Croydon Constitutionalists

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The Future of the BBC – Live Zoom event, new article on Tax Reform and local news & events...

Originally cancelled during the start of lockdown we are now delighted to announce our forum on the Future of the BBC will be held on Friday 6th November, via Zoom. 
We have a new article on Tax Reform from Josh L. Ascough.  We bring more news of the omnishambles that (sadly for local taxpayers) is Croydon Council, and The Full Brexit have a new on-line event later this month.

The Future of the BBC – Live Zoom event

The debate too hot for the BBC to handle… (we asked they declined)’.  The Croydon Constitutionalists are delighted to host a forum on the Future of the BBC.

Croydon Councillor Jeet Bains, Sofia Svihurova former Brighton Group Leader of the Libertarian Party and Harry Fone of the TaxPayers’ Alliance will present their views on what’s next for the Corporation.

We will then hold a panel discussion with questions, followed by an opportunity for all to get involved.

Join us 6pm Friday 6th November by Zoom.
Register here for details

Tax Reform – The Philosophical and Economic argument against Direct Taxation and for Indirect Taxation

Josh L. Ascough writes:

“People engage in market activity based on mutual, consensual exchange; government on the other hand is coercion. When people engage in market exchange, they do so because they perceive there to be a benefit, this benefit is subjective. However, because tax is non voluntary, they do not indicate any sort of benefit”

“the only way to ensure economic progress and the increase in the standard of living, is to increase the per head capita investment, which is only possible if people are saving and investing to allow the expansion of capital investment, and the furthering of the division of labour”

“The nature of this premise is rooted in the desire to control how our fellow man operates; how he uses his property and values, and how much of his values and property are permitted for him to assess and access”

Full article -

Croydon Council Update

As Croydon Council’s financial crisis grows the cabinet member for finance, Councillor Simon Hall, has resigned from the role, with the poisoned chalice being given to Councillor Callton Young OBE.
Not a moment too soon Councillor Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council has announced that he will be resigning from the position.  No date has been given but it will require the Labour Group to elect a new leader.
“Both resignations come just two weeks after the pair survived a vote of no confidence proposed by the Conservative opposition”
ONLONDON has a good article about the financial problems in Croydon and the Directly Elected Mayor of Croydon (DEMOC) campaign

Economic Policy after Brexit and COVID-19: Taking Control


The Full Brexit are hosting an online event on 29 October, 20:00-21:30 on the post Brexit, Post Covid world with:
Professor Costas Lapavitsas, renowned economist, former member of the Greek parliament, and author of The Left Case Against the EU, and
Professor Bill Mitchell, one of the leading lights of Modern Monetary Theory, and co-author, with Thomas Fazi, of Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World.

Register for detials at:

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Dan Heaton & Mike Swadling

Croydon Constitutionalists

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