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john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Co-op Credit Union rebrands with international co-op marque logo
"Your honesty does you credit, but I'm sure if you went to google 'images' you would find one you could use and in the case of the Co-op marque I don't think the ICA or Co-ops UK would object. I'll go and have a search later."
Jun 4
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Co-op Credit Union rebrands with international co-op marque logo
"HELP this is not the international co-op marque, the blue clover leaf symbol is the one used just by the Co-op Group Manchester. The Global one is in a straight line CO-OP. it s used extensively round the world."
Jun 1
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Discount store to open at Portsmouth Retail Park this weekend
"This is an excellent chain. never mind the rumours about Morrisons the group should acquire Home Bargains. they could learn a lot about buying from them."
May 18
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Could better governance have saved co-operatives in the past?
"I agree its when they try and act like companies, and fail to follow basic Co-op accounting principles : never spend more than you earn : make sure all the directors understand basic accounting. Never borrow money on the money markets. Never borrow…"
May 13
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Central England Co-operative announces multi million investments
"Good News"
Feb 13
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Manhattan Cakes to get turned into a funeral parlour
"Monday to Friday they previously opened M to Sat but I assume that as the Co-op is closing the food branch, they assume less pass trade will come, so are taking a chance to have a weekends off !!!"
Feb 12
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Manhattan Cakes to get turned into a funeral parlour
"HELP this is not true. Manhattan cakes will still be there with an extended food range from M to F. this because the shop next door a 'Co-operative food' store is closing, and being converted into a Funeral branch. There are two other local Co-opera…"
Feb 12
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Social housing is being driven by profit. Tenants must fight back
"how true. many of us still remember Clays Lane Housing Co-operative society. It was a financially sound Society with a reserve fund of £2million. the 400 single people lived in blocks of flats named after the Rochdale Pioneers. the housing regulator…"
Feb 7
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?
"We used to have waxed paper straws. what happened to them ? how about just banning plastic straws or just put £1.00 tax on each straw. Who needs them? The only time I ever use them, is to suck the air out of plastic food bags before putting in freez…"
Feb 2
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Virgin Trains to resume Daily Mail sales
"Democracy is about allowing people to read a variety of papers, books etc. I read the Daily mail once a week and the Telegraph, Times, independent and Morning Star almost daily. my father always said "read the Telegraphy and Morning Star somewhere b…"
Jan 16
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Paper outlines a co-operative vision for the collaborative economy
"Too small to see, do you have a copy you could post me Geoff ?"
Nov 10, 2017
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion 'Death Island': Britain's 'concentration camp' in Russia
"This was what was called 'The war of intervention' The allies mainly US, UK and Japan in the far east, invaded Russia to try to put the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution down. They were supposedly supporting the 'Whites', Russians opposed to the Bolsheviks.…"
Oct 19, 2017
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion New website created to raise awareness of employee ownership as a business option
"450.000 SME's businesses a year are converting from companies to Co-operative Societies, with employee ownership, in Europe. The message that the Co-operative model is a viable and sustainable model and superior to the capitalist, one seems at long…"
Jul 17, 2017
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Council quashes fears regarding 4m seawall along Southsea seafront
"They have already raised the sea wall at the north side of Portsmouth by 2 / 3 meters. the sea levels will continue to rise all round the world."
Jul 14, 2017
john brian harrington replied to EMPOWER ADMIN's discussion Save the art Lodge. or as they would put it, it is not about the Monet!!
"Tell the council a 10 % increase would be excessive, over 100% is extortion. Who do they think they are a loan shark?"
Jun 24, 2016
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