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Squatters plan weekend protest in Brighton and Hove

The Argus: Squatters demonstrating in Brighton earlier this year Squatters demonstrating in Brighton earlier this year

Squatters have issued a hit list of opponents ahead of their city centre protest this weekend.

A statement from the Squatters’ Network of Brighton has named Hove MP Mike Weatherley’s constituency office in Church Road, Hove, and cagefighter Sol Gilbert’s ZT Fight Skool in Fonthill Road, Hove, as “sights” for protesters to target on the day.

The activists branded Mr Weatherley an “all-round scumbag” and accused Mr Gilbert of being responsible for a “particularly nasty illegal eviction”.

Sussex Police have warned both men ahead of Saturday’s “mass direct action” – the first of its kind since the criminalisation of squatting in residential properties last month, led through parliament by Mr Weatherley.

Squatters also called on demonstrators, who are expected to travel from Bristol and London, to “visit” Brighton Police Station in John Street.

The statement, posted on the website Indymedia, describes Mr Weatherley as the “architect of the squat ban” and “an all-round scumbag who has carried out a vicious campaign of hate against squatters and multiple Brighton-based activist groups”. It suggests: “Why not pay him a visit?”

Police contact

Mr Weatherley’s office confirmed police had been in touch and said the office would be closed this weekend because of campaigning in a council by-election in East Brighton.

The new law makes it a criminal offence to squat in a residential property, giving police the power to arrest squatters.

Squatting in commercial premises remains a civil matter dealt with through repossession by bailiffs.

Squatters have also accused Mr Gilbert of evicting them from a building in Circus Street, Brighton, in August.

The squatters’ statement says: “Why not go round and tell him what you think of this?”

Mr Gilbert said he was simply being shown around the property and the squatters fled when they saw him.

He said yesterday (October 10): “It is not very nice to be made a target but I am a target of bigger people than this when I step through the cage.

“I’m sure the police will do a good job. If it goes a stage further, I feel sorry for them already.”

'Live and let live'

Squatting activist Alex Caspar told The Argus the names on the list should have nothing to fear.

He said: “The release makes a play on the fact that the police and Weatherley and the others feel vulnerable.

“They have no reason to feel vulnerable.

"They are the ones preying on the most vulnerable people in society.

“We are into the philosophy of ‘live and let live’ and have never meant them any harm.”

Sussex Police protest liaison officers have been trying to contact squatters about their intentions.

But the statement on Indymedia urged people not to speak to them and suggested using banners or umbrellas to block their view on the day of the demonstration itself.

It said: “If they’re trying to talk to you it’s because they’re trying to find out things about you.

“Don’t talk to them, don’t engage with them, and if possible physically challenge their presence on the action.”
Sussex Police confirmed they are monitoring the situation ahead of the march.

The demonstration is taking place at 2pm on Saturday, October 13, in Victoria Gardens, Brighton.

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1:12pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.
I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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1:16pm Thu 11 Oct 12

rolivan says...

"They are the ones preying on the most vulnerable people in society".
Homeless people are vulnerable however Squatters are not.
"They are the ones preying on the most vulnerable people in society". Homeless people are vulnerable however Squatters are not. rolivan
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1:26pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Martha Gunn says...

Are Lucas and Kitcat providing the tea and cakes?
Are Lucas and Kitcat providing the tea and cakes? Martha Gunn
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1:28pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Mark63 says...

They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?
They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs? Mark63
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1:36pm Thu 11 Oct 12

paul76 says...

Will be an interesting protest outside a cage fighters office. Hopefully he has a few associates round for a meeting that day.

Mark63, they won't do it during the week because they won't leave there big houses in London. And aren't trains more expensive on weekdays? Might have also run out of annual leave for a weekday protest, as it is getting close to the end of the year.
Will be an interesting protest outside a cage fighters office. Hopefully he has a few associates round for a meeting that day. Mark63, they won't do it during the week because they won't leave there big houses in London. And aren't trains more expensive on weekdays? Might have also run out of annual leave for a weekday protest, as it is getting close to the end of the year. paul76
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1:54pm Thu 11 Oct 12

dawind says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.
I'm with you on this one...Does anyone remember Bruno Crosby. The Argus once called him the King of the squatters (http://www.theargus
.co.uk/archive/2002/
02/09/Brighton+Hove+
Archive/5136601.Big_
Bruno_to_the_very_en
d/). What people forget is that Squatting is ALSO a political act, a form of protest and that squatting was "a big issue in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and again for the Diggers in the 17th Century were peasants who cultivated waste and common land, claiming it as their rightful due".
Learn more about Brightons squat history here...http://www.sq
uashcampaign.org/201
1/07/brightons-squat
ted-past-2-the-1970s
-80s/
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this one...Does anyone remember Bruno Crosby. The Argus once called him the King of the squatters (http://www.theargus .co.uk/archive/2002/ 02/09/Brighton+Hove+ Archive/5136601.Big_ Bruno_to_the_very_en d/). What people forget is that Squatting is ALSO a political act, a form of protest and that squatting was "a big issue in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and again for the Diggers in the 17th Century [who] were peasants who cultivated waste and common land, claiming it as their rightful due". Learn more about Brightons squat history here...http://www.sq uashcampaign.org/201 1/07/brightons-squat ted-past-2-the-1970s -80s/ dawind
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2:03pm Thu 11 Oct 12

toldsloth says...

JSIR and DAWIND - fraid you are going to be a minority on this. The vast majority of Joe Public disagree strongly with squatting and think the new law didn't go far enough - should have included commercial properties as well!

Here's hoping they pitch up at Circus Street when Mr Gilbert is having another one of his "meetings". With any luck the Police will nip off down the road to the cafe and let things resolve themselves :-)

Yet another waste of public money with Policing costs and more inconvenience to members of the public and residents of the areas concerned. I wonder if we should start charging people the cost fo the policing - some kind of "entry fee" to this type of demonstration?!
JSIR and DAWIND - fraid you are going to be a minority on this. The vast majority of Joe Public disagree strongly with squatting and think the new law didn't go far enough - should have included commercial properties as well! Here's hoping they pitch up at Circus Street when Mr Gilbert is having another one of his "meetings". With any luck the Police will nip off down the road to the cafe and let things resolve themselves :-) Yet another waste of public money with Policing costs and more inconvenience to members of the public and residents of the areas concerned. I wonder if we should start charging people the cost fo the policing - some kind of "entry fee" to this type of demonstration?! toldsloth
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2:03pm Thu 11 Oct 12

toldsloth says...

JSIR and DAWIND - fraid you are going to be a minority on this. The vast majority of Joe Public disagree strongly with squatting and think the new law didn't go far enough - should have included commercial properties as well!

Here's hoping they pitch up at Circus Street when Mr Gilbert is having another one of his "meetings". With any luck the Police will nip off down the road to the cafe and let things resolve themselves :-)

Yet another waste of public money with Policing costs and more inconvenience to members of the public and residents of the areas concerned. I wonder if we should start charging people the cost fo the policing - some kind of "entry fee" to this type of demonstration?!
JSIR and DAWIND - fraid you are going to be a minority on this. The vast majority of Joe Public disagree strongly with squatting and think the new law didn't go far enough - should have included commercial properties as well! Here's hoping they pitch up at Circus Street when Mr Gilbert is having another one of his "meetings". With any luck the Police will nip off down the road to the cafe and let things resolve themselves :-) Yet another waste of public money with Policing costs and more inconvenience to members of the public and residents of the areas concerned. I wonder if we should start charging people the cost fo the policing - some kind of "entry fee" to this type of demonstration?! toldsloth
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2:07pm Thu 11 Oct 12

baron Von Skidmark says...

"What do we want".......?
The right to break into someone else's home and trash it......

"When do we want it".........?
Once I've signed on
"What do we want".......? The right to break into someone else's home and trash it...... "When do we want it".........? Once I've signed on baron Von Skidmark
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2:20pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Joshiman says...

