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Newman backs former Blair aide for Labour Party top job

Our Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on how Croydon has two prominent candidates for the position of general secretary Tony Newman, the increasingly beleaguered leader of Croydon Council, has given his backing to his old mate David Evans as he … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s ex-aide Fisher: the leadership race is down to two

Until December, ANDREW FISHER (pictured left) was Jeremy Corbyn’s senior policy adviser. A member of Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party, over the weekend Fisher reflected on how he sees the outcome of his local members’ vote in the selection process … Continue reading

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Labour’s radical manifesto promises to end the housing crisis

Jeremy Corbyn this morning launched Labour’s manifesto for the General Election, in which he confirmed plans for wide-ranging re-nationalisation of public utilities, an £11billion windfall tax on the oil industry to pay for Labour’s environmental policies, and to build 100,000 … Continue reading

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South Norwood’s Andrew Fisher resigns as Corbyn aide

Andrew Fisher, the influential policy adviser to the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn and the author of the Labour’s widely admired 2017 For The Many Not The Few manifesto, is standing down from his position, in the latest shock … Continue reading

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Corbyn aide enters row over Lewis Hamilton’s tax record

Andrew Fisher, the chief policy adviser to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, last night jumped into the simmering row about the BBC’s annual sports review show by suggesting that if Lewis Hamilton wants to win Sports Personality of the Year, … Continue reading

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Labour pains as rival right-wing groups cling to control

WALTER CRONXITE on the north-south divide over candidate selection for next year’s council elections A war of words has broken out between rival right-wingers in Croydon’s Labour Party, as they fight to retain positions, patronage and power following their stunning … Continue reading

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Corbyn policy aide Andrew Fisher: ‘We changed politics’

Andrew Fisher, the former union official from Croydon who has been working as Jeremy Corbyn’s policy adviser for the past two years, says that many of the “political myths” of the 1990s have been laid to rest. “Socialist politics have … Continue reading

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‘I’m not influential’ says influential Labour figure

Andrew Fisher, the Croydon resident who is policy adviser to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, has said that his ranking as the ninth most influential figure on the left is “obviously nonsense”. But as Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party Conference … Continue reading

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Progress MP Reed can’t make Top 100 ‘figures of the left’

A Croydon political thinker and activist who survived an attempt to have him kicked out of the Labour Party is included in the top 10 of a respected political commentator’s “100 Most Influential People On The Left”, published ahead of … Continue reading

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Loyalty will be up for debate when Philp takes on Benn again

It’s The Posh-Off II: The Re-match. Chris Philp, now the Tory MP for Croydon South, is again to take on The Honorable Emily Benn at the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society in its first event of 2016, on a somewhat … Continue reading

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Fisher’s suspension lifted but the Progress purge continues

The Labour Party this afternoon announced that it had lifted the suspension on Andrew Fisher, the socialist author and party member from Croydon who has been appointed as policy adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader. The decision is likely … Continue reading

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Corbyn has ‘full confidence’ in aide, as Labour suspend Fisher

The Progress pogrom against Jeremy Corbyn claimed its first victim tonight, when Andrew Fisher, the Labour leader’s policy adviser, had his party membership suspended. Fisher, however, seems set to continue to work in Corbyn’s office and he confirmed to Inside … Continue reading

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Shadow chancellor McDonnell backs council on Living Wage

John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, paid a flying visit to the council this morning to endorse its work in making Croydon a Living Wage borough. After meeting the council leader, Tony Newman, and Labour councillors, McDonnell was taken on a … Continue reading

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Now Umunna plays role of Labour’s witch-finder general

Fair is foul and foul is fair… STEVEN DOWNES on how the witch-hunt within the Labour Party is going in Croydon It’s not Halloween for a couple of days yet, but the Murdoch press has banded together with right-wingers who … Continue reading

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Red Labour tells Emily Benn to drop Fisher expulsion call

A Labour members’ and campaigners’ grouping yesterday issued a statement where they said that they fear that Emily Benn, a West Thornton ward councillor, is “…being used by other, more sinister forces within the Parliamentary Party who are out to … Continue reading

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Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how the Labour  parliamentary candidate in Croydon South has been breaking party rules by supporting political rivals Efforts by the Progress wing of the Lambeth South/Croydon Labour Party to de-stabilise Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team could stumble … Continue reading

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Shadow chancellor McDonnell to speak at Croydon Assembly

John McDonnell and Andrew Fisher, two key players within Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership team, are among the invited speakers at the third Croydon Assembly, to be staged at Ruskin House on November 7. Entitled “Fighting the Tories – a Manifesto … Continue reading

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Undertones of McDonnell’s speech heard first in Croydon

If Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader thought that parts of the speech given at the Labour Party Conference today by John McDonnell, the new shadow chancellor, sounded familiar, then they really ought not be surprised. Many of the thoughts behind the … Continue reading

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Express opinions on migration that ignore the facts

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Tis the season to run scare stories about immigration, without any concern for reality, writes ANDREW FISHER We will soon be reading annual headlines about how immigrants want Christmas banned or about schools banning nativity plays. These are … Continue reading

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Jobs, homes and wages: Questions still to be answered

A Croydon-based economics commentator has issued a coruscating critique of the conference speech given in Manchester this week by Labour leader Ed Miliband, just months before his party faces an election which, if they win, will make him Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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How the Loadsamoney mentality has cost us our country

It does not take an Einsteinian definition of insanity to realise that there is something profoundly wrong in one of the world’s richest economies when there is an ever-increasing demand for food banks. Yet on discovering that our financial markets … Continue reading

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The council’s in a hole, and yet they still keep on digging

ANDREW FISHER, the author of a new book on the failed economics of the last four decades, says that the same mistakes are being repeated in £1 billion shopping centre-fixated Croydon In the 1930s, the economist John Maynard Keynes advocated … Continue reading

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Campaigners protest Bedroom Tax as “vilification of the poor”

More than 60 protesters braved pouring rain to protest against the Bedroom Tax outside Croydon Town Hall today. The protest was one of more than 50 demonstrations held concurrently across the country to oppose the measure that will mean that … Continue reading

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