Category Archives: Fairfield

Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

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Veteran Car Run to return to the streets of Croydon in 2018

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will return to the roads of Croydon in November, but this time with the highly polished old bangers pootling down a street near you from two separate directions. Last autumn the car rally … Continue reading

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Alexei Sayle to headline opening event of #Justice4Marc tour

Marc Wadsworth, the anti-racism activist who was expelled from the Labour Party last month, begins a national tour to raise funds for his reinstatement campaign tomorrow night in central London, where his support act is comedian Alexei Sayle. So there … Continue reading

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The more things change, the more they stay just the same

Bleary-eyed after just a couple of hours’ sleep, our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers on the local election results Four years ago, the Prime Minister was David Cameron, Nick Clegg was leader of the LibDems and … Continue reading

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Jobs for the boys, as Tony’s cronies are promised promotion

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Labour leader Tony Newman is already handing out jobs to councillors, and wannabe councillors, ahead of next week’s Town Hall elections. As WALTER CRONXITE notes, it may be a sign of supreme confidence, or absolute contempt for the … Continue reading

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MP Reed hails victory as Barratts pay £2m Citiscape bill

House-builders Barratts have agreed to pay the £2million bill to replace the unsafe Grenfell-style cladding on the Citiscape development in central Croydon. The move, announced last night, was immediately claimed as some sort of victory by the Tory Government, who … Continue reading

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Scott skulks into the chamber late and avoids protestors

Paul Scott, the controversial chair of Croydon’s planning committee, ducked out of attending the start of last night’s full council meeting, when a demonstration was staged outside the Town Hall against the Brick by Brick overdevelopments across the borough, which … Continue reading

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