Category Archives: Croydon Central

#SouthernFail: 94% of Croydon rush hour services are late

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on a report that confirms the bleedin’ obvious A National Audit Office report has confirmed what Croydon commuters have known for more than three years: they daily endure the worst train performance in the whole … Continue reading

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MP Jones promoted as PPS to Labour’s housing team

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on an early promotion for Croydon’s newest MP Sarah Jones has made an impressive early move up the greasy pole of Westminster politics by being appointed as PPS – Parliamentary Private Secretary – to John Healey, … Continue reading

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MP Jones describes Government nursery cuts as ‘a disgrace’

Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central, has branded as “a disgrace” the Government decision to cut a grant to a specialist nursery in South Croydon which, for the past 40 years, has helped school-aged mums get back into … Continue reading

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Philp left to ponder as PM’s reshuffle passes him by

The government’s failed reshuffle was an even bigger failure for one Croydon politician, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Chris Philp, the forever-thrusting Tory MP for Croydon South, might well be asking himself what he’s done wrong, after he was left out … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Batman and Robin act behind reshuffle shambles

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a clusterfuck of a cabinet reshuffle which had finger prints from a couple of Croydon notables all over it Ever since they were reunited as a team at No10 Downing Street, the dynamic … Continue reading

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Tories back landlord licences that Barwell called a Tenants’ Tax

The Conservative government is about to embrace a Labour manifesto policy on landlord licensing that, only a few months ago, was being dismissed by the then Tory housing minister as “nonsensical”. It will come as no surprise to Inside Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Tories’ reward for failure: ex-MP Barwell gets £31,000 pay hike

A 22% pay rise, plus winding-up expenses, jobs for the boys (and girl), resettlement grants and a very generous redundancy package means that one Croydon Conservative has never had it so good. And all at your expense, as WALTER CRONXITE … Continue reading

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