Jeremy Corbyn

Summer news in brief

Posted on September 10th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The big stories of the summer in a handy round-up

Croydon Council sets sights on Bakerloo Line extension

In late July, Croydon Council began public moves to lobby Transport for London to place the long-proposed extension of the Bakerloo Line in Croydon. The extension has previously been earmarked for Bromley, but an apparent lack of support for the idea on Bromley Council … Read More »

Corbyn comes to Croydon, and brings the Tardis with him

Posted on August 13th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 10 comments

#JezHeCan – Robert Ward goes back to the future at a political meeting

Sometimes life takes you by surprise. 4th August’s Ruskin House meeting when Jeremy Corbyn came to town was one of them.

It started quietly as I caught an early bus, arriving a half hour before the scheduled start. Low-key too at the main entrance, just a small sign indicating the side … Read More »

Should Gavin Barwell be worried about the ‘Corboom’?

Posted on August 6th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 10 comments

Robert Ward recently asked where the inspiring speakers of yesteryear had gone. Labour seems to have found one, but could Jeremy Corbyn really mobilise a party capable of changing Croydon’s political landscape?

Watching from the sidelines, the race for the leadership of the Labour Party has become quite a show.

It didn’t start out that way. Once the nominations closed it looked like we … Read More »

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 »