John McDonnell


Is social media and local government a help or a hindrance?

Posted on February 16th, by Robert Ward in Opinion. 1 Comment

Local news outlets, with fewer and fewer journalists, find easy pickings mostly on Twitter

Social media is the new(ish) thing. There’s hardly a television news item that doesn’t mention it somewhere. Broadcasters want to show they’re hip, and in a world where people expect their news to be instant and free it gives journalists an easy news item without having to leave their desks.

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Croydon Assembly: building a campaign for Croydon residents’ real needs

Posted on November 3rd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Sean Creighton anticipates the inaugural meeting of the Croydon Assembly, committed to working for real change locally

With a general election due in May next year, Croydon Trade Union Council (CTUC) believes it is time to fight back against the attacks on the standard of living of the majority of Croydonians and the running down of services they need to use, and against the obsession … Read More »