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Cynical, hypocritical and devious: benefit cut to hit thousands

CROYDON IN CRISIS: For weeks, the Town Hall’s Labour leadership has been planning a cut to Council Tax discounts that will cost some of the borough’s poorest £25 per week or more – and see ‘means testing’ used in the … Continue reading

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Disabled resident’s harrowing plea: ‘I don’t want to be in here’

After a decade of complaints and media exposés, living conditions endured in council temporary accommodation in Thornton Heath remain a scandal. By STEVEN DOWNES Gilroy Court, the budget hotel in Thornton Heath which Croydon and other councils use for temporary … Continue reading

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DWP drops plans for ‘cruel’ A23 benefits assessment centre

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a remarkable result in a David v Goliath contest Labour councillors in Waddon were today celebrating victory with disability campaigners, after they managed to halt plans by the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

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Disability campaigner’s letters to Tory MPs have been ignored

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Two of Croydon’s MPs voted for cuts in disability benefits, and one then claimed credit when the changes to PIP were dropped. PETER ROGERS, an organiser of charity fund-raising events, has written to both MPs asking for an … Continue reading

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‘I don’t come from round here. I am a migrant, too’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After watching the news, PETER UNDERWOOD has a confession to make The BNP has decided to parade its ignorance in the centre of Croydon tomorrow. When I see their members’ nasty, hate-filled, anti-immigration stance – echoed by too … Continue reading

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Protest group: ‘We must never give a foothold to the Nazis’

By Stephen Aselford, chair of Croydon DPAC On September 5, Croydon Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) will be protesting alongside local trade unions and anti-fascists against the BNP coming to Croydon. Standing up to racism and fascism is a key … Continue reading

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Disability group meets to discuss benefit cuts: May 30

Croydon and Bromley Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is a group campaigning for the human rights of disabled people in the context of austerity and cuts to services and benefits. DPAC is holding a benefit justice meeting in Croydon from … Continue reading

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