On 4 Mar 2013 at 1:20pm Famous Person wrote:
I love Lewes. Great for browsing the antique shops and have a coffee. Beautiful.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 2:05pm Horseman7 wrote:
Great for living in too FP. Enjoy.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 3:40pm Nigel wrote:
Shame most lewes youngsters are forced to move out of it because of ridiculous house prices and single mothers.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 3:55pm Southover Queen wrote:
Well, if we are not allowed intelligent debate let's indulge in some benefit bashing.
Sorry. Take no notice of me.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 4:42pm Kettle wrote:
Those pesky women are to blame again!
On 4 Mar 2013 at 4:55pm I don't live in lewes... wrote:
Nothing wrong with not allowing intelligent debate or indulging in benefit bashing. MP's do it all the time.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 4:56pm Frustrated wrote:
Surely Nigel was making the point that single mothers are allocated all the available council housing, leaving none for other youngsters?
I have no idea whether that would be correct, but labelling him as a "benefit basher" is perhaps missing the point.
Or should I just take no notice, as suggested?
On 4 Mar 2013 at 5:00pm lewes legend wrote:
you all talk sxxt thats the problem the town is full of no good shops that are for lefty non lewes people to mingle and drink tea i was born and bred in this town and ive seen it all yer all divvy dopey green welly brigade
On 4 Mar 2013 at 5:02pm Nigel wrote:
That was my point, any council homes are taken by young girls who can't keep their legs shut for 5minutes, leaving no available property for young workers who would like to do things the correct way! In the end lewes will be full of people from London and all the proper lewesians will be forced to move to surrounding areas!
On 4 Mar 2013 at 5:16pm Famous Person wrote:
Hahahahahaha...you English are so quaint and funny..I'd love to use some of you in a movie
On 4 Mar 2013 at 5:28pm Jackme Off wrote:
I hope its a comedy mate!
On 4 Mar 2013 at 5:34pm Nigel wrote:
The single mums I'm talking about would probably get the lead roles in this movie too!!!
On 4 Mar 2013 at 6:06pm Ben wrote:
Famous, are you by any chance........Eric Cantona? If not give us a clue?
On 4 Mar 2013 at 6:23pm weary wrote:
I find Nigel's comment is offensive; it should be removed straightaway.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 7:27pm Horseman7 wrote:
Oh dear. I'm a single mother. I brought my daughter up in Lewes, paid my mortgage (still paying my mortgage), paid my way, taught her to be a responsible citizen. She's now in the Army, mother of a 3 year old and about to deploy to Afghanistan.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 7:40pm Tob wrote:
Yep another single mother here, funnily enough it was the father that left, funny how they're not getting a bashing and it's all the women's fault! I got a degree, work full time and pay my mortgage. All so I can provide for my child and give us a standard of living.
Single parents (male and female) are often not single through choice, and are often decent, hard working citizens with valuable contributions to make to their communities and the workforce. I'd thank Nigel to keep his offensive comments to himself.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 7:45pm ron wrote:
Your arguments are floored you both have mortgages and are not on the council which is nigels point
On 4 Mar 2013 at 7:46pm Back again wrote:
I thought SQ had Swannyed off to pastures green,but hoorah she's back to hold her champagne socialist torch up out of the parapet!! Glad your back princess!x
On 4 Mar 2013 at 7:57pm Croydon wrote:
Plenty of single parents where I come from. As an example, last night Bill was out looking for 3 drunk girls who had been seen out with a baby in a buggy. That's the way they do it round here. You don't know how lucky you are living in your posh town.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 9:04pm Compass wrote:
Nigel, what statistical evidence do you have that single mothers receive all the social housing in Lewes?
On 4 Mar 2013 at 9:48pm weary again wrote:
Is no one else in Lewes able to be angry at the misogynist tone of Nigel's comment ??
I give single parents of either sex all support.
In the case of the leg widening acts in Nigel's comments - were they all the preliminaries of immaculate conceptions?
This is why I have posted again; I am truly disturbed by the distaste of women threads that happen so often on this forum....
On 4 Mar 2013 at 10:30pm Southover Queen wrote:
Excellent question, Compass. I shan't hold my breath for an answer.
Weary again: yes, of course. It's shocking. However there's little in the way of sentient life in this forum at the moment so I don't let it get to me too much.
On 4 Mar 2013 at 11:58pm Window Dresser wrote:
You should all be so proud of yourselves, what a beautiful window this forum is for Lewes to the world. You're all so thoughtful, considered and mesured in your comment. You sad sad paramecia
On 5 Mar 2013 at 7:24am Kettle wrote:
I don't know what's happened to the forum recently but it doesn't reflect the lewes I know. I feel ashamed of the image this presents. I think that the idiots have won.
The only possible solution is to ignore them completely. Too stupid to argue with.
On 5 Mar 2013 at 10:34am grafter wrote:
...the best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
The old druid knew a thing or two!
On 5 Mar 2013 at 10:51am ron wrote:
If you dont agree that the young generation are being forced out of their home town town you are are deluded, its clear to see.
On 5 Mar 2013 at 11:04am Clifford wrote:
While you're having a go at single mothers Nigel why not hae a go at the kids as well? Anyone but the absent fathers, eh?
On 5 Mar 2013 at 11:16am Southover Queen wrote:
Ron, it's hardly a problem unique to Lewes. What about young Londoners? House prices right across the UK are absurdly high, down to the fact that there is far more demand than supply.
And rather than blaming "single mothers", how about considering why there's such a housing shortage in the first place? And whether something should be done about that?
On 5 Mar 2013 at 11:20am ron wrote:
This is called lewes forum not london, thats why sq
On 5 Mar 2013 at 11:23am Stihs Das wrote:
The problem is you DFLs and people like you that own holiday homes and the like forcing up prices and driving out triumphant gladiator single parents that strive to refill this world with worthy people against all odds, won't somebody think of the children
On 5 Mar 2013 at 11:36am Southover Queen wrote:
Yes, well until you manage to build the Berlin wall around Lewes and declare UDI I think you'll find that it's all part of the UK economy and therefore subject to its vagaries.
I'll say it again for the particularly hard of thinking: "There is a Shortage of Housing in this Town. This is Because there Aren't Enough Homes for People who Want to Live Here. It has got Nothing To Do with Single Mothers Opening their Legs"
As for you, "Stihs Das", have you tried turning yourself off and on again? Because just at the moment you're producing gibberish; perhaps a reset would help.
On 5 Mar 2013 at 12:21pm Famous Person wrote:
hahahah...this is classic British comedy at it's best. I love it. You Brits are just soooooooooooo funny. I'm thinking of buying a house here when I'm over from the States. Hahaha. I promise to keep my legs shut.
On 5 Mar 2013 at 12:24pm Beau Lake wrote:
Great idea about the wall, make it big, make it tall, fill it with water, a lake for all
On 5 Mar 2013 at 12:38pm not so famous person wrote:
do we really care
On 5 Mar 2013 at 12:42pm grafter wrote:
How about turning the council offices into council flats!
On 5 Mar 2013 at 12:44pm codlips wrote:
Lewes town center is usually full of the single mums brigade, just around superdrug.
On 5 Mar 2013 at 12:51pm Lurker wrote:
Wow! One fairly positive post turns into a negative, boring and quite typical Lewes forum rant.
All hope is lost