Just ban them all.Taxpayers of Brighton shouldnt have to finance these middle/upper class demonstrators.They should pay for the privelage of using our public services.Fifty pound entrance fee per squatting demonstrator.
Just ban them all.Taxpayers of Brighton shouldnt have to finance these middle/upper class demonstrators.They should pay for the privelage of using our public services.Fifty pound entrance fee per squatting demonstrator. Joshiman
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2:21pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Fairfax Sakes says...

About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself!
About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself! Fairfax Sakes
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2:30pm Thu 11 Oct 12

PorkBoat says...

Turn the hoses on them!
Turn the hoses on them! PorkBoat
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2:33pm Thu 11 Oct 12

toldsloth says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself!
why stop there? - hungry - help yourself at Sainsbury's, in need to transport? - smash a car window and Bob's yer uncle (actually this could also give you a roof over your head for the night so it kills two birds with one stone so to speak!

Shame the scumbags didn't arrange this for Sunday when the weather is going to be carp.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself![/p][/quote]why stop there? - hungry - help yourself at Sainsbury's, in need to transport? - smash a car window and Bob's yer uncle (actually this could also give you a roof over your head for the night so it kills two birds with one stone so to speak! Shame the scumbags didn't arrange this for Sunday when the weather is going to be carp. toldsloth
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2:38pm Thu 11 Oct 12

vivelavive says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself!
And everyone should have the right to defend their poperty. But you wouldn't agree would you!? No doubt you and your soap dodging squatter scum friends would go crying to the police if you got a slap by someone protecting their property from lazy jealous workshy tossers!
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself![/p][/quote]And everyone should have the right to defend their poperty. But you wouldn't agree would you!? No doubt you and your soap dodging squatter scum friends would go crying to the police if you got a slap by someone protecting their property from lazy jealous workshy tossers! vivelavive
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2:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

BornInBrighton1968 says...

I suggest that squatters take up residence in one of the five homes that Caroline Lucas and her multi-millionaire husband Richard Savage own; I wonder if she would still be so pro-squatter if that happened?
I suggest that squatters take up residence in one of the five homes that Caroline Lucas and her multi-millionaire husband Richard Savage own; I wonder if she would still be so pro-squatter if that happened? BornInBrighton1968
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3:21pm Thu 11 Oct 12

HJarrs says...

dawind wrote:
Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote: I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.
I'm with you on this one...Does anyone remember Bruno Crosby. The Argus once called him the King of the squatters (http://www.theargus .co.uk/archive/2002/ 02/09/Brighton+Hove+ Archive/5136601.Big_ Bruno_to_the_very_en d/). What people forget is that Squatting is ALSO a political act, a form of protest and that squatting was "a big issue in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and again for the Diggers in the 17th Century were peasants who cultivated waste and common land, claiming it as their rightful due". Learn more about Brightons squat history here...http://www.sq uashcampaign.org/201 1/07/brightons-squat ted-past-2-the-1970s -80s/
Unfortunately, any form of alternative lifestyle is now being crushed. I am afraid that many do not like a mirror being held up to the society we are building.

So better take on a crushing mortgage, get your car and get consuming.
[quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this one...Does anyone remember Bruno Crosby. The Argus once called him the King of the squatters (http://www.theargus .co.uk/archive/2002/ 02/09/Brighton+Hove+ Archive/5136601.Big_ Bruno_to_the_very_en d/). What people forget is that Squatting is ALSO a political act, a form of protest and that squatting was "a big issue in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and again for the Diggers in the 17th Century [who] were peasants who cultivated waste and common land, claiming it as their rightful due". Learn more about Brightons squat history here...http://www.sq uashcampaign.org/201 1/07/brightons-squat ted-past-2-the-1970s -80s/[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, any form of alternative lifestyle is now being crushed. I am afraid that many do not like a mirror being held up to the society we are building. So better take on a crushing mortgage, get your car and get consuming. HJarrs
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3:28pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Vicente_1 says...

Another protest in our city its becoming a joke soon there will be protests about the protests!

Its becoming a joke how many protests, walks, bike rides etc that close off our city cant we protest about the amount of protests that disrupt us almost weekly it seems. Go and do it in another city ... shouldnt have to live imprisoned in the city when a few hundred people cry about something going on!
Another protest in our city its becoming a joke soon there will be protests about the protests! Its becoming a joke how many protests, walks, bike rides etc that close off our city cant we protest about the amount of protests that disrupt us almost weekly it seems. Go and do it in another city ... shouldnt have to live imprisoned in the city when a few hundred people cry about something going on! Vicente_1
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3:29pm Thu 11 Oct 12

oh dear says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself!
I don't know what class bracket I fall into or how you even work it out anymore, but I am struggling to get by at the moment on my pittance of a salary, working hard and over my paid hours in a role that supports vulnerable people. I have no access to state benefits but imagine I'd still be identified as middle class based on my background and education, even though my standard of living is really not up to much at all. I'm not moaning as I am fortunate to have a level of choice over this (I chose a cause to work towards, even if not greatly paid) but I am aware of myself many others in this situation so would just be wary of throwing out statements like 'greedy middle class' that may not apply so much anymore.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself![/p][/quote]I don't know what class bracket I fall into or how you even work it out anymore, but I am struggling to get by at the moment on my pittance of a salary, working hard and over my paid hours in a role that supports vulnerable people. I have no access to state benefits but imagine I'd still be identified as middle class based on my background and education, even though my standard of living is really not up to much at all. I'm not moaning as I am fortunate to have a level of choice over this (I chose a cause to work towards, even if not greatly paid) but I am aware of myself many others in this situation so would just be wary of throwing out statements like 'greedy middle class' that may not apply so much anymore. oh dear
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3:30pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Vicente_1 says...

baron Von Skidmark wrote:
"What do we want".......?
The right to break into someone else's home and trash it......

"When do we want it".........?
Once I've signed on
spot on!
[quote][p][bold]baron Von Skidmark[/bold] wrote: "What do we want".......? The right to break into someone else's home and trash it...... "When do we want it".........? Once I've signed on[/p][/quote]spot on! Vicente_1
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3:40pm Thu 11 Oct 12

a person says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself!
I doubt it is the “greedy middle classes” buying their council houses.

I don’t think that working for a living and paying a mortgage for a home is
“Having it good “ . it is choosing what you spend your money on.

What happens to the person that takes someone else’s home, when someone else comes and takes it of off them ?
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself![/p][/quote]I doubt it is the “greedy middle classes” buying their council houses. I don’t think that working for a living and paying a mortgage for a home is “Having it good “ . it is choosing what you spend your money on. What happens to the person that takes someone else’s home, when someone else comes and takes it of off them ? a person
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3:50pm Thu 11 Oct 12

elephantsandowls says...

Squatting activist Alex Caspar said : “The release makes a play on the fact that the police and Weatherley and the others feel vulnerable.


errrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Weatherly and Gilbert may feel dismayed and upset about being targeted for possible violent actions, but I doubt they feel vulnerable.

As for "physically challenge" the police, that is really such poor advice.
Any protester trying that will probably learn really fast that the police are in fact, not feeling vulnerable.

Protest is great, but please let it be peaceful.

Squatting btw is ILLEGAL hallelujah
Squatting activist Alex Caspar said : “The release makes a play on the fact that the police and Weatherley and the others feel vulnerable. errrrrrrrrrrrrr. Weatherly and Gilbert may feel dismayed and upset about being targeted for possible violent actions, but I doubt they feel vulnerable. As for "physically challenge" the police, that is really such poor advice. Any protester trying that will probably learn really fast that the police are in fact, not feeling vulnerable. Protest is great, but please let it be peaceful. Squatting btw is ILLEGAL hallelujah elephantsandowls
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3:55pm Thu 11 Oct 12

lordenglandofsussex says...

