Understanding the other: the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society

Croydon Constitutionalist Mike Swadling writes in the Croydon Citizen about a local society and the need to be able to differ for the benefit of society.

“Debating societies are designed to test your skills in truly understanding a different view”

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Council Spending – The price of taking pride

As part of a focus on wasteful spending in Croydon, Mike Swadling has written in the Croydon Citizen about the council’s ‘Cultural Growth Fund‘.

Comments on the Croydon Citizen Facebook page make interesting reading and highlight council spending on BoxPark.

Being priced out of the Croydon job market – Croydon Citizen

As part of his acceptance speech at the local election count last month, Tony Newman suggested within the council’s powers, they do just that. The new council wants to create “a living wage borough, not just a living wage council”.    Michael Swadling writes in the Croydon Citizen about the folly of this plan. https://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/priced-croydon-job-market/

Comments on the Facebook post give an interesting insight into the lack of awareness of the downside of minimum wage policies.


Two years on and Brexit is still going strong – Croydon Citizen

Following our public meeting on 24 May Chris Philp MP and London Assembly Member David Kurten.  Michael Swadling has written about the meeting and our ongoing campaign in Croydon – https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/two-years-on-and-brexit-is-still-going-strong/.