Comments on: A London divided against itself http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CO2-Exhaler http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-418 Thu, 10 May 2012 07:33:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-418 As a Londoner with memories as far back as the sixties, I think this article misses the real point. The regeneration of London is a centuries-long project that is still ongoing and huge progress has been and is being made. There are houses just behind Notting Hill that in the 19th century were workers’ slums so filthy and riddled with disease that they were mentioned in Parliament as a national disgrace. They now sell for £2.85 million and I wish I could afford one. If you think the docklands are bleak now, you should have seen them in 1978 (there wasn’t anything there – and I mean “anything”). London is a model of race relations internationally now – you should have experienced the 60s and 70s, and have you visited a major French city suburb recently? And what’s this nonsense about religious intolerance? The vast majority of Londoners won’t know what you’re on about.

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By: CO2-Exhaler http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-417 Thu, 10 May 2012 07:33:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-417 As a Londoner with memories as far back as the sixties, I think this article misses the real point. The regeneration of London is a centuries-long project that is still ongoing and huge progress has been and is being made. There are houses just behind Notting Hill that in the 19th century were workers’ slums so filthy and riddled with disease that they were mentioned in Parliament as a national disgrace. They now sell for £2.85 million and I wish I could afford one. If you think the docklands are bleak now, you should have seen them in 1978 (there wasn’t anything there – and I mean “anything”). London is a model of race relations internationally now – you should have experienced the 60s and 70s, and have you visited a major French city suburb recently? And what’s this nonsense about religious intolerance? The vast majority of Londoners won’t know what you’re on about.

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By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-396 Tue, 08 May 2012 09:45:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-396 So, the modern conservatice party was founded on an alliancebetween those with nothing to lose and those with too much to care. The express intent being to shaft middle England.

I suppose the only change is now those with too much to care no longer even pretend to seek an alliance.

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-395 Tue, 08 May 2012 08:42:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-395 (quote) “islands of wealth in the great cities contrast ever more vividly with the hinterlands of poverty” aka. gentrification

there are alternatives that you might enjoy strolling through

(quote) “For the third successive year, Vienna was ranked number one as European cities claimed more than half of the top 25 positions in Mercer’s 2011 Quality of Living index, which awards points for a range of criteria, including political and economic stability, culture, health and sanitation, quality of schools, public services and housing.”

http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29  /the-top-city-to-live-in-is/

a follow-up column would be interesting

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By: REMant http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-394 Tue, 08 May 2012 01:36:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-394 And it has long been such

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-390 Mon, 07 May 2012 16:33:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-390 I thought it fitting, even though I’m not Christian.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2012/05/07/a-london-divided-against-itself/#comment-389 Mon, 07 May 2012 16:32:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=291#comment-389 Blessed are the meek,for they shall inherit the earth.

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