Labour and Green Party supporting scum. I doubt not one were born in B&H or have family connections with the place.

Bugger off the lot of you back to your Marxist hives.
Labour and Green Party supporting scum. I doubt not one were born in B&H or have family connections with the place. Bugger off the lot of you back to your Marxist hives. lordenglandofsussex
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4:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

suspolplo says...

Sussex police have put into place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team in Brighton & Hove.
This team’s primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event.
As seen last Saturday PLO’s will facilitate the rights of protestors whilst balancing the needs of the community as a whole and seek to achieve a safe and peaceful outcome to any protest.

We would be pleased to speak to anyone who maybe participating in the event.

The team can be contacted on:
Phone: 101 extension 50800
Email: brightonand.hoveplo@
sussex.pnn.police.uk

Twitter: @SusPolPLO
Facebook: Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer

We want to use communication to police protests rather than confrontation. Conversation between protesters and liaison officers is the key to making this happen.
Sussex police have put into place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team in Brighton & Hove. This team’s primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event. As seen last Saturday PLO’s will facilitate the rights of protestors whilst balancing the needs of the community as a whole and seek to achieve a safe and peaceful outcome to any protest. We would be pleased to speak to anyone who maybe participating in the event. The team can be contacted on: Phone: 101 extension 50800 Email: brightonand.hoveplo@ sussex.pnn.police.uk Twitter: @SusPolPLO Facebook: Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer We want to use communication to police protests rather than confrontation. Conversation between protesters and liaison officers is the key to making this happen. suspolplo
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4:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

BornInBrighton1968 says...

No doubt Green councillor Ben 'I am to the Left of Stalin' Duncan will be leading the great unwashed...
No doubt Green councillor Ben 'I am to the Left of Stalin' Duncan will be leading the great unwashed... BornInBrighton1968
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4:23pm Thu 11 Oct 12

winstonm says...

So if I've got it right, they want to protest that they have lost the right to enter (break in) and occupy other peoples property, wreck it, and cause no end of stress and financial burden for the house owner. This archaic law is nonsense in this day and age, well done Mr Weatherley, this is a rare piece of political common sense.
So if I've got it right, they want to protest that they have lost the right to enter (break in) and occupy other peoples property, wreck it, and cause no end of stress and financial burden for the house owner. This archaic law is nonsense in this day and age, well done Mr Weatherley, this is a rare piece of political common sense. winstonm
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6:14pm Thu 11 Oct 12

true-brightonian says...

I applaud the entrepreneurial spirit of these youngsters. Indeed if there are no jobs and no houses available, surely it is far better to use unoccupied buildings to lessen the burden on the state. Given the very high percentage of empty shops, it would make a lot of sense to allow these go-getters to answer David Cameron's call to the strivers of this country who want to get ahead. George Osbourne will be delighted that these young people are not claiming housing benefit and council tax benefit. Long live this aspirational spirit which will help lower welfare spending!
I applaud the entrepreneurial spirit of these youngsters. Indeed if there are no jobs and no houses available, surely it is far better to use unoccupied buildings to lessen the burden on the state. Given the very high percentage of empty shops, it would make a lot of sense to allow these go-getters to answer David Cameron's call to the strivers of this country who want to get ahead. George Osbourne will be delighted that these young people are not claiming housing benefit and council tax benefit. Long live this aspirational spirit which will help lower welfare spending! true-brightonian
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6:24pm Thu 11 Oct 12

gaz scott says...

Mark63 wrote:
They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?
The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.
[quote][p][bold]Mark63[/bold] wrote: They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?[/p][/quote]The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better. gaz scott
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6:28pm Thu 11 Oct 12

gaz scott says...

suspolplo wrote:
Sussex police have put into place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team in Brighton & Hove.
This team’s primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event.
As seen last Saturday PLO’s will facilitate the rights of protestors whilst balancing the needs of the community as a whole and seek to achieve a safe and peaceful outcome to any protest.

We would be pleased to speak to anyone who maybe participating in the event.

The team can be contacted on:
Phone: 101 extension 50800
Email: brightonand.hoveplo@

sussex.pnn.police.uk


Twitter: @SusPolPLO
Facebook: Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer

We want to use communication to police protests rather than confrontation. Conversation between protesters and liaison officers is the key to making this happen.
Maybe the local Tories should think about how their scaremongering press releases are making the likelihood of that happening even more unlikely than ever. They'd love as much chaos as possible just as they support the chaos makers outside sodastream. Anything that lets them take a stab at the Greens.
[quote][p][bold]suspolplo[/bold] wrote: Sussex police have put into place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team in Brighton & Hove. This team’s primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event. As seen last Saturday PLO’s will facilitate the rights of protestors whilst balancing the needs of the community as a whole and seek to achieve a safe and peaceful outcome to any protest. We would be pleased to speak to anyone who maybe participating in the event. The team can be contacted on: Phone: 101 extension 50800 Email: brightonand.hoveplo@ sussex.pnn.police.uk Twitter: @SusPolPLO Facebook: Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer We want to use communication to police protests rather than confrontation. Conversation between protesters and liaison officers is the key to making this happen.[/p][/quote]Maybe the local Tories should think about how their scaremongering press releases are making the likelihood of that happening even more unlikely than ever. They'd love as much chaos as possible just as they support the chaos makers outside sodastream. Anything that lets them take a stab at the Greens. gaz scott
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6:29pm Thu 11 Oct 12

rolivan says...

gaz scott wrote:
Mark63 wrote:
They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?
The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.
So how much was he getting a week and why couldn't he get a bedsit?
[quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark63[/bold] wrote: They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?[/p][/quote]The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.[/p][/quote]So how much was he getting a week and why couldn't he get a bedsit? rolivan
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6:48pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Homeless they may be, hungry they are not looking at the size of them.
Perhaps if they re-distributed their budgets and moved more money into their accommodation budget and out of the pie and cake budget they may not need to squat.
Homeless they may be, hungry they are not looking at the size of them. Perhaps if they re-distributed their budgets and moved more money into their accommodation budget and out of the pie and cake budget they may not need to squat. Maxwell's Ghost
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7:13pm Thu 11 Oct 12

a person says...

The problem is there is a difference between a house being empty because the owner buys, it just to keep it empty until it is worth more.
Then there is the owner who has it empty while they are doing it up so they can live in it themselves.
If squatters never tried to take the homes that people were going to live in this law might never have been passed.
The problem is there is a difference between a house being empty because the owner buys, it just to keep it empty until it is worth more. Then there is the owner who has it empty while they are doing it up so they can live in it themselves. If squatters never tried to take the homes that people were going to live in this law might never have been passed. a person
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7:23pm Thu 11 Oct 12

westpiergone says...

great,**** a squatter,can`t wait, eggs(check) paint(check), BRING IT ON !
great,**** a squatter,can`t wait, eggs(check) paint(check), BRING IT ON ! westpiergone
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7:25pm Thu 11 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

I'm thinking of arranging a lynch mob to get these scrounging, lazy SNOB wasters and round them up and force them into the job centre. Anyone up for it? Imagine them actually having to work and wait for a house like everyone else - perish the thought.
I'm thinking of arranging a lynch mob to get these scrounging, lazy SNOB wasters and round them up and force them into the job centre. Anyone up for it? Imagine them actually having to work and wait for a house like everyone else - perish the thought. AmboGuy
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7:35pm Thu 11 Oct 12

NickBrt says...

It's great they gave notice, plenty of time for Caroline and Jason to organise some goodies for them when they arrive.
It's great they gave notice, plenty of time for Caroline and Jason to organise some goodies for them when they arrive. NickBrt
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7:39pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Nitrous_McBread says...

