What difference would the red Tories make to Croydon?

Posted on August 6th, by Peter Latham in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Labour is failing to address structural inequalities, and would have clobbered Croydon just as hard as the Tories, argues Peter Latham

The recent Tory budget, as Croydon North Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Local Government Steve Reed correctly notes, is a disaster for thousands of Croydon families because:

Cuts in tax credits will clobber low-paid working parents who could be up to £1,000 worse off, according to … Read More »

No plan B: should Croydon pin its hopes on Westfield?

Posted on November 25th, by Peter Latham in Economics & Business. 2 comments

The wonder of Westfield? Peter Latham isn’t so sure

What kind of economy do we need in Croydon? The Croydon Trades Union Council’s (CTUC) commentary and recommendations on Croydon Council’s Growth Plan, issued in August 2014, have been ignored by the new Labour council which, like its Conservative neo-liberal predecessors, puts a great deal of faith in the potential benefits from the Westfield/Hammerson redevelopment of … Read More »