Jeremy Corbyn

Now is the time for all politicians to be radical

Posted on July 6th, by Daniel Deefholts in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Labour’s big win in Croydon Central suggests that it is on track to keep control of the council next year, but can old-school socialism revive the borough?

One month ago, the nation and local community in Croydon Central were left in an uncertain state – an election with an inconclusive result left a nation apprehensive and politically divided. I spent election week confident, politically hungry, and optimistic … Read More »

Losing stinks – but the Croydon Conservatives will be back

Posted on June 23rd, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 6 comments

An activist’s-eye-view of this month’s general election in Croydon Central, which ended with the defeat of Conservative Gavin Barwell and victory for Labour’s Sarah Jones

Losing stinks. On 8th June, the Conservatives lost Croydon Central and, as a Croydon Conservative, that hurt. That we had such a fine candidate, and the fact that I along with many others had put considerable effort into getting Gavin Barwell re-elected, … Read More »

Sarah Jones has gained Croydon Central for Labour

Posted on June 9th, by Zach Baker in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Croydon Central result changes Croydon’s political map for first time since 2005

After a long night of counting and deliberation, the results came in for Croydon’s three constituencies. Croydon North and Croydon South have been traditionally safe seats for the Labour and Conservative parties respectively. This year’s results kept those seats in the red and blue columns. However Croydon Central swung left and was gained by the … Read More »

Like talking to a Brick by Brick wall

Posted on March 10th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The cabinet’s response to important questions about the council’s new wholly-owned property company was deeply concerning

Croydon Labour wants to convince us that it does a great job running council finances. Council video clips now routinely include a reference to its financial acumen.

Unsurprising, since financial competence is a Labour weak point in the mind of the electorate. A glimpse of why was Monday 20th February’s cabinet … Read More »

Who’s really responsible for the ‘saga of Southern’?

Posted on September 15th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The train blame game is putting Southern to shame, but is it as plain as they claim?

Train delays on services from Croydon? The consensus is it’s all Southern’s fault, or rather Govia Thameslink Railways’ (GTR’s) fault as the parent company.

That the Labour Party jumps on that bandwagon is unsurprising. Their far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn sees nationalisation as the solution to pretty much everything.

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Should Donald Trump be barred from entering Croydon?

Posted on January 25th, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society, Topical. No Comments

Max Shirley looks at a big story from a local perspective

Should we ban a potential US presidential candidate from entering the UK?

Donald J. Trump is a sixty-nine-year-old American business magnate, billionaire, investor and potential Republican candidate in the 2016 US Presidential Elections. He also has blonde, flowing locks, which I can’t take my eyes off. Trump has been in the news quite a bit … Read More »

Campaign for a nuclear free Croydon

Posted on January 19th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Opposition to Trident renewal isn’t just leftie idiocy, says Sean Creighton. So why can’t it get a hearing?

On Thursday 14th January, the Croydon Guardian ran an article on its website concerning the differences in the Labour Party over whether or not to replace Trident. The story contains no comments from local Labour Party activists.

While the article gives a lot of column coverage for the … Read More »

From Croydon to the Tory conference and back again

Posted on October 15th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Local Conservative Robert Ward headed up north for his party’s conference this year, and kept an eye on matters affecting Croydon

You may have noticed party conference season has ended. Not the highlight of your year, perhaps, nor indeed mine. But as a new member of the Conservative Party, I had signed up in February assuming there would either be an election victory to celebrate, … Read More »

The Corbyn Citizen: How it might just work

Posted on October 1st, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

After Robert Ward’s more pessimistic prediction, unashamed Corbynista Tom Black foretells a year of quiet success for Labour’s new leader, writing from the perspective of 2016

What a difference a year makes. As conference season gears up again, the mood in the various political camps has changed. While Labour looks a lot more optimistic – and certainly more united – than last year, we should … Read More »

The Corbyn Citizen: How it might go wrong

Posted on September 24th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 9 comments

Robert Ward looks into his crystal ball to see what Jeremy Corbyn’s win might bring to Croydon and the rest of the UK in the next twelve months

At the time, no-one had any idea of what might happen next. Now, one year on from the political earthquake of the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party, there is much on which … Read More »