I have no problem with squatting as practised by Harry Cowley who moved desperately poor families into empty properties between the wars in Brighton, which they would tend and repair. But yes, trashing someone's house is a weak and pathetic thing to do. But so is leaving a house empty for no good reason when low-paid nurses and teachers who we rely on as a society have only the choice of scummy or scummier properties owned by slum landlords who turn a blind eye to repairs and tenant safety and seem to be legally untouchable. Me and my current housemates have direct experience of being treated like crap by a landlady who was dealing drugs, smuggling animals into the country and ignoring all legal safety requirements - and the council just didn't want to know about it. And she's still doing it. I fear Mike Wetherley is yer average 'nasty party' member of Parliament, just acting for the interests of the typical homophobic, moneyed-up, right wing Tories - without compassion, without proposing an alternative, and with the unfortunate mandate of the people of Hove - many of whom seem to be trotting out the same hateful dogma here today.
I have no problem with squatting as practised by Harry Cowley who moved desperately poor families into empty properties between the wars in Brighton, which they would tend and repair. But yes, trashing someone's house is a weak and pathetic thing to do. But so is leaving a house empty for no good reason when low-paid nurses and teachers who we rely on as a society have only the choice of scummy or scummier properties owned by slum landlords who turn a blind eye to repairs and tenant safety and seem to be legally untouchable. Me and my current housemates have direct experience of being treated like crap by a landlady who was dealing drugs, smuggling animals into the country and ignoring all legal safety requirements - and the council just didn't want to know about it. And she's still doing it. I fear Mike Wetherley is yer average 'nasty party' member of Parliament, just acting for the interests of the typical homophobic, moneyed-up, right wing Tories - without compassion, without proposing an alternative, and with the unfortunate mandate of the people of Hove - many of whom seem to be trotting out the same hateful dogma here today. Nitrous_McBread
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7:44pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Sussex jim says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself!
You only have a right to decent accomodation if you pay for it. I spent 18 months of my spare time (evenings and weekends, while holding down a 9-5 job) about 30 years ago building my own house as part or a self-build scheme.
I now own my house, and owe no man anything.
Istill have to work; but only to buy food and pay taxes to subsidise scum and squatters and other wastrels.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: About time someone made a protest, capitalism is in ruins and property rights abused by the greedy middle classes, who have had it too good for too long. Everyone should have a right to decent accomodation and if the state can't provide it, I say take it for yourself![/p][/quote]You only have a right to decent accomodation if you pay for it. I spent 18 months of my spare time (evenings and weekends, while holding down a 9-5 job) about 30 years ago building my own house as part or a self-build scheme. I now own my house, and owe no man anything. Istill have to work; but only to buy food and pay taxes to subsidise scum and squatters and other wastrels. Sussex jim
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7:49pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Nathan_Adler says...

Squatters are filthy, malingering, heroin taking, AIDS infested, fecal smelling, animal molesting, urine drinking, alcoholic criminals who have no respect for anything.

In the hierarchy of disgustingness they are on par with Gary Glitter and Veronica Moser.

They should be shackled on a wooden boat, doused in petrol and launched off to France. En route we should fire flare guns towards the vessel, and watch them burn in agonizing, scalding pain.

Ruddy squatters. Filthy beasts.
Squatters are filthy, malingering, heroin taking, AIDS infested, fecal smelling, animal molesting, urine drinking, alcoholic criminals who have no respect for anything. In the hierarchy of disgustingness they are on par with Gary Glitter and Veronica Moser. They should be shackled on a wooden boat, doused in petrol and launched off to France. En route we should fire flare guns towards the vessel, and watch them burn in agonizing, scalding pain. Ruddy squatters. Filthy beasts. Nathan_Adler
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7:50pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

gaz scott wrote:
Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?
Another ludicrous comment.

The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun.

Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this.

The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the
[quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?[/p][/quote]Another ludicrous comment. The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun. Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this. The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the Somethingsarejustwrong
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8:03pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Somethingsarejustwro
ng
wrote:
gaz scott wrote:
Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?
Another ludicrous comment.

The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun.

Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this.

The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the
gaz scott wrote: Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?
Another ludicrous comment. The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun. Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this. The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?[/p][/quote]Another ludicrous comment. The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun. Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this. The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the[/p][/quote][quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?[/p][/quote]Another ludicrous comment. The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun. Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this. The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the Somethingsarejustwrong
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8:20pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Cyril Bolleaux says...

gaz scott wrote:
Mark63 wrote:
They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?
The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.
Aren't you the bloke who supports mob violence to force people to lose their jobs at people EDO?
[quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark63[/bold] wrote: They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?[/p][/quote]The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.[/p][/quote]Aren't you the bloke who supports mob violence to force people to lose their jobs at people EDO? Cyril Bolleaux
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8:27pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Cyril Bolleaux wrote:
gaz scott wrote:
Mark63 wrote:
They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?
The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.
Aren't you the bloke who supports mob violence to force people to lose their jobs at people EDO?
You are correct
[quote][p][bold]Cyril Bolleaux[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark63[/bold] wrote: They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?[/p][/quote]The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.[/p][/quote]Aren't you the bloke who supports mob violence to force people to lose their jobs at people EDO?[/p][/quote]You are correct Somethingsarejustwrong
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8:35pm Thu 11 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

Somethingsarejustwro
ng
wrote:
Cyril Bolleaux wrote:
gaz scott wrote:
Mark63 wrote:
They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?
The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.
Aren't you the bloke who supports mob violence to force people to lose their jobs at people EDO?
You are correct
Yep good point, double standards anyone?
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyril Bolleaux[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark63[/bold] wrote: They're doing it at the weekend? Does that mean some of them actually have jobs?[/p][/quote]The poor kid who was imprisoned last week for 3 months for squatting was an apprentice bricklayer. Guess what? he doesn't have a job any more thanks to slimy Weatherley's criminalising legislation. The sooner he's gone the better.[/p][/quote]Aren't you the bloke who supports mob violence to force people to lose their jobs at people EDO?[/p][/quote]You are correct[/p][/quote]Yep good point, double standards anyone? AmboGuy
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8:36pm Thu 11 Oct 12

gaz scott says...

Nathan_Adler wrote:
Squatters are filthy, malingering, heroin taking, AIDS infested, fecal smelling, animal molesting, urine drinking, alcoholic criminals who have no respect for anything.

In the hierarchy of disgustingness they are on par with Gary Glitter and Veronica Moser.

They should be shackled on a wooden boat, doused in petrol and launched off to France. En route we should fire flare guns towards the vessel, and watch them burn in agonizing, scalding pain.

Ruddy squatters. Filthy beasts.
Coming to a town near you. I'd double bolt your door if I were you and stay indoors. Booh!!
[quote][p][bold]Nathan_Adler[/bold] wrote: Squatters are filthy, malingering, heroin taking, AIDS infested, fecal smelling, animal molesting, urine drinking, alcoholic criminals who have no respect for anything. In the hierarchy of disgustingness they are on par with Gary Glitter and Veronica Moser. They should be shackled on a wooden boat, doused in petrol and launched off to France. En route we should fire flare guns towards the vessel, and watch them burn in agonizing, scalding pain. Ruddy squatters. Filthy beasts.[/p][/quote]Coming to a town near you. I'd double bolt your door if I were you and stay indoors. Booh!! gaz scott
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8:38pm Thu 11 Oct 12

gaz scott says...

Somethingsarejustwro
ng
wrote:
gaz scott wrote:
Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?
Another ludicrous comment.

The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun.

Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this.

The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the
Oh come on Bladesboy surely you remember her? Can't have been that many others.
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: Imagine being married to a prostitute. If he wasn't paying her rent isn't it the same as squatting?[/p][/quote]Another ludicrous comment. The net on free loading, workshy, benefit grabbers is closing and as this minority group gets closer to capitulation we should stand back and enjoy the fun. Remember Occupy Brighton, the first Occupy protest in the world to fail and fold and its the same old same old caught up in this. The vast majority of >99.9% of Brighton people have grown to detest the[/p][/quote]Oh come on Bladesboy surely you remember her? Can't have been that many others. gaz scott
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9:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

theleftygiraffe says...

