing it. By all means deride it for being offensive, puerile or whatever but please do not get it out of proportion. I feel equally strongly that there is no need for censorship on this occasion.
I would still like to discuss beggars but not on this thread.
On 12 Dec 2020 at 9:36pm Tom Pain wrote:
I'm obviously offended by ...lies. etc, hence the hint of brusqueness in my replies to you. I think the mannered language of mark's comments more than hinted their ironic intentions.
On 16 Dec 2020 at 2:36pm Mark wrote:
Ferret, there's a thing in Private Eye It's called, "A cab driver writes". It always starts with "I had that (someone or other) in the back of me cab". It lampoons gammonistic attitudes.

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That was a bloody long time ago! Glad you got paid. Can you elaborate on your experience from that ugly episode? more
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