A Deptford pub named after the former job centre it now occupies has been accused of "insulting" the area and making unemployment "a joke".Oh? By anyone we should be listening to?
Lewisham People Before Profit have written to pub company Antic...Ah. That's a 'no', then?
...asking them to change the name of The Job Centre pub - which has been given a generally positive reception until now.By which you mean, normal people aren't fussed, but a bunch of idiots have spat their dummies...
Their letter states: "In the case of your bar, the Job Centre name you have chosen underscores the fact that a location that once housed a service for the many struggling people in the neighbourhood has been replaced with a bar catering to those who can afford the sort of upmarket pub food your website promises.
"By choosing to decorate with an ‘eclectic mix of vintage décor and quirky design features inspired by its function as a place that once served the unemployed’ (a quotation from your website), you turn the experience of the unemployed—an experience so widespread and painful in the current climate that it is literally driving people to suicide—into a style feature for the amusement of those with disposable cash."Translation: "Sod off, yuppies! We need the sort of underclass that might vote for us in this area (always assuming they can stop watching 'Jeremy Kyle' for ten minutes)..."