Evening Standard

Learning to love where you live – even if it’s Croydon

Posted on November 3rd, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

A guide to self-acceptance for anyone who remains embarrassed to be a citizen of Croydon

I love Croydon. I love it so much that I set up a fashion label to celebrate it. But – incredibly – it turns out that not everyone shares my sentiments.

It’s indisputable that Croydon has become a much more exciting and vibrant place to live in the past few years: we … Read More »

Economic development doesn’t just mean property (part 2)

Posted on February 5th, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

In part two of Sean Creighton’s look into the local economy, he explores the ideas of the  Centre for Local Economic Studies

I decided to write about the fragility of the property industry after reading an article in the Evening Standard by Anthony Hilton. In this article I will be taking a closer look at the alternative economic ideas from the Centre for Local Economic … Read More »

Middle Class Flight is Not All it’s Cracked-Up to Be

Posted on December 5th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 5 comments

The Evening Standard’s poor coverage of Croydon has struck again – the most troubling thing is there’s some truth in it. But we might be glad to be rid of Mike Webb’s “middle class” after all.

In sadly predictable fashion for the Standard (see here), a complex local demographic issue has been rendered into a simplistic, baseless story about riots causing some sort of middle class exodus. The … Read More »