People are so angry on this **** website, stop **** about a few squatters and go back to your wine and cheese you numpties. At least they're trying to make the world a better place, regardless of their tactics, most of you are whining for next to no reason. Probably because you're annoyed you didn't think of squatting when you were younger. Go home, at least you have one.
People are so angry on this **** website, stop **** about a few squatters and go back to your wine and cheese you numpties. At least they're trying to make the world a better place, regardless of their tactics, most of you are whining for next to no reason. Probably because you're annoyed you didn't think of squatting when you were younger. Go home, at least you have one. theleftygiraffe
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9:17pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Nitrous_McBread says...

Mike Wetherley missed a trick by not announcing the squatters were responsible for bovine TB.
Mike Wetherley missed a trick by not announcing the squatters were responsible for bovine TB. Nitrous_McBread
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9:23pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

The activists branded Mr Weatherley an “all-round scumbag”

Hey ho, sounds rather like the pot calling the kettle black to me coming from those happy to take other people's property.
The activists branded Mr Weatherley an “all-round scumbag” Hey ho, sounds rather like the pot calling the kettle black to me coming from those happy to take other people's property. Idontbelieveit1948
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9:28pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

a person wrote:
The problem is there is a difference between a house being empty because the owner buys, it just to keep it empty until it is worth more.
Then there is the owner who has it empty while they are doing it up so they can live in it themselves.
If squatters never tried to take the homes that people were going to live in this law might never have been passed.
If I buy a house and want to leave it empty that's my business - it's my house. It doesn't matter what I bought if for or why it's empty.
[quote][p][bold]a person[/bold] wrote: The problem is there is a difference between a house being empty because the owner buys, it just to keep it empty until it is worth more. Then there is the owner who has it empty while they are doing it up so they can live in it themselves. If squatters never tried to take the homes that people were going to live in this law might never have been passed.[/p][/quote]If I buy a house and want to leave it empty that's my business - it's my house. It doesn't matter what I bought if for or why it's empty. Ihopenoonehasthisusername
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9:37pm Thu 11 Oct 12

lorrie1 says...

I know a few people that pay for the accomadation they live in .£650 a month. these places are filthy, mould growing on the walls,electrics hanging out of the walls etc etc, these flats are WORSE than squats. As someone else said above the council dont want to know, the landlord dont care and will throw you out in the street if you say anything about it, these kind off flats are just LEGALIZED squats, Wouldnt let a dog live in there and yet the council still does nothing!
I know a few people that pay for the accomadation they live in .£650 a month. these places are filthy, mould growing on the walls,electrics hanging out of the walls etc etc, these flats are WORSE than squats. As someone else said above the council dont want to know, the landlord dont care and will throw you out in the street if you say anything about it, these kind off flats are just LEGALIZED squats, Wouldnt let a dog live in there and yet the council still does nothing! lorrie1
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9:46pm Thu 11 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

lorrie1 wrote:
I know a few people that pay for the accomadation they live in .£650 a month. these places are filthy, mould growing on the walls,electrics hanging out of the walls etc etc, these flats are WORSE than squats. As someone else said above the council dont want to know, the landlord dont care and will throw you out in the street if you say anything about it, these kind off flats are just LEGALIZED squats, Wouldnt let a dog live in there and yet the council still does nothing!
£650 a month!!! They've been done mate. As you know perfectly well there are plenty of decent flats for rent for less than that a month. Where do your friends live? Mayfair?
[quote][p][bold]lorrie1[/bold] wrote: I know a few people that pay for the accomadation they live in .£650 a month. these places are filthy, mould growing on the walls,electrics hanging out of the walls etc etc, these flats are WORSE than squats. As someone else said above the council dont want to know, the landlord dont care and will throw you out in the street if you say anything about it, these kind off flats are just LEGALIZED squats, Wouldnt let a dog live in there and yet the council still does nothing![/p][/quote]£650 a month!!! They've been done mate. As you know perfectly well there are plenty of decent flats for rent for less than that a month. Where do your friends live? Mayfair? AmboGuy
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10:44pm Thu 11 Oct 12

rolivan says...

Nitrous_McBread wrote:
I have no problem with squatting as practised by Harry Cowley who moved desperately poor families into empty properties between the wars in Brighton, which they would tend and repair. But yes, trashing someone's house is a weak and pathetic thing to do. But so is leaving a house empty for no good reason when low-paid nurses and teachers who we rely on as a society have only the choice of scummy or scummier properties owned by slum landlords who turn a blind eye to repairs and tenant safety and seem to be legally untouchable. Me and my current housemates have direct experience of being treated like crap by a landlady who was dealing drugs, smuggling animals into the country and ignoring all legal safety requirements - and the council just didn't want to know about it. And she's still doing it. I fear Mike Wetherley is yer average 'nasty party' member of Parliament, just acting for the interests of the typical homophobic, moneyed-up, right wing Tories - without compassion, without proposing an alternative, and with the unfortunate mandate of the people of Hove - many of whom seem to be trotting out the same hateful dogma here today.
Then go to the Police.
[quote][p][bold]Nitrous_McBread[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with squatting as practised by Harry Cowley who moved desperately poor families into empty properties between the wars in Brighton, which they would tend and repair. But yes, trashing someone's house is a weak and pathetic thing to do. But so is leaving a house empty for no good reason when low-paid nurses and teachers who we rely on as a society have only the choice of scummy or scummier properties owned by slum landlords who turn a blind eye to repairs and tenant safety and seem to be legally untouchable. Me and my current housemates have direct experience of being treated like crap by a landlady who was dealing drugs, smuggling animals into the country and ignoring all legal safety requirements - and the council just didn't want to know about it. And she's still doing it. I fear Mike Wetherley is yer average 'nasty party' member of Parliament, just acting for the interests of the typical homophobic, moneyed-up, right wing Tories - without compassion, without proposing an alternative, and with the unfortunate mandate of the people of Hove - many of whom seem to be trotting out the same hateful dogma here today.[/p][/quote]Then go to the Police. rolivan
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4:58am Fri 12 Oct 12

taman says...

2012.... R.I.P squating
2012.... R.I.P squating taman
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6:23am Fri 12 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

theleftygiraffe wrote:
People are so angry on this **** website, stop **** about a few squatters and go back to your wine and cheese you numpties. At least they're trying to make the world a better place, regardless of their tactics, most of you are whining for next to no reason. Probably because you're annoyed you didn't think of squatting when you were younger. Go home, at least you have one.
I think you misinterpret anger for frustration, frustration that is triggered by people making ridiculous posts like yours suggesting whats obviously wrong is OK.

Votes and choices should be for those who contribute to society and not the minority groups who seem happy to freeload,and cause nuisance and incur costs that are then borne by tax payers.

Bring on the next round of benefit cuts as soon as possible and lets hope for a regime of increased legislation to destroy the minority groups.

Cheese and wine anyone?
[quote][p][bold]theleftygiraffe[/bold] wrote: People are so angry on this **** website, stop **** about a few squatters and go back to your wine and cheese you numpties. At least they're trying to make the world a better place, regardless of their tactics, most of you are whining for next to no reason. Probably because you're annoyed you didn't think of squatting when you were younger. Go home, at least you have one.[/p][/quote]I think you misinterpret anger for frustration, frustration that is triggered by people making ridiculous posts like yours suggesting whats obviously wrong is OK. Votes and choices should be for those who contribute to society and not the minority groups who seem happy to freeload,and cause nuisance and incur costs that are then borne by tax payers. Bring on the next round of benefit cuts as soon as possible and lets hope for a regime of increased legislation to destroy the minority groups. Cheese and wine anyone? Somethingsarejustwrong
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7:09am Fri 12 Oct 12

Reg's Dad says...

