Tag Archives: John McDonnell MP

England’s Tories remain enthusiastic only about ground rent

As ANDREW FISHER explains, the cost of living crisis begins with too many people being unable to afford somewhere decent to live, as private rents increase by 15.8% this year “Been spending most our lives living in a landlords’ paradise”. … Continue reading

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What a waste! Tory billions could pay to freeze your Council Tax

The Conservative government is punishing the people of Croydon by refusing to write off any of the council’s debts – but they are happy to write off £13billion from their own cock-ups in Whitehall. By ANDREW FISHER Croydon Council has … Continue reading

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MP McDonnell: invest in councils to help to restore services

Senior London MP John McDonnell has called on the Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak to abandon misleading rhetoric such as “levelling up”, saying that tomorrow’s Budget speech should be used as an opportunity to “level back”, and put funding to local … Continue reading

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‘Beyond farce’ as Labour purges veteran Croydon official

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest,  and predictable, move by the Labour leadership in what is being called ‘a witch hunt’ against the left David White, one of the longest-serving Labour officials in Croydon, has been “administratively suspended” by the … Continue reading

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John McDonnell: Next steps for Labour, Ruskin House, Feb 11

Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly open meeting Next steps for Labour Speaker: John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Tuesday February 11, 7.30pm Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD

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Labour’s Croydon South candidate wins campaigner award

Olga FitzRoy, Labour’s General Election candidate in Croydon South, has been named as Music Week‘s Campaigner of the Year at their Women In Music Awards. FitzRoy won the award for her work on the #SelfieLeave campaign, which looks to change … Continue reading

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Shadow chancellor McDonnell backs council on Living Wage

John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, paid a flying visit to the council this morning to endorse its work in making Croydon a Living Wage borough. After meeting the council leader, Tony Newman, and Labour councillors, McDonnell was taken on a … Continue reading

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Serwotka calls for resistance to the onslaught of cuts

The people of south London need to “organise resistance” to further Government cuts being imposed in the name of “austerity”, according to a national trades union leader who will be opening the second Croydon Assembly at Ruskin House next Saturday. … Continue reading

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