Press Cuttings

Feb 022018
 
In Haringey the people have taken over, not the hard left

Aditya Chakrabortty in The Guardian – 1 February 2018 The day Claire Kober quit as head of Haringey council in north London, I remembered a car ride from long ago. It was 2016, just after Christmas, and I was in a Fiesta, being driven around by a couple from Tottenham. We shared sepia-tinted memories – Read More…

Feb 022018
 
Haringey Council leader quits in landmark victory for Corbyn supporters and Labour left

The Independent – 30 January 2018 Claire Kober, who has held the post since 2008, said she would step down after May’s local elections amid controversy over a huge regeneration scheme in the borough. Her departure is the latest incident in the ongoing battle between centrist Labour representatives and left-wing members who have joined since Read More…

Jan 242018
 
Labour NEC takes unusual step of telling Labour-run council to halt major housing development scheme

The Independent – 24 January 2018 The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) requested Haringey Council put a stop to the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV), a major regeneration plan that will see £2bn of public assets transferred to a private fund partly managed by a major property developer. Concerns about the controversial plan were raised at Read More…

Jan 232018
 
Labour's Ruling NEC Votes To Urge Haringey Council To Pause Controversial Housing Plan

Huffington Post – 23/01/2018 The unprecedented move follows a bitter battle in the London borough after local activists deselected Labour councillors who backed the so-called Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV). The project, which is opposed by trade unions and many local party members, intended to transfer large tracts of public land and commercial property to a Read More…

Jan 152018
 

From the Sunderland Echo – 15 January 2018   Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts. The stricken company, which employs 20,000 workers across Britain, said crunch talks Read More…

Jan 032018
 
Haringey council suffers another blow as cabinet minister quits

Morning Star – Wednesday January 30 2017 The widely criticised Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) will transfer large swathes of public land in the north London borough to a partnership between the council and the Australian developer Lendlease. Many Labour councillors favouring the HDV have been deselected, while others have stood down in the expectation that Read More…

Dec 282017
 
Residents need clarity over their homes in Haringey

The Guardian – 27 December 2017 Dozens of controversial regeneration schemes are being pursued on council estates across the UK, leading to bitter political controversy. In Haringey, north London, the council’s plan to partner with with developer LendLease and to put potentially billions’ worth of council assets and thousands of council homes into a joint Read More…