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The Public Gallery: Suspensions and appeals

Posted on November 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Tom Black takes a break from the Barwell/Jones 2015 prizefight and looks at two setbacks for smaller parties in Croydon

Anti-incinerator judicial review fails, appeal planned

Shasha Khan, who has been the face of the Stop The Incinerator campaign for some years, has had all four of his grounds for legal challenge thrown out. The news is a blow to Khan and to the campaign, as … Read More »

The Public Gallery: Slow cars and slower judicial reviews

Posted on October 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 7 comments

Tom Black explores one of the ‘hot’ issues dividing Croydon, and prepares to twiddle his thumbs for a while

Is twenty plenty, or merely trendy?

How fast should cars be allowed to drive on residential roads?

If you accept the current situation as fine, then you’d say 30mph.

If you were part of our local governing party, Croydon Labour, you’d say 20mph.

If you … Read More »

The Public Gallery: Boris and Lucas on the campaign trail ’14

Posted on May 15th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

The polls open one week from today. In another bumper TPG (there is an election coming up, after all) Tom Black reviews another intense week of campaigning – with ‘celebrity’ guests

Caroline Lucas MP raises Green spirits even further than usual

Shouts to Andrew Pelling of ‘are you going to join the Greens next, Andrew?’ were the first thing I became aware of when … Read More »

The Public Gallery: No green peace for the left

Posted on April 17th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 2 comments

In a three-part bonanza edition, Tom Black casts his eye over willfully odd candidate selections, conflict on the left and an increasingly uncertain election result

Just how few Conservatives are there in Thornton Heath?

It’s no secret that all political parties have their ‘less-than-winnable’ areas. Since I started TPG last September, I must have mentioned it a dozen times. Both major parties often deploy … Read More »

Why I launched a legal challenge against the incinerator

Posted on February 12th, by Shasha Khan in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

In an in-depth report, Croydon’s ‘Green Knight’ explains why he feels the planned Beddington Lane incinerator is an unacceptable threat to Croydonians’ health

In the summer of 2008, I contributed to a 5,000 word document submitted to the first public consultation organised by the South London Waste Partnership, made up of the councils of Croydon, Sutton Kingston and Merton.

In May 2013 … Read More »

The Public Gallery: The Other Guys

Posted on January 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 9 comments

So far, Tom Black has analysed the hopes and possibilities for the Tories and Labour in 2014. Now, in this bumper special, he turns his attention to the other three parties trying to make an impact in May’s local election

The tired veteran: the Liberal Democrats

As past TPGs (and a full-length article) have shown, the Lib Dems in their various guises over the years … Read More »