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From Mickey Mouse to Marx, the People’s Republic of B and H.

Vodka131I was intrigued  to see that our local rag ‘The Argus’ has begun to take note of the  now burgeoning but apparently ‘joke’ People’s Republic of Brighton and Hove, even more interesting is scanning through the muttering dissent from the humourless ‘whatever next’ Daily Mail reader brigade on the  comments page ,to whom I would say, come on, folks, down a G and T or two and lighten up the PRBH are hardly a threat to your suburban bliss…. yet! I’m quite looking forward to the picnic in Preston Park on Sunday.

The photograph above was taken at the back of London Road a couple of years ago when the street was at it’s nadir  prior to it’s recent  and ongoing ‘Hoxtonisation’.  Have a look at http://www.thestraggler.net/londonRoad.html if you would like to see some more.

Here’s another very Brighton image from the same series. Live the dream.

Live the dream. London Road

People’s Republic of Brighton and Hove

Plaice state177I read in today’s Guardian there is a move afoot to declare UDI for Brighton and Hove and announce a People’s Republic seeing that we now appear on the political map as a maverick island in a sea of blue conservatism. It resembles the opening credits to Dad’s Army, a brave little outpost nudging away the evil oppressors, I’m  sure we’ll not be fighting them on the beaches but hopefully we will not surrender. Brighton is more of the Groucho than the Karl persuasion and should we have to elect a new leader for our break away republic Russell Brand would be an ideal candidate, in my view he would  win it hands down.  Good luck to the Kemp Town resistance movement in their bid to join us.

The top photograph shows our newly created internal security force guarding key fish and chip installations around the city.

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