Owen Jones

Croydon’s other riots, ten years on

Posted on March 4th, by Anthony Miller in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Anthony Miller considers Croydon’s lesser known riot in 2004

Is riot a language? Owen Jones of the Independent thinks so and tell us so in an article on water cannons. He is, of course, quoting Martin Luther King’s second most famous soundbite: “Riot is the language of the unheard”.

The water cannon is a very bad thing that can lead to activists getting a … Read More »

Grammar schools: For hard working children?

Posted on February 24th, by Cormac Mannion in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Adding to the grammar school debate, Cormac Mannion asks what value, if any, grammar schools have

In his article that recently appeared in the Croydon Citizen’s second print edition, Benjamin Flook rightly addressed the pressing issue of Croydon’s schools’ inability to cater for our rapidly expanding population. As a solution to this, Mr Flook suggested drawing on the success of neighbouring Sutton and … Read More »