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Political Croydon: The Nineties

Posted on May 5th, by David White in Politics & Society. 5 comments

David White’s series nears its end after taking us from 1960 to 1999

Croydon had been a boom town in the 1960s and 1970s, with massive office and retail redevelopment. However, by 1990 it had started to decline economically. A recession in the late 1980s had led to cutbacks and redundancies. House repossessions soared, and new technology reduced the number of workers needed in financial … Read More »



Captivated by Croydon Tech City: A review of Silicon Valley’s Nathan Gold

Posted on October 7th, by James Gill in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

James Gill reviews Nathan Gold’s ‘How To Captivate Any Audience’

Captivate, captivate, captivate (pardon the subconscious invoking of Tony Blair there) – these are surely the contemporary buzzwords for success and mobility. And nowhere is it more necessary to captivate than in the tech and start-up industries. In an increasingly diversified, networked and competitive earth, we need to captivate our audiences more than ever, and … Read More »



The dirty world of promoting

Posted on August 22nd, by Anthony Miller in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

After an illegal rave at the former East Croydon post office, Anthony Miller tries to understand why the authorities are powerless

Shut the doors of a train when a young girl might be liable to fall underneath because she’s out of her head on MCat, like train guard Christopher McGee, and the judge will send you away for five years for manslaughter. Help organise an … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Is it Labour’s year?

Posted on January 16th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. No Comments

After assessing the Tories’ reasons for optimism last week, Tom Black takes a look at where Labour have cause for cheer – and caution – in 2014

The national picture

There is a growing consensus that the Conservatives are going to have a tougher time than Labour in the run-up to the May elections. Their engineered split over Europe this week may have been defused for … Read More »