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  • @Brodiej - semantics, yes, perhaps i wasn't clear enough. the advisors to HMRC are the big four accountants, who then use the loopholes they've effectively smuggled through to advise their clients. moving to land tax and transaction tax would close …
  • @joust air fuel is massively subsidised by the public. despite that fact that only 15% of the population fly regularly. @Papa L i agree totally that hitting cars while expanding Heathrow is absolutely nonsensical. I'd like to see air fuel subsidy …
  • @Brodiej simples - as a start... an end to tax avoidance. a land tax - you can't hide land. a financial transaction tax. a basic income. and co-operative ownership of essentials like NHS, public transport, energy infrastructure and so on. then grad…
  • on a finite planet, "making as much money as you like" involves (perhaps indirectly) exploiting a finite resource beyond its sustainable capacity. unless you're planning to make so much money you haul yourself off to mars when this place is f**ked, …
  • very soon, the world will see it's first trillionaire. so when you ask your "why should..." questions, have a little think about that.
  • i'm actually quite shocked that anyone still argues FOR private ownership of cars. you know climate change isn't a "position" right? it's science, it's unarguable, it's happening, and it's exponentially catastrophic. and as far as freedom of choice …
  • what joust said and arkady agreed with, with bells on.
  • i'm no fan of sadiq khan, but i'm really not sure that knives, moped robberies and helpless aged can be blamed on the mayor - surely they are down to central government idealogical cuts aren't they?
  • actually, reading the small print, it's only VERY old petrol cars, older diesel cars, diesel HGVs etc, and worse still, black cabs are EXEMPT. utterly pathetic. so a few more thousand people will continue to die horribly in our city every year tha…
  • more public transport, better car sharing for any truly essential car journeys, more cargo bikes, cycle infrastructure, better health, better planet, cities for people not cars. welcome to the 21st century - only 21 years late!
  • i love the food at gadz but not a fan of their coffee - i eat there sometimes but have a fresh mint tea - warning though, if you want JUST fresh mint, you have to say, otherwise you get a black teabag in with some mint leaves. oh, and you DO have to…
  • i quite like blossom - they only charge 20p for milks like oat (which works well in coffee) and they're really nice people who bake their own cakes every day, including vegan options. personally i think common ground is a bit up itself and over-pric…
  • i went this evening (sunday!). lovely friendly staff described their culture and way of eating and also how they prepare their spices from scratch. i shared a lovely selection of vegan dishes with two friends, all served on a large bread dish and ea…
    in Emba Soira Comment by rikki May 27
  • disappointed the fab Kally indian food stall wasn't there today - very little choice for lunch. hopefully they'll be back - maybe they had another booking ?
  • yep, Blythwood Rd - big increase in speeding cars here, especially at rush hour times.
  • a dystopic technological future. of course these glasses won't be used for spotting "dissidents" will they? https://qz.com/1202075/chinese-police-are-using-facial-recognition-glasses-for-survelliance/
  • Shame that the fab Kally food stall seems to have gone - any news of their return? Came last week and got fed some kimchi by a local stall, then he casually mentioned there was fish in it. As a vegetarian for more than 30 years, had to spit it out.…
  • despite my earlier comments i DO have sympathy where a small business is trying to take over an empty building - and the sort of socially conscious squatters i know do actually leave reasonably in those circumstances - they also tend to negotiate wi…
  • not wanting to take away from this, but for anyone looking for bike advice and service i would ALSO recommend micycle opposite the Londis on SG end of ferme park road. lovely folk and reasonable too. so looks like we have two great choices and never…
  • a great start. some yummy vegan food and some good organic produce.
  • Zen is a bit pricey but worth looking at if you want fast speeds and really good service. I've been with them a few years and only had a couple of outages, both BT's fault. They are good on any tech support and always answer the phone.
  • squatting domestic property is now a criminal offence, even if the owner is a foreign investor with no intention to use the property to live in. squatting commercial property that lays empty is perfectly legal (although breaking and entering isn't…
  • yep, at the risk of making him so popular and busy that he won't be available when we need him, i'd add my props for chris.
  • anything to force a move away from private vehicle ownership and onto sustainable transport, seems like a good thing to me. anyone heard of climate change? close more roads, pedestrianise and green them. another world IS possible - you just need to …
  • i'll add a thumbs up for chris. took a while to arrange but we weren't rushed and he prioritised emergencies so wasn't a problem as we only wanted new cistern, sink and vanity unit fitted. personable chap, best quote, turned up exactly on time, and …
  • ah, shame those maps are so old. i got quite excited we had our very own gang on the holly park estate - i had no idea - and such a cool name too - "yungas bout monies" - way cooler than the local "crouch hall court" gang - clearly unimaginative lad…
  • any recommendations for shoe repairs nearby now?
  • www.islingtonchamber.org.uk/parking not sure if this is the same petition, so flagging it up too. 7th is deadline indeed.
  • i'm with Papa L re his comments about Catherine West and Richard Watts. I've had many dealings with them in the past and have found them to be extremely self-serving, evasive, and will say anything to look good while being very low on delivery. Bu…
  • until today i would have wholeheartedly recommended our wonderful cleaner, but she's just told us she's moving to cornwall in ten days time, so now i'm in same boat. any recommendations?
    in Flat cleaning Comment by rikki May 2015