Tag Archives: Progress

Honoured? It’s still a case of ‘who you know’, and who you pay

There were several Croydon figures in the New Year’s Honours list published on Saturday, many of them having been generous donors to political parties or time-serving journeymen for politicians, as KEN LEE reports The Cabinet Office is keen to emphasise … Continue reading

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MP Reed joins criticism of overdevelopment by Brick by Brick

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the splits emerging between Croydon’s Progress politicians over the profiteering plans for thousands of new homes across the borough Steve Reed OBE, the recently very reticent MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste], has raised … Continue reading

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MP Reed’s local party in climbdown over nomination meeting

Officials in Croydon North Constituency Labour Party have been forced to make a humiliating climbdown over their attempts to stage a leadership nomination meeting which sought to exclude the vast majority of the area’s members. Ann O’Connor, who was recently … Continue reading

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Lambeth approves ‘omni-shambles’ libraries closure plan

How democracy works in south London, Part 94… STEP 1: Lambeth’s “co-operative” council issues a consultation, cleverly entitled Vision 2020 (geddit?), outlining how the Labour-run Town Halls wants to implement the government’s austerity agenda by making deep cuts to its … Continue reading

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MP Reed clings to shadow job under ‘unelectable’ Corbyn

Never let it be said that Steve Reed OBE isn’t a… hmm… let’s call him a pragmatic politician. Although many others might regard him as a political chameleon or, worse, a hypocrite. Just a few weeks after declaring that Jeremy … Continue reading

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