Category Archives: Gavin Barwell

Mayor refuses to say if Barwell was questioned over Grenfell

Unlike most people when newly out of work, gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell didn’t spend his first day of unemployment looking for a new job. The £150,000 per year Downing Street chief of staff until Boris Johnson’s coronation on Wednesday, Barwell spent … Continue reading

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Having a Mayor: Who might be candidates for Town Hall?

Who might be the likely runners if Croydon were to reform the governance of the borough on its head and bring in a directly elected mayor? Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, considers some likely, and less-likely, candidates This is, of … Continue reading

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MP Jones calls on government to spend £1bn on sprinklers

Today marks 10 years since the Lakanal House fire in Southwark, where six people – including young mothers and their infant children – were killed when flames and smoke spread through a council-owned high-rise. Yet an investigation conducted by Sarah … Continue reading

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Did Barwell have his collar felt over the Grenfell fire tragedy?

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the continuing interrogation of senior Tory government figures over their inaction and incompetence Is it possible that Gavin Barwell, one of a string of Tory housing ministers who before the 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy failed … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s ‘legacy’: a racist as successor, and Grenfell guilt

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE hot-footed it to the House of Commons this lunchtime for Theresa Mayhem’s 90th session of PMQs, where this part of south London had a prominent part With the clock ticking down on the disastrous Premiership … Continue reading

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Barwell and the ignored warnings that led to Grenfell tragedy

Gavin Barwell, the former housing minister and sometime Conservative MP for Croydon Central, could be hauled up before the public inquiry into the Grenfell disaster after an investigation by the website Inside Housing today published correspondence which shows that he, … Continue reading

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Tory leadership rivals express contempt for Barwell’s team

It would appear that no matter how hard Gavin Barwell and his Croydon cronies try to polish up their CVs after their disastrous couple of years at the heart of one of the most incompetent governments in this country’s long … Continue reading

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