Is anyone going to buy any bits of Birmingham then?
Seeing as its all now for sale
I might buy a cell from here….
for mine and Hora’s weekly role-play evening.
So which bit would you fancy? And are there any other bits of Britains various cities you wouldn’t mind a piece of? As Birmingham’s fire sale surely signals the way forward for our great metropolisPosted 4 years ago
There’s a comment on there that makes me go “err…” –
These employers have now had long enough to settle up but have chosen to drag things out for as long as possible,thus incurring extra charges.Now they threaten to sell off major assets that really belong to the people,not them.They should be prosecuted!
I’m not sure how prosecution would resolve the thing, other than making even more painfully expensive than it already is?Posted 4 years agoBaronVonP7Subscriber
I musty be reading it wrong (original BBC story):
The council has agreed settlements with thousands of women who were paid less than workers – mainly men – who did equivalent jobs.
… did they also employ elves, goats and umpalumpas and pay them more than the women? 😯Posted 4 years agohoraMember
The whole thing is madness. The bin men in Birmingham WERE overpaid however they do a hazzardous, dirty job that not everyone wants either. Whereas a dinner lady (apart from hot liquids) is working INDOORS, warm, no germs, no risk of being out on the road in all weathers picking up sharps etc accidently, pulling your back out.. etc etc.
So to demand EQUALITY is madness. Such are unions and activists down there.
My sis in law works there and its caused huge problems for everyone including WOMEN who had nothing to with the original dispute. Everyones jobs are now affected and potentially at risk. Thank you Unions, law firms and activists, well done.Posted 4 years ago
What about that bloke in accounts with the soup-stained tie though? Barry! The one with the dubious personal hygiene, who has 12 fag breaks a day.
Is he worth more than a dinner lady? Eh? Is he?
Rise up dinner ladies of Birmingham!! You have nothing to lose but your Bingo wings!!!!Posted 4 years agocoreMember
My local council (which I happen to work for) is getting rid of a lot of assets, mainly in the form of property, but is simply transferring ownership of many to parish or town councils for no fee, just to reduce long term maintenance costs.
If the parish/town councils refuse to take them on then it’s off to private auction that doesn’t get advertised locally…..Posted 4 years ago
Wasn’t there a decent Rock Club at the back of the old Bull Ring, seem to recall it had 3/4 floors and a Band Stage. Eeeeek #scratcheshead wasn’t it called Yatseys or something like?
I spent best part of a year travelling there on Saturday nights when the epic Hair Metal (Dokken/Ratt/VanHalen etc.) movement was going on.
I don’t think I’ll buy it now of course cos’ it’ll be full of thrashmetalists and goths no doubt..Posted 4 years agohatterSubscriber
Ah yes, Edwards No.8, bloody great place until it burnt down, my mate big metal Tim was the doorman there for years, had 4 great NYE’s there as well.
There was a short lived power metal night there called plastic sword, competitive air guitar to the max!
Alright then, I’ll pay £20 for the bit where Eddies usd to be, flatten the sterile yuppie flats that are there now and rebuild the temple of rock!Posted 4 years ago
Ok Brummies, what was that Music Shop near Aston just off the big roundabout called? I spent many a happy hour in there playing all sorts of guitars and went for an audition with the resident guitar tech there. The shop had a very long but thin guitar set of rows from floor to ceiling and the guitar tech there looked like one of the lads out of Tobruk (as in Wild on the Run)
Any ideas? If it’s still there I’ll but that bit too.Posted 4 years ago
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