Tag Archives: Conservative

Negrini’s ‘absurd’ response over planning conflicts of interest

BARRATT HOLMES reports on how the council CEO is trying to pretend that £250m-worth of planning applications from the council’s own housing company have anything to do with the council’s cabinet member for housing, whose husband just happens to be … Continue reading

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Tory councillor visits Barcelona instead of Town Hall meeting

WALTER CRONXITE reports on what may be the first casualty of the borough ward boundary changes due to be announced this summer There will have been at least one Croydon councillor paying no attention whatsoever to the proceedings in the … Continue reading

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Is Barwell’s Privy Council appointment a sign of Tory nerves?

Do the Tories quietly believe that there is a chance that gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell might yet cock it up and lose his Croydon Central seat at the General Election on June 8? The hint of some electoral uncertainty was there … Continue reading

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Polls show that Labour needs a damage limitation exercise

ELECTION COMMENTARY: Former Labour Party campaign staffer JOHN BRAGGINS, pictured right, says the political situation is like a football match where his party is 4-2 down with four minutes to the final whistle. Anything can happen, but the result is … Continue reading

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Negrini bans use of words ‘Tory’, ‘Barwell’ and ‘May’ at council

Croydon, where a constituency Labour meeting last summer banned the use of the word “Blairite”, this week saw the words and phrases “Tory government”, “Barwell”, “Conservative”, “Labour”, “Reed” and “May” all proscribed from use by councillors at a full council … Continue reading

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Greens co-leader pulls out of visit to Beddington incinerator

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how cross-party election agreements have encountered significant problems in south London The so-called “progressive alliance”might not be quite as “progressive” as it has been made out to be if some of the shenanigans going on between … Continue reading

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Minister calls in plans for 17-storey tower block in Purley

Our housing reporter, BARRATT HOLMES, on a piece of party political tit-for-tat which could stall the development of 200 homes by a year If there is a housing crisis, it clearly can’t be affecting Purley much, after the Tory government’s … Continue reading

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