Tag Archives: Ted Knight

Council should block Hunt’s £1bn NHS cuts says Assembly

Candidates in May’s Town Hall elections are today being called upon to pledge to block any attempt to impose £1billion-worth of cuts to the NHS in south London. The Croydon Assembly is meeting today at Ruskin House to discuss cuts … Continue reading

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Croydon Assembly calls for an end to ‘Strong Leader’ council

The Croydon Assembly has issued an overt challenge to the leadership of Tony Newman and the Blairite clique who dominate Croydon Council, calling on them to stop “just being managers of austerity”. The Assembly, a coalition of Trades Unionists and … Continue reading

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Save Our Schools: Croydon Assembly debates education

The Croydon Assembly is meeting at Ruskin House on February 24 for a day’s debate and discussion entitled “Save Our Schools – Stop Education Cuts”. Work by the National Education Union and local Labour MP Sarah Jones has shown that … Continue reading

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Unions hold vote to reject ‘commercial’ Brick by Brick scheme

Croydon’s trade unionists will tonight vote on a proposal to oppose Brick by Brick’s attempts to build flats on a patch of green space next to Ruskin House, the historic home of the Labour movement in the borough. One of … Continue reading

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Ted Knight: ‘Council housing schemes favour developers’

Croydon has 4,500 households on the waiting list for council homes More than half of private tenants are dependent on housing benefit because rents have soared Almost 1,000 families were made homeless last year as a result of unaffordable private … Continue reading

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Why Croydon needs a People’s Plan to fix politics

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory is a stark indication that the political system is broken, not only in America but in Britain, too, says TED KNIGHT, pictured left, the chair of the Croydon Assembly Many people have … Continue reading

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Attila the Stockbroker to open People’s Assembly, Nov 26

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