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Help to Buy fuels London’s house price inflation say Lords

A parliamentary report out today underlines that £29bn-worth of housing subsidies have simply helped to boost several Tory donors’ profits, reports our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES The cost of an average home in Croydon increased by 4 per cent in … Continue reading

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Bishop of Croydon signs protest letter over benefit changes

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, is one of more than 40 senior churchmen, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to condemn the government’s plan for a 1 per cent annual increase in welfare benefits in each of the next … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Gavin Barwell: our champion of democracy

Tory backbenchers are revolting. No, this is not a statement of the bleedin’ obvious, but a four-word summary of last night’s meeting at Westminster of the influential 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs, where talk of rebellion was in the air. … Continue reading

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Local LibDem leads campaign against bishops in the Lords

“Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” David Cameron is far from the first to complain of bishops’ involvement in politics. The clergy’s role in the House of Lords vote last night on Child Benefit and the government’s … Continue reading

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