‘In Calais with Stella Creasy’

There is a long article in today’s New Statesman about Dr. Stella Creasy’s recent visit to the Calais refugee camp:

http://www.newstatesman.com/world/europe/2016/09/calais-stella-creasy-how-politicians-are-trying-change-refugee-policy

For sure, there will be the usual accusations that this is another example of her penchant for grandstanding.

But I doubt if such comment is fair.

Dr. Creasy has her failings, as I have suggested before, not least her silence on a whole slew of local Town Hall scandals.

But no-one can reasonably contest her strong commitment to helping the less well off, or her bravery in standing up to online bullying.

It says a lot about Momentum that its members are regularly discussing how to de-select Dr. Creasy, while remaining largely silent about Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer (‘Sleeping John, as he has become known locally), whose record inside and outside Parliament is inferior, and who commutes into the borough from South London.

Related Posts

Stella Creasy’s views on local government: getting better, but not yet best

‘John Cryer MP Once Lived Here’ UPDATED

Asbestos matters: John Cryer MP keeps stum, too

John Cryer and the EU: always read the small print

John Cryer’s moonlight flit – the speculation continues

Leave a Reply