Ihopenoonehasthisuse
rname
wrote:
a person wrote: The problem is there is a difference between a house being empty because the owner buys, it just to keep it empty until it is worth more. Then there is the owner who has it empty while they are doing it up so they can live in it themselves. If squatters never tried to take the homes that people were going to live in this law might never have been passed.
If I buy a house and want to leave it empty that's my business - it's my house. It doesn't matter what I bought if for or why it's empty.
Exactly - and it doesn't actually affect people's right to somewhere to live. Squatting is only a political act, in so much that it is a way of legitimising the way of live.
I doubt many of the squatters are truly homeless but enjoying the rebellious position they are talking against "Babylon" - whilst cashing the checks from their parents.
Homeless and squatting are two differnt issues. In a civilised society no-one should be homeless. But vilolence, drug taking, abusive nature make some people end out outside of society - whether by choice or not. But the are homeless - not squatting ...

Squatters are not homeless - as stated above "they are making a statement". They just like living without forking out for rent. Wouldn't we all?
[quote][p][bold]Ihopenoonehasthisuse rname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a person[/bold] wrote: The problem is there is a difference between a house being empty because the owner buys, it just to keep it empty until it is worth more. Then there is the owner who has it empty while they are doing it up so they can live in it themselves. If squatters never tried to take the homes that people were going to live in this law might never have been passed.[/p][/quote]If I buy a house and want to leave it empty that's my business - it's my house. It doesn't matter what I bought if for or why it's empty.[/p][/quote]Exactly - and it doesn't actually affect people's right to somewhere to live. Squatting is only a political act, in so much that it is a way of legitimising the way of live. I doubt many of the squatters are truly homeless but enjoying the rebellious position they are talking against "Babylon" - whilst cashing the checks from their parents. Homeless and squatting are two differnt issues. In a civilised society no-one should be homeless. But vilolence, drug taking, abusive nature make some people end out outside of society - whether by choice or not. But the are homeless - not squatting ... Squatters are not homeless - as stated above "they are making a statement". They just like living without forking out for rent. Wouldn't we all? Reg's Dad
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7:46am Fri 12 Oct 12

bluemonday says...

great,another pointless protest that nobody really cares about and nobody will take any notice of,there must be one in brighton every other week,why not have them at 2am on a tuesday,when it won't disrupt things to much
great,another pointless protest that nobody really cares about and nobody will take any notice of,there must be one in brighton every other week,why not have them at 2am on a tuesday,when it won't disrupt things to much bluemonday
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9:25am Fri 12 Oct 12

DSummers says...

Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.
Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit. DSummers
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11:31am Fri 12 Oct 12

Nitrous_McBread says...

rolivan wrote:
Nitrous_McBread wrote:
I have no problem with squatting as practised by Harry Cowley who moved desperately poor families into empty properties between the wars in Brighton, which they would tend and repair. But yes, trashing someone's house is a weak and pathetic thing to do. But so is leaving a house empty for no good reason when low-paid nurses and teachers who we rely on as a society have only the choice of scummy or scummier properties owned by slum landlords who turn a blind eye to repairs and tenant safety and seem to be legally untouchable. Me and my current housemates have direct experience of being treated like crap by a landlady who was dealing drugs, smuggling animals into the country and ignoring all legal safety requirements - and the council just didn't want to know about it. And she's still doing it. I fear Mike Wetherley is yer average 'nasty party' member of Parliament, just acting for the interests of the typical homophobic, moneyed-up, right wing Tories - without compassion, without proposing an alternative, and with the unfortunate mandate of the people of Hove - many of whom seem to be trotting out the same hateful dogma here today.
Then go to the Police.
She's been reported by three different people. Police didn't want to know either. Could be something to do with Mike Wetherley's party slashing numbers of 'first responder' coppers..?
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nitrous_McBread[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with squatting as practised by Harry Cowley who moved desperately poor families into empty properties between the wars in Brighton, which they would tend and repair. But yes, trashing someone's house is a weak and pathetic thing to do. But so is leaving a house empty for no good reason when low-paid nurses and teachers who we rely on as a society have only the choice of scummy or scummier properties owned by slum landlords who turn a blind eye to repairs and tenant safety and seem to be legally untouchable. Me and my current housemates have direct experience of being treated like crap by a landlady who was dealing drugs, smuggling animals into the country and ignoring all legal safety requirements - and the council just didn't want to know about it. And she's still doing it. I fear Mike Wetherley is yer average 'nasty party' member of Parliament, just acting for the interests of the typical homophobic, moneyed-up, right wing Tories - without compassion, without proposing an alternative, and with the unfortunate mandate of the people of Hove - many of whom seem to be trotting out the same hateful dogma here today.[/p][/quote]Then go to the Police.[/p][/quote]She's been reported by three different people. Police didn't want to know either. Could be something to do with Mike Wetherley's party slashing numbers of 'first responder' coppers..? Nitrous_McBread
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11:32am Fri 12 Oct 12

bogs says...

suspolplo wrote:
Sussex police have put into place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team in Brighton & Hove.
This team’s primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event.
As seen last Saturday PLO’s will facilitate the rights of protestors whilst balancing the needs of the community as a whole and seek to achieve a safe and peaceful outcome to any protest.

We would be pleased to speak to anyone who maybe participating in the event.

The team can be contacted on:
Phone: 101 extension 50800
Email: brightonand.hoveplo@

sussex.pnn.police.uk


Twitter: @SusPolPLO
Facebook: Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer

We want to use communication to police protests rather than confrontation. Conversation between protesters and liaison officers is the key to making this happen.
Your Protest Liason Officer is clearly not getting through to them. Perhaps you should become a Police Force once again instead of a touchy, feely 'service', and deal with these 'people' as a FORCE once again!
[quote][p][bold]suspolplo[/bold] wrote: Sussex police have put into place a dedicated Protest Liaison Officer team in Brighton & Hove. This team’s primary role is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any event. As seen last Saturday PLO’s will facilitate the rights of protestors whilst balancing the needs of the community as a whole and seek to achieve a safe and peaceful outcome to any protest. We would be pleased to speak to anyone who maybe participating in the event. The team can be contacted on: Phone: 101 extension 50800 Email: brightonand.hoveplo@ sussex.pnn.police.uk Twitter: @SusPolPLO Facebook: Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest Liaison Officer We want to use communication to police protests rather than confrontation. Conversation between protesters and liaison officers is the key to making this happen.[/p][/quote]Your Protest Liason Officer is clearly not getting through to them. Perhaps you should become a Police Force once again instead of a touchy, feely 'service', and deal with these 'people' as a FORCE once again! bogs
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12:07pm Fri 12 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

DSummers wrote:
Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.
Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.
[quote][p][bold]DSummers[/bold] wrote: Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.[/p][/quote]Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have. AmboGuy
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12:30pm Fri 12 Oct 12

gaz scott says...

AmboGuy wrote:
DSummers wrote:
Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.
Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.
I think Amboguy might work for "Rightmove" or have a stake in them. Other property websites are available.
[quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DSummers[/bold] wrote: Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.[/p][/quote]Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.[/p][/quote]I think Amboguy might work for "Rightmove" or have a stake in them. Other property websites are available. gaz scott
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12:55pm Fri 12 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

gaz scott wrote:
AmboGuy wrote:
DSummers wrote:
Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.
Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.
I think Amboguy might work for "Rightmove" or have a stake in them. Other property websites are available.
Oh dear SmashEDOs spokesman sticks his oar in again. That's the one I look at - I'm sorry and just for the record yes there are others to look at.

Now do you have something to add to the story or are you just up to your usual trolling?
[quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DSummers[/bold] wrote: Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.[/p][/quote]Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.[/p][/quote]I think Amboguy might work for "Rightmove" or have a stake in them. Other property websites are available.[/p][/quote]Oh dear SmashEDOs spokesman sticks his oar in again. That's the one I look at - I'm sorry and just for the record yes there are others to look at. Now do you have something to add to the story or are you just up to your usual trolling? AmboGuy
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1:08pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Daneboy1414 says...

