Tag Archives: Brexit

This is how we have always run elections, since before there was TV or even radio, and no one’s noticed how pointless it is

KEN TOWL finds there’s not much recreational fun in this electioneering lark, as he attends last night’s set-piece hustings Having tried my hand at canvassing at the weekend, I thought I would really throw myself into the democratic melee by … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan facing ‘the most fragmented Assembly ever’

Like last month’s European elections, the London Mayor and Assembly votes in May 2020 will be conducted using a form of proportional representation. As WALTER CRONXITE reports, based on the Euro poll, that could cause even further discomfort for Croydion’s … Continue reading

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Can Labour and Tories stop ‘The Peterborough Effect’ here?

After a week to let the dust settle and some of the implications of the voting sink in, our resident psephologist WALTER CRONXITE crunches more numbers from the European elections and discovers that two of the borough’s sitting MPs have … Continue reading

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The mystery of Purley’s disappearing Conservative councillor

KEN LEE reports from the Town Hall, where the continued absence of a new councillor could prompt a local by-election There is mounting concern among Croydon Tories that they may be forced to defend one of their council seats in … Continue reading

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After campaign criticism, Labour’s organiser passes the Buck

Thursday’s Euro election results are expected tonight, but in Croydon Labour the party in-fighting has already begun, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Recriminations and faction fighting has broken into public among the Croydon Labour Party even before the votes have been … Continue reading

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PM’s chief of staff helps to lose Tory council seat in Woking

Oh dear. With friends like these… Gavin Barwell, as Inside Croydon’s loyal reader will know, is the former MP for Croydon Central. After writing the book How To Lose A Marginal Seat, Barwell duly lost his parliamentary seat in 2017. … Continue reading

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Tories and Labour in late rush to pick Euro election candidates

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the lastminute.com scramble to find candidates willing to stand in European elections next month Both Labour and the Conservative parties are scrambling around frantically for volunteers to stand as candidates in elections neither of them … Continue reading

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‘We’re doomed!’ Local Tories shut down discussion on Brexit

KEN LEE reports on how the Conservatives have decided to block their usual mass debates As new splits, divisions and dissent over Brexit rent the Conservative Party asunder at Westminster, here in Croydon, local Tories have shut down all discussion … Continue reading

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Prime Minister agrees to quit – How your MP voted on Brexit

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how jobless figures in Croydon might increase by three, but perhaps not for a little time yet So, has Brexit become Texit? After last night’s performance at Westminster’s Palace of Varieties, where Theresa May, the … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories ‘flatly refuse’ to deliver Barwell’s Brexit leaflets

Conservative Party members in Gavin Barwell’s old parliamentary seat of Croydon Central are “flatly refusing” to do their former MP’s Brexit dirty work for him by distributing leaflets advocating the “benefits” of Theresa Mayhem’s withdrawal deal ahead of next Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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Minister quits Cabinet: I couldn’t take more Barwell emails

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the ‘revelation’ that Downing Street’s chief of staff might not be up to the task Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell’s week of Brexit balls-ups just gets worse by the day. Now the former Croydon Central … Continue reading

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Barwell’s Brexit briefing was ‘utterly shite’ say Labour MPs

Things are looking desperate for Prime Minister Theresa Mayhem’s European withdrawal agreement, as she turns to the gaffe-prone former Croydon MP to try to win support. WALTER CRONXITE reports According to reports in no less a rag than Her Majesty’s … Continue reading

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Barwell’s role in Brexit sees him rejected by Beckenham Tories

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE suggests that Brexit may have sunk the prospects of another career politician Prospects for Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell to return to the House of Commons as an MP appear to be as ruined a the credibility of … Continue reading

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MP Philp: I won’t be calling for no confidence vote on PM

Croydon’s lone Conservative MP will not be among those who sends a letter calling for a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister,  Inside Croydon can reveal. Theresa Mayhem’s Tory Government has been in crisis this week, since the terms … Continue reading

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MP Philp: ‘I stand by my Swiss border tweet completely’

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, discovers that the borough’s Conservative MP is entirely unaware of the old saying, ‘When in a hole, stop digging…’ Croydon South MP Chris Philp says, “I stand by the tweet completely,” after he attempted to … Continue reading

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Tory MP’s Brexit ignorance that borders on the laughable

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how Croydon’s Tory MP showed himself to be excess baggage when it comes to finding solutions to some of the tougher problems of exiting the EU It’s not just Labour politicians in Croydon who, … Continue reading

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When taking to the streets offered a way out of Brexit

KEN TOWL, our non-resident rambler, went on a walk with a difference yesterday, on one of the biggest popular marches of this century, and in some very mixed company The plan was to meet up with some colleagues from work, … Continue reading

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Housing market dips before Brick by Brick finishes first build

Brick by Brick’s gamble with millions of pounds of council-owned land and tax-payers’ money is looking like an increasingly risky punt, as estate agents and the construction industry are reporting down-turns in the housing market. Of course, if Croydon’s Labour-run … Continue reading

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Barwell accused of trying to ‘kneecap’ Boris over Brexit

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on claims that the Prime Minister is getting gaffe-prone Gav to do her dirty work for her For the second time in a few months, fingers within Conservative High Command are pointing at Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

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Philp and Pelling go head-to-head in Brexit debate, Jan 12

The Brexit debate comes to Croydon this week, when two of the borough’s politicians go head-to-head. Chris Philp, the MP for Croydon South – who himself backed Remain at last year’s referendum, although his father has recently been a candidate … Continue reading

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Brexit means ‘business as usual’. Which may be not so good

Could Croydon Council be getting the jitters over the post-referendum prospects for the town centre’s redevelopment? WALTER CRONXITE looks at a cabinet report which tries to look on the bright side, but cannot disguise the uncertainties Croydon faces “significant challenges … 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

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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