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Islington by Ouse

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On 26 Oct 2014 at 7:21am Karen wrote:
I really don't understand when people refer to Lewes as idling ton by Ouse, they are so different! Islington is trendy, diverse, poor and very rich and so on. What is it you are referring to of similarities?
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 8:42am Bill Sykes wrote:
Poor and very rich is a good start
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 10:28am I love it! wrote:
Well I moved back to Lewes from London as I couldn't afford to live there. I'd love to live in Islington so it's a good thing - a compliment as far as I can see! Basically, there are too many weird yokels on this forum. It reflects a very different town on here than is reality! The main grumble is that people are being forced out of living here (house prices etc). That's life! I have been forced out so I make the decision to move back to where I CAN afford. If people can't afford to live somewhere then move. Sell your supposed DFL-caused 'over priced house' and buy somewhere cheaper elsewhere!
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 11:49am WhoamI wrote:
I think we should ask LCFC to arrange a football match between the BILs (Born in Lewes) and DFLs, and let them kick each other to death in the name of sport. To the victor the spoils.
And if anyone paid 10 for a loaf in Flint Owl they need to check their change before leaving the shop. A large sea-salt and rosemary costs a mere 3.60, which is a bargain for something that looks and tastes like real bread.
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 12:39pm I love it too wrote:
Sussex that is , not Lewes particularly .I have historic connections to Lewes , Uckfield , East Hoathly ,Alfriston and Hailsham . One is the pits , one is great value etc. and the rest are DFL`ed
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 12:43pm Karen wrote:
Didn't answer my question, why Islington and not Brixton or hampstead?
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 12:53pm Old Bloke wrote:
Those that refer to Lewes as Islington by Ouse usually read the Guardian and have similar delusions to the chattering classes that live in Islington. Great Lewes tradition to chatter over a skinny latte and over priced carrot cake while deciding what's good for the rest of us. Then off to dinner party with over priced olives with feta from Waitrose where they discuss their great working class hero Owen Jones and his huge knowledge of us the peasants
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 1:12pm Funny wrote:
The kind of people who talk about Lewes being Islington by Ouse are ...um....well, I hate to break it to you, but everyone discussing the subject on this thread...including one 'Old Bloke'
own goal
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 1:34pm Chav wrote:
I read the guardian and also like the theatre. Is that such a bad thing. We should all support lewes and it's great nature! We are all people no matter what clothes we wear or what cafe or newspaper we read.
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 4:37pm Historian wrote:
The way things are going in this country consider yourselves very lucky Lewes has been selected by the wealthy and not the rest of our two level society. House prices only going 2 ways up or down,. Now may just be the chance to cash in on your good fortune and relocate to another area of your choice. Time and tide wait for no man !!
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 5:22pm huw wrote:
I think a few people may be missing the point here. Yes, house prices going up isn't necessarily a bad thing if you own a property. However, if you don't have your own house, rising prices makes it more difficult to get on the housing ladder. A lot of locals are in the later boat. The OP however looks to be just fishing.
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 5:25pm belladonna wrote:
Who the f refers to it as Islington by Ouse ? This is a wind up. The town is mixed between locals (born here) Sussex (born near) and incomers. Much like any other town in the south east commuter belt. Where Lewes scores highly is its own history, culture and identity, largely formed by (IMO) two things - bonfire, and its proximity to the new Sussex University in the 60's which brought the academics to town and hence a smattering of liberalism. Viva Lewes epitomises the smug 'Islington' ite class - except one of its founders is Lewes born and bred! I'm an incomer and my home town has changed boeyond recognition. Some is good, some bad, but it's a comsequence of living in the south east. I'd rather live here than Essex, Thanet, Croydon etc
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 7:59pm Also... wrote:
Belladonna - I'd say the proximity of Brighton is just as important as the things you mention.
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 10:14pm Too Peasant for... Lewes wrote:
A link that the Peasant known as the 'Old Bloke' wouldn't be interested in.. now would he?