If they squatted in my house i would go in there mobbed handed with baseball bats and crow bars.
If they squatted in my house i would go in there mobbed handed with baseball bats and crow bars. Daneboy1414
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1:28pm Fri 12 Oct 12

toldsloth says...

gaz scott wrote:
AmboGuy wrote:
DSummers wrote:
Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.
Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.
I think Amboguy might work for "Rightmove" or have a stake in them. Other property websites are available.
You're not welcome here Mr.Scott. Go back to plotting for next years "protest" (re: violent disorder). The sooner Smash EDO gets sent a bill for the policing costs the better. I doubt you'd be in a position to pay it as all you "supporters" would magically plead poverty!
[quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DSummers[/bold] wrote: Seems to me AmboGuy that you live in cloud cuckcoo land! Where are these palaces that cost less that £650? £650 in Brighton will get you a scruffy bedsit.[/p][/quote]Nope why don't you look on Rightmove. Yeah you might have to live in a studio flat (as I did years ago). It was not scruffy as i kept it nice and I was happy there. Or how about - sit down this could be a shock for you - they actually don't live in Brighton but move along the coast to Saltdean or Rottingdean. So looking at Rightmove today there are plenty of places for under £650 a month in places like 1st Avenue, St Aubyns and Regency Square so great areas. Did you actually look on Rightmove before submitted your post? Nope thought not. Basically what you're saying is that a studio flat isn't good enough so people should just break into somewhere and pay nothing instead. What a responsible attitude you have.[/p][/quote]I think Amboguy might work for "Rightmove" or have a stake in them. Other property websites are available.[/p][/quote]You're not welcome here Mr.Scott. Go back to plotting for next years "protest" (re: violent disorder). The sooner Smash EDO gets sent a bill for the policing costs the better. I doubt you'd be in a position to pay it as all you "supporters" would magically plead poverty! toldsloth
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5:35pm Fri 12 Oct 12

All lefties Smell says...

How comes these demos are always in Brighton?

Why cant the stinking soap dodging freeloading scum go and demonstrate else where.

I suggest the Congo.
How comes these demos are always in Brighton? Why cant the stinking soap dodging freeloading scum go and demonstrate else where. I suggest the Congo. All lefties Smell
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8:06pm Fri 12 Oct 12

AmboGuy says...

Because they all want a nice trip to the seaside. You only need to look at the buses lined up to see that that hardly any of them actually live here.
Because they all want a nice trip to the seaside. You only need to look at the buses lined up to see that that hardly any of them actually live here. AmboGuy
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11:21pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Tamiriki says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.
About ten years ago I lived in central Brighton Struggled to get a home. Squatters moved into the flat below. It was winter it was cold, they were quiet so I said nothing. Until they smashed the windows broke the toilet and shat everywhere. What gives people the right to take something for nothing when others have to work their arses off. The World does not owe you anything you owe the world to make a difference!
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.[/p][/quote]About ten years ago I lived in central Brighton Struggled to get a home. Squatters moved into the flat below. It was winter it was cold, they were quiet so I said nothing. Until they smashed the windows broke the toilet and shat everywhere. What gives people the right to take something for nothing when others have to work their arses off. The World does not owe you anything you owe the world to make a difference! Tamiriki
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8:10am Sat 13 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Tamiriki wrote:
Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.
About ten years ago I lived in central Brighton Struggled to get a home. Squatters moved into the flat below. It was winter it was cold, they were quiet so I said nothing. Until they smashed the windows broke the toilet and shat everywhere. What gives people the right to take something for nothing when others have to work their arses off. The World does not owe you anything you owe the world to make a difference!
What you describe has been enacted thousands of times in every county in the UK and yet the workshy, scruffy and disheveled few who are happy to take and not give maintain their ridiculous mantra.

The benefit years will soon be over and lets hope that criminalisation of this 0.1% of the population clears the streets for the rest of us to enjoy.
[quote][p][bold]Tamiriki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: I'm going to be in a TINY minority here, but I support them 100%.[/p][/quote]About ten years ago I lived in central Brighton Struggled to get a home. Squatters moved into the flat below. It was winter it was cold, they were quiet so I said nothing. Until they smashed the windows broke the toilet and shat everywhere. What gives people the right to take something for nothing when others have to work their arses off. The World does not owe you anything you owe the world to make a difference![/p][/quote]What you describe has been enacted thousands of times in every county in the UK and yet the workshy, scruffy and disheveled few who are happy to take and not give maintain their ridiculous mantra. The benefit years will soon be over and lets hope that criminalisation of this 0.1% of the population clears the streets for the rest of us to enjoy. Somethingsarejustwrong
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9:39am Sat 13 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Lets hope the current weather holds for this bunch, they will at least benefit from a good soaking - maybe the first in months if not years......he he he
Lets hope the current weather holds for this bunch, they will at least benefit from a good soaking - maybe the first in months if not years......he he he Somethingsarejustwrong
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1:07am Sun 14 Oct 12

gaz scott says...

Has anyone heard? Mike Weatherley's worse fears have happened. The Squatters have taken control of Brighton. Oh my God Brighton is burning. Please Mike come and save us now.
Has anyone heard? Mike Weatherley's worse fears have happened. The Squatters have taken control of Brighton. Oh my God Brighton is burning. Please Mike come and save us now. gaz scott
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2:13am Sun 14 Oct 12

KarenT says...

Why is it whenever there's a squatters march there always seems to be a huge proliferation of pink hair, face piercings and dreadlocks? I dont care what people look like, but surely if one wants to have enough money to rent/buy a flat one needs a job, and I would've thought that this sort of appearance is going to make that prospect rather difficult? Rightly or wrongly, it's called reality. We all have to conform to some degree whether we like it or not. Who wants to help anyone that clearly isn't trying to help themselves? Also if the rents are so extortionately high in B&H then move somewhere more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in Hyde Park or Knightsbridge but it ain't gonna happen! Nor do I expect that I should be able to, some areas are just priced out for many, so you go to where you can afford. Wake up, take responsibility and make things happen for yourself instead of griping about the fact that you can't get something for nothing. And instead of wasting all that time protesting over a law that is NEVER going to change, given that the vast majority of the public want squatting illegalised, concentrate on doing it the hard way like the rest of us have had to. You've got about as much chance of re-legalising squatting in residential property as you've got of travelling to Mars on a skateboard.
Why is it whenever there's a squatters march there always seems to be a huge proliferation of pink hair, face piercings and dreadlocks? I dont care what people look like, but surely if one wants to have enough money to rent/buy a flat one needs a job, and I would've thought that this sort of appearance is going to make that prospect rather difficult? Rightly or wrongly, it's called reality. We all have to conform to some degree whether we like it or not. Who wants to help anyone that clearly isn't trying to help themselves? Also if the rents are so extortionately high in B&H then move somewhere more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in Hyde Park or Knightsbridge but it ain't gonna happen! Nor do I expect that I should be able to, some areas are just priced out for many, so you go to where you can afford. Wake up, take responsibility and make things happen for yourself instead of griping about the fact that you can't get something for nothing. And instead of wasting all that time protesting over a law that is NEVER going to change, given that the vast majority of the public want squatting illegalised, concentrate on doing it the hard way like the rest of us have had to. You've got about as much chance of re-legalising squatting in residential property as you've got of travelling to Mars on a skateboard. KarenT
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9:31am Sun 14 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

gaz scott wrote:
Has anyone heard? Mike Weatherley's worse fears have happened. The Squatters have taken control of Brighton. Oh my God Brighton is burning. Please Mike come and save us now.
Karen T summed up the reality of the situation quite nicely, what a shame the resident idiot poster above can't come to terms with the truth and what is right.
[quote][p][bold]gaz scott[/bold] wrote: Has anyone heard? Mike Weatherley's worse fears have happened. The Squatters have taken control of Brighton. Oh my God Brighton is burning. Please Mike come and save us now.[/p][/quote]Karen T summed up the reality of the situation quite nicely, what a shame the resident idiot poster above can't come to terms with the truth and what is right. Somethingsarejustwrong
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10:03pm Sun 14 Oct 12

mictrix says...

