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Miliband visits Crystal Palace for his small business message

Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, is in Crystal Palace today to show that, while the Conservatives are the party of big business, his party is backing small business. Accompanied by Streatham MP and his shadow business spokesman Chuka Umanna and … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Jobs summit to help get Croydon back to work

With national unemployment figures still on the rise, to 2.56 million, Croydon North MP STEVE REED, in his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, announces his initiative to help those out of work in his constituency Unemployment in Croydon North remains … Continue reading

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Croydon rejects planning proposal as a “recipe for disaster”

Croydon’s Conservative-run council has set itself on collision course with Tory local government chief Eric Pickles after deciding to reject as “a recipe for disaster” Whitehall proposals on planning that would make it easier for developers and homeowners to build … Continue reading

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‘MPs are being chosen by tiny bunches of people’

Local democracy is in a state of terminal decay, through disinterest, apathy, disgust with politicians and general ignorance, with the effect that unrepresentative cabals are dominating the national political agenda, from Town Hall to parliament, often assuming power simply by … Continue reading

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Our council’s “solution” for the economy: tax the unemployed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Local trades unionist ANDREW FISHER, pictured left, sees a worryingly spiteful trend in social policy in the borough The campaign against welfare is the centrepiece of the coalition government’s policy agenda. It started with the Chancellor George Osborne, … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour leader accuses council of failing business

Croydon’s opposition leader Tony Newman has today accused the Conservative group that runs the council of having sat back and done nothing – leaving “the markets to decide” – over the town’s struggling economy. As many as 2,000 jobs are … Continue reading

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