Anti-racism campaigner Wadsworth wins High Court libel case

Marc Wadsworth, the prominent anti-racism campaigner, journalist and broadcaster from Thornton Heath, has won his libel case against the Jewish Chronicle, with the newspaper agreeing to pay “substantial compensation” and issue an apology. In an article on the publication’s website … Continue reading

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BME Forum ‘deeply troubled’ by Johnson’s racism report

Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic Forum has entered the row over the government’s controversial racism report that was published this week, saying that they were “deeply troubled” by its findings. The report has been accused this week of cherry-picking “data … Continue reading

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Sutton’s Tories in meltdown as they face “yellow wash”

The Liberal Democrats defied all national trends and their party’s unpopular part in the ConDem coalition to hold Stonecot ward with a 7.7 per cent swing from the Conservatives in last Thursday’s Sutton Council by-election. If repeated in the 2014 … Continue reading

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Jasper calls for better youth employment opportunities

Lee Jasper, the Respect candidate in the Croydon North by-election, has rejected accusations that he is standing to create a racial divide, asserting that, “We’ve not come to whip up racism. No, we’ve come to say we need equal opportunities.” … Continue reading

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Do you Have a Dream? Anniversary will be time to march again

Tomorrow, August 28, marks the 49th anniversary of the march on Washington DC and Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech delivered from the Lincoln Memorial to 200,000 followers. Lester Holloway, a leading councillor on the LibDem-controlled Sutton Council, … Continue reading

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Sutton councillor calls for “all-out war” on the Tories

Croydon politics may be a red-blue duopoly but next door in Sutton, the LibDems have just completed 25 years in charge. Here, Sutton councillor LESTER HOLLOWAY outlines his progressive approach to the national government coalition and the 2014 local elections … Continue reading

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