KarenT wrote:
Why is it whenever there's a squatters march there always seems to be a huge proliferation of pink hair, face piercings and dreadlocks? I dont care what people look like, but surely if one wants to have enough money to rent/buy a flat one needs a job, and I would've thought that this sort of appearance is going to make that prospect rather difficult? Rightly or wrongly, it's called reality. We all have to conform to some degree whether we like it or not. Who wants to help anyone that clearly isn't trying to help themselves? Also if the rents are so extortionately high in B&H then move somewhere more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in Hyde Park or Knightsbridge but it ain't gonna happen! Nor do I expect that I should be able to, some areas are just priced out for many, so you go to where you can afford. Wake up, take responsibility and make things happen for yourself instead of griping about the fact that you can't get something for nothing. And instead of wasting all that time protesting over a law that is NEVER going to change, given that the vast majority of the public want squatting illegalised, concentrate on doing it the hard way like the rest of us have had to. You've got about as much chance of re-legalising squatting in residential property as you've got of travelling to Mars on a skateboard.
excellent couldn't have put it better myself
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Why is it whenever there's a squatters march there always seems to be a huge proliferation of pink hair, face piercings and dreadlocks? I dont care what people look like, but surely if one wants to have enough money to rent/buy a flat one needs a job, and I would've thought that this sort of appearance is going to make that prospect rather difficult? Rightly or wrongly, it's called reality. We all have to conform to some degree whether we like it or not. Who wants to help anyone that clearly isn't trying to help themselves? Also if the rents are so extortionately high in B&H then move somewhere more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in Hyde Park or Knightsbridge but it ain't gonna happen! Nor do I expect that I should be able to, some areas are just priced out for many, so you go to where you can afford. Wake up, take responsibility and make things happen for yourself instead of griping about the fact that you can't get something for nothing. And instead of wasting all that time protesting over a law that is NEVER going to change, given that the vast majority of the public want squatting illegalised, concentrate on doing it the hard way like the rest of us have had to. You've got about as much chance of re-legalising squatting in residential property as you've got of travelling to Mars on a skateboard.[/p][/quote]excellent couldn't have put it better myself mictrix
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1:51pm Tue 16 Oct 12

cornwellc says...

I guess it is ok for them to break into your empty home or property that you have purchased and refuse to leave? (squaters rights) this is a joke. I feel sorry for genuine homeless people, but state spongers i am totally against. I should think they will all say, "i have tried to get a job" or "their are no jobs" this is rubbish, if you are not bothered about what you do for a job, their is work out there. The government pay out more in benefits than most families who do work actually recieve in pay. The country is so messed up with its welfare system, i have witnessed this first hand down the years and have been brought to my knees trying to get help when i needed it, when you cannot be bothered to work and probably never worked, the state pay out for everything i.e. council tax paid, rent paid, job seekers and god knows how many other benefits. If you own your own home and find yourself out of work, you will recieve nothing in benefits appart from job seekers, if you rent, you get it all paid for. The system is a joke and so are the squaters!
I guess it is ok for them to break into your empty home or property that you have purchased and refuse to leave? (squaters rights) this is a joke. I feel sorry for genuine homeless people, but state spongers i am totally against. I should think they will all say, "i have tried to get a job" or "their are no jobs" this is rubbish, if you are not bothered about what you do for a job, their is work out there. The government pay out more in benefits than most families who do work actually recieve in pay. The country is so messed up with its welfare system, i have witnessed this first hand down the years and have been brought to my knees trying to get help when i needed it, when you cannot be bothered to work and probably never worked, the state pay out for everything i.e. council tax paid, rent paid, job seekers and god knows how many other benefits. If you own your own home and find yourself out of work, you will recieve nothing in benefits appart from job seekers, if you rent, you get it all paid for. The system is a joke and so are the squaters! cornwellc
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2:04pm Tue 16 Oct 12

cornwellc says...

mictrix wrote:
KarenT wrote: Why is it whenever there's a squatters march there always seems to be a huge proliferation of pink hair, face piercings and dreadlocks? I dont care what people look like, but surely if one wants to have enough money to rent/buy a flat one needs a job, and I would've thought that this sort of appearance is going to make that prospect rather difficult? Rightly or wrongly, it's called reality. We all have to conform to some degree whether we like it or not. Who wants to help anyone that clearly isn't trying to help themselves? Also if the rents are so extortionately high in B&H then move somewhere more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in Hyde Park or Knightsbridge but it ain't gonna happen! Nor do I expect that I should be able to, some areas are just priced out for many, so you go to where you can afford. Wake up, take responsibility and make things happen for yourself instead of griping about the fact that you can't get something for nothing. And instead of wasting all that time protesting over a law that is NEVER going to change, given that the vast majority of the public want squatting illegalised, concentrate on doing it the hard way like the rest of us have had to. You've got about as much chance of re-legalising squatting in residential property as you've got of travelling to Mars on a skateboard.
excellent couldn't have put it better myself
I was going to be politically correct and not put a comment down noting what they look like, but this is so true! these are people that choose not to work and have never probably worked in their life. Maybe they should try and dress a little better and maybe they would have a potential job in the pipeline. If they owned there own home, would they want somebody to turn up and preach "squaters rights"? it's a joke. A good friend of mine had his next door's house squated in, they went to Oz for 6 months for work with their family and when they returned they found the house trashed and people refusing to leave. Do these squaters think about other families or people in difficulties? i think not..
[quote][p][bold]mictrix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Why is it whenever there's a squatters march there always seems to be a huge proliferation of pink hair, face piercings and dreadlocks? I dont care what people look like, but surely if one wants to have enough money to rent/buy a flat one needs a job, and I would've thought that this sort of appearance is going to make that prospect rather difficult? Rightly or wrongly, it's called reality. We all have to conform to some degree whether we like it or not. Who wants to help anyone that clearly isn't trying to help themselves? Also if the rents are so extortionately high in B&H then move somewhere more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in Hyde Park or Knightsbridge but it ain't gonna happen! Nor do I expect that I should be able to, some areas are just priced out for many, so you go to where you can afford. Wake up, take responsibility and make things happen for yourself instead of griping about the fact that you can't get something for nothing. And instead of wasting all that time protesting over a law that is NEVER going to change, given that the vast majority of the public want squatting illegalised, concentrate on doing it the hard way like the rest of us have had to. You've got about as much chance of re-legalising squatting in residential property as you've got of travelling to Mars on a skateboard.[/p][/quote]excellent couldn't have put it better myself[/p][/quote]I was going to be politically correct and not put a comment down noting what they look like, but this is so true! these are people that choose not to work and have never probably worked in their life. Maybe they should try and dress a little better and maybe they would have a potential job in the pipeline. If they owned there own home, would they want somebody to turn up and preach "squaters rights"? it's a joke. A good friend of mine had his next door's house squated in, they went to Oz for 6 months for work with their family and when they returned they found the house trashed and people refusing to leave. Do these squaters think about other families or people in difficulties? i think not.. cornwellc
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12:46pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Plantpot says...

There's no point debating this at all. Squatting in residential properties is over. It's not coming back.
There's no point debating this at all. Squatting in residential properties is over. It's not coming back. Plantpot
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7:04pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Plantpot wrote:
There's no point debating this at all. Squatting in residential properties is over. It's not coming back.
Fantastic news, can't wait for commercial properties to be reversed into this legislation!
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: There's no point debating this at all. Squatting in residential properties is over. It's not coming back.[/p][/quote]Fantastic news, can't wait for commercial properties to be reversed into this legislation! Somethingsarejustwrong
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