Watch the video »
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 10:18pm Too Peasant for... Lewes wrote:
A link that the Peasant known as the 'Old Bloke' wouldn't be interested in.. now would he?

Watch the video »
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 10:44pm EvdiencebaseD wrote:
I presume Lewes was a working class coal mining town when Leonard and Virginia Wolf bought a house here, or when the Vanessa Bell popped over by to buy her hard cheese and gruel.
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 11:08pm Mavis wrote:
That young man spoke a lot of sense ! So stop getting your coffees from chains, stop ordering from Amazon, people do have the power to change, it's started already ie Tesco, Lidl, & Aldi. Use independents. Interesting and ironic that our state doesn't run our power, but France's state does !! The Britsh can be an apapathic lot and we've been without a decent leader for decades. But at last, for five minutes at least, as of today we're not officially at war with anyone. Although we are not adversed to dropping a few bombs around, and we have been at war with someone almost constantly throughtout the last two century's. Remember these are not normal times !!
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 11:24pm Old Bloke wrote:
Yup read Owen Jones book. Almost laughable rubbish and his knowledge of the working classes hovers somewhere around zero.
Found it very interesting where he believes the expression Chav came from and also his account of where and when he discussed it.
Owen Jones knows as much about the working classes as Ted Heath, Alec Douglas Hume, Tony Blair God knows how many so called academics and various other non luminaries
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 11:49pm Too Peasant for... wrote:
Yup spoken like a true ---- head Old Bloke thanks for for your wisdom.
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On 27 Oct 2014 at 11:22am Clifford wrote:
Old Bloke wrote: 'Yup read Owen Jones book. Almost laughable rubbish and his knowledge of the working classes hovers somewhere around zero.'

Far be it from me to defend Jones, but you do know from your wide reading that his father was Jones was born in Sheffield and that his father was a local authority worker and union shop steward, don't you? On the other hand, that great working class hero Nigel Farage's father was a stockbroker.
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On 27 Oct 2014 at 12:37pm Local Bod wrote:
Those of us who brave reading all the endless threads like this know that fact does not enter into a discussion.
I think we can all tell that Old Bloke did not know that about Owen Jones, and we can also see that Mr Bloke seems to believe that being 'working class' means that everyone with that label fits a stereotype as defined by 'Old Bloke' .
That will be why all working class people, since the expression was created, are exactly the same, vote the same, have the same views, and all agree with Old Bloke.
It is also why Nigel Farage becomes working class as soon as he picks up a pint and drops his fag. I am only surprised that we never see his flat cap and whippet.
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On 27 Oct 2014 at 2:20pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Local Bod and Clifford.
I was born in South London and my father (born in 1908) was a shop steward in the days when you put your job on the line just to be one.
Using your logic I must therefore be extremely knowledgeable about the working classes.
What on earth Nigel Farage has to do with it is beyond me - perhaps you can explain.
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On 27 Oct 2014 at 5:27pm Clifford wrote:
Nobody accused you of knowing nothing about the working class, Old Bloke, so there's no need to be so defensive. I was just pointing out that before accusing anyone else of igorance you should check their background, though I suppose you think that's something only 'so called academics' bother to do.
 
 
On 27 Oct 2014 at 5:41pm Old Bloke wrote:
You're the one that brought family history into it.
Any reply as to why you felt the need to chuck the name Nigel Farage into the equation?
 
 
On 28 Oct 2014 at 12:47am Too Peasant for... wrote:
Here's another link/clip that should please or more than likely annoy the Old Fella.

Watch the video »
 
 
On 28 Oct 2014 at 7:54am Mark wrote:
Well done Too Peasant. I think Russell Brand is really coming into his own these days. I've been getting all my news from his Youtube channel "Trews" just recently.
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On 28 Oct 2014 at 12:30pm Zzz.. wrote:
@Old Peasant.

You read Owen Jones book without realising he was from working class stock? I bet you missed he was Welsh too huh?


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