Category Archives: 2016 EU referendum

It’s May’s day in Croydon as Conservative MPs snub Boris

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, who has not slept since June 22, reports on the latest shenanigans from the borough’s elected representatives at the Palace of Varieties Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell, Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, have today come out … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Police warn minorities to ‘stay vigilant’ against hate crimes

Muslims and other minority groups in Croydon have been warned by the police to “stay vigilant” and report hate crime following a spike of racist attacks after the Leave result in last week’s EU Referendum. The Muslim Association of Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon, June 2016: ‘Farage Lies’ and the signs of our times

We live in interesting times. One week on from what someone like Roosevelt might have described as “the Referendum that will go down in infamy”, and the graffiti artists who have been daubing the hoarding around what was once Taberner … Continue reading

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‘Prominent’ Tory whip is accused of back-stabbing Boris

WALTER CRONXITE umasks an MP who is reported to be using the “dark arts” of the whips’ office to try to stop Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister Tonight’s Evening Standard is reporting how the Tory whips’ office in Westminster is … Continue reading

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Brexit uncertainties could mean a crisis for Croydon’s face lift

In the aftermath of yesterday’s EU Referendum, WALTER CRONXITE finds some senior figures close to the £1.4bn Whitgift Centre redevelopment feeling very nervous about its prospects “The real fear now must be that Westfield walk away. They’ve done it before, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 EU referendum, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Referendum result sends UK hurtling towards breaking point

Nigel Farage this morning said that June 23 should go down as the country’s “independence day”. In fact, following the result of the referendum on membership of the European Union, yesterday will mark the beginning of the end of the … Continue reading

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Europe vote is proof we have reached an inflection point

Still undecided about how to vote in tomorrow’s EU Referendum? Don’t know who to believe? How about taking a step back and getting a dispassionate, independent view? Inside Croydon asked three American academics, in London to observe the process, JOHN … Continue reading

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Morgan goes ahead with Brexit event despite killing of Cox

Across the country, with less than a week to go before the EU Referendum, and all political campaigning has been shut down since Thursday’s shocking killing of Labour MP Jo Cox. Except in Coulsdon, where a community hall event organised … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Steve O'Connell, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon Brexit campaign go Dutch for their meeting leaflets

It is not entirely original to suggest that, with one look at leading figures in the Leave campaign, any reasonable person ought to be very concerned at the possible leadership of this country should they prevail in the EU Referendum … Continue reading

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Council is paying two £180,000 CEO salaries at same time

Hard-up Croydon Council could be paying the £180,000 per year wages for two chief executives this month. That’s according to an email from the borough’s departing CEO, Nathan Elvery. Elvery’s last day working in the £140million over-priced council offices he … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bishop says Britain should be leading in Europe, not leaving

The case for remaining in the European Union has the backing of the Bishop of Croydon, who says that Britain should adopt a greater, leading role in Europe. Jonathan Clark, who chaired Croydon Council’s Fairness Commission, has this week published … Continue reading

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Harvey heads line-up for Education in Crisis Assembly debate

Philipa Harvey, one of the National Union of Teachers’ national officers, and Ted Knight are among the key note speakers on June 28 when the Croydon Assembly stages an “Education in Crisis” meeting at Ruskin House in Croydon. Teachers are … Continue reading

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Brexit would cost London tourism billions, Twycross claims

Fiona Twycross, the London Assembly Member who lives in Croydon, has today joined the European Union referendum debate by claiming that Brexit would create a “devastating loss to London’s tourist economy”. London has been named as the world’s most popular … Continue reading

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Trades union leader Serwotka to speak at EU debate, Jun 9

The Croydon Assembly, in co-operation with the Croydon TUC, is staging a debate on Thursday, June 9 about Britain’s future membership of the European Union, ahead of the referendum later that month. Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public … Continue reading

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Grassroots Out campaign to stage EU meeting, May 12

There is to be a public meeting to discuss the EU referendum, organised by Grassroots Out Croydon, held in Coulsdon next Thursday, May 12. Described by the organisers as “A group of local campaigners presenting the case to leave the … Continue reading

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Trades unions are on the march in Croydon for May Day

Croydon Assembly is calling on all trades union and community activists to give their support this coming Saturday, April 30, to the Croydon TUC May Day March and Rally. Under the slogan “Uniting Communities to Defeat the Tories”, the trade unions … Continue reading

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Bungling Boris loses £900m and jeopardises tram extension

Financial and project mismanagement on a multi-million-pound scale under Boris Johnson means that whoever is elected to succeed London’s Tory Mayor in May will not have so much money available for major capital projects, such as the much-promised Tramlink extensions … Continue reading

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Just like cabinet, Croydon’s Tory MPs look split over Europe

The political posturing and positioning over the European referendum extends to Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, who appear to be split much like Prime Minister David Cameron’s cabinet. As one Westminster pundit has observed, the referendum on Britain’s membership of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments