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  • Shame they are leaving, food there is really good. Hope there is a good replacement.
  • TfL got busted for spinning the numbers recently - it's many more than they initially tried to indicate.
  • It's not been that widely reported in the UK press but the thing that started the anger and helped trigger the whole gilet jaunes thing was the cutting of speed limits on rural roads last year. When the fuel tax rises were added to this they did th…
  • Six months after we started this discussion, most people still don't know about the North - South circular ULEZ plan. They will kick off massively when hundreds of thousands of Londoners realise they need to get rid of their car and spend thousands…
  • But Joust, one of the main justifications for expanding Heathrow isn't even to do with you getting to Cyprus, it's to expand it as a hub - increasing services for people who never even enter the UK.
  • From Islington https://www.islington.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/recycling-and-rubbish-collections/christmas-tree-recycling Street properties From 2 January put your tree on the edge of your property for collection on your recycling day or take yo…
  • Considering they let the developer get away with shutting the Wells Terrace entrance for so long, causing problems for locals to help it save money, it's pretty disgraceful it's now delayed.
  • Are they flytipped or just put out for the council to collect and people haven't read the bit where it says wait until recycling day? (Possibly exacerbated by the council ignoring that too and collecting them.) Christmas trees are specifically fa…
  • The parking signs are meant to be clear and follow a standard system - this sign is confusing at a glance. I reckon you'd stand at least a 7 in ten chance of winning at the adjudicator.
  • Most likely, the darts - at Ally Pally. It's a big thing to go in fancy dress. I went last year - although I was not dressed up - it's carnage. On bus back to Finsbury Park there was a guy in a lobster suit who got down and started doing press up…
    in Bananas Comment by Papa L December 2018
  • @Holborn Fox - yep, the five digit number number identifies the bay so you pay for the right one. The roamer thing isn't applicable because that is for parking in residents bays in other parts of Islington, whereas therattle has an IS-J permit and…
  • I would appeal that. It is definitely misleading in the context of Islingtons signage. The generally used convention in Islington is that signs mark out residents bays by having the zone, ie ISJ, on there. A reasonable person would expect that if y…
  • Difference with Upper Street and N1 is that our egalitarian council in Islington seems to be a lot keener on making sure the posh end of the borough is kept clean than doing so up here.
  • Still does the best pizzas. But suffered the world's strangest refurb reaction, when somehow getting rid of the walls with paint peeling off and breeze-blocked doorways to the old second half managed to detract from people wanting to go there. It…
  • Ali, you can't put that all down to the Brexit vote though - GDP growth naturally swings around. For example, the car industry's current woes are more to do with diesel and the massive boom in new car sales running up to last year than Brexit. How…
  • When we vote in an election, we do then vote again at a later date, but we let the thing we voted for happen first. To my mind not doing that is a slippery slope when it comes to democracy. This is true: 'I think it's now entirely indisputable that…
  • I suspect Leave would win again, possibly by a greater margin. Because we would have had a vote on something, then never enacted it and rerun the vote, due to some people not liking the original answer.
  • Arkady, I can see your argument and it's a fair one worth considering, here's mine: We had the referendum, Leave won. Both sides were equally guilty of misinformation - and the remain side had the huge added benefit of the Prime Minister, Chancell…
  • I reckon the EU would agree to 2 and not defenestrating the UK on the basis that they'll think it's a way to stop us leaving. It's abundantly clear that the rules for leaving the EU as laid out don't work. Anyone with any sense would change them.
  • I support a vote on the deal, but there should be no reverse the referendum and Remain option. They could be better articulated but I'd be for these options 1. Take the deal and leave 2. The deal's not right. Go back and get a better deal and we d…
  • Yes, finally, Islington put some in after years of the nearest ones being the Whittington or Highbury Fields. Been a long while considering the council's stance on pollution, but at least it finally got its act in gear.
  • And Park Road, in Crouch End
  • Not for some time. The roof burnt off a couple of weeks ago. Going to take ages to fix that. Our kids swimming lessons cancelled for the foreseeable future. This is the Gazette report http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/highbury-leisure-centre-…
  • We had a pint in the Nick Nick a few years back, when my sister and husband had to bail from fireworks at St Aidan's due to their toddler. They'd been welcomed in by the landlady and locals when they arrived, as were we when we arrived with our tw…
  • The Star Trek convention may do a better job of negotiating Brexit on both sides. While you are there, could you nominate one team for Britain and one for the EU and see if they come up with a decent plan?
  • And bursting as a hatter? Indeed. We can use it as our new post Brexit slogan to attract visitors and businesses alike. Britain: Mad at the seams and bursting as a hatter. Come on in, you know you want to.
    in Jack's Comment by Papa L September 2018
  • Arkady, try the Dishoom in Kensington High Street. I've only had lunch there but I understand that even in the evening it is considerably easier to get into. I like Dishoom and the food is great, but I also like Dhonia and the traditional Indian re…
  • I cannot believe the pictures of people queuing from 3am for it. What are they thinking? It's a discount supermarket, stocks will be replenished. It's no wonder this country is going mad at the seams.
    in Jack's Comment by Papa L September 2018
  • Am just reading this thread and chuckling to myself. It read like a It's Grim Up North London strip, someone asks if anyone wants to get together and play golf... it turns into a hand-wringing discussion about whether golf is unethical as it is de…
    in Golf Comment by Papa L September 2018
  • I ate in the Brave Sir Robin a while back and was really impressed with the food. I had a Reyki burger, my wife had a chicken schnitzel (aka I had a whole burger and half a schnitzel) and both were very tasty. My initial glances at the menu befo…