Tag Archives: Ken Livingstone

City Hall finances means no happy ending for trams fairy story

There was a time, not so long ago, when London had a well-funded, well-thought-out public transport network. Or was it just a fairy story? Following yesterday’s exclusive Inside Croydon report about how capital works on the tram network are to … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Local Labour group call for White’s suspension to be lifted

Croydon Central Constituency Labour Party is backing David White in his appeal against suspension from the party over his Ken Livingstone/Zionist/Hitler tweet. It is the first formal declaration of support for life-long party member White from his comrades in Croydon … Continue reading

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Labour suspends Croydon Central secretary over Hitler tweet

The Labour Party has suspended David White, the secretary of the Croydon Central constituency party, following complaints over a single tweet sent a fortnight ago in defence of Ken Livingstone, after the former London Mayor’s Hitler and Zionism brain belch. … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Hewlett, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Come and meet London Mayor Boris. Only 10 quid a time

Who says Inside Croydon doesn’t promote local Tory events? Rhetorical question, to which the answer is the self-serving MP for Croydon Central, Gary Barlow. Look what the Croydon Conservatives sent out to anyone on their email circulation list yesterday, including … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Ian Parker, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Boris plan wants to bulldoze West Croydon bus station

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Plans announced this week suggest a drastic solution to the issue of bus and tram congestion alongside the soon-to-be £1billion Hammersfield shopping centre – knock down the bus garage. The replacement proposed, says ANDREW PELLING, lacks imagination, proper … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Commuting, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Has George Galloway lost his Respect for Croydon?

Despite promises made a few months ago of being in south London politics for the long-term, George Galloway’s Respect Party may not being fielding a single candidate in Croydon’s local council elections in May. Lee Jasper, Respect’s candidate in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Croydon North, Ken Livingstone, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How much is your vote worth? Fisher reckons 50p a week

Things must be getting bad for florid-faced Mike Fisher, the Conservative leader of Croydon Council, who this morning announced at a poorly attended media briefing that he is to offer the borough’s residents a £3 million bribe – paid for out … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Dudley Mead, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oi! Could the Town Hall do the Lambeth Walk under Labour?

Croydon’s Labour party looks like adopting a new approach to offer to the electorate ahead of the 2014 local elections. Labour wants to offer “a council run for the town, not the Town Hall”, according to the deputy leader of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Lambeth Council, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Livingstone’s having a laugh in Croydon: May 17

It’s a good job Ken Livingstone says he will not seek elected office again, because he would never again be able to refute suggestions that he’s a right comedian after this Friday night in Croydon. The former Mayor of London … Continue reading

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Newman calls on Merton to honour Ken’s incinerator pledge

Tony Newman, the leader of the opposition Labour group on Croydon Council, has called on his counterpart at Merton, Stephen Alambritis, to do the decent thing and get his council to withdraw its approval of the south London incinerator planned … Continue reading

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