Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

How the Loadsamoney mentality has cost us our country

It does not take an Einsteinian definition of insanity to realise that there is something profoundly wrong in one of the world’s richest economies when there is an ever-increasing demand for food banks. Yet on discovering that our financial markets … Continue reading

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Daily Mail is lying about Miliband says former Croydon MP

A former Croydon Conservative MP and one-time trusted aide to Margaret Thatcher has joined the growing row over the Daily Wail’s attack on Ralph Miliband, the refugee, Second World War serviceman and father of Ed Miliband, the leader of the … Continue reading

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When Croydon’s first couple were actually a laughing matter

Local comedian ANTHONY MILLER says that the success of Purley comedy couple Terry and June was no joke A running gag of this website is a reference to the borough’s first couple as Terry and June. There is something of … Continue reading

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Tory calls for de-selection of “contemptible” councillor Arram

Local Conservatives’ new recruit John Cartwright has called for the de-selection of Croydon Mayor Eddy Arram ahead of next year’s council elections, alleging that the Ashburton councillor bullied a member of the public at last Monday’s Town Hall meeting. Arram’s … Continue reading

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Croydon’s homes crisis is borough’s bitter Thatcher legacy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM says that the council lost much of its ability to manage its own policies on business and housing to a premiership of 30 years ago Margaret Thatcher is portrayed as a darling of the Home Counties … Continue reading

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Maggie and me: Why I could never be “one of us”

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Ahead of her funeral, ANDREW PELLING assesses Margaret Thatcher’s legacy for Croydon The Croydon Guardian reports that Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of the local Conservatives, can’t recall Margaret Thatcher ever visiting Croydon. Maybe it’s a sign that … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory members urged to attend Thatcher funeral

It has been called “a state funeral on the sly”, and Wednesday’s £10 million-worth of ceremonies for Baroness Thatcher has even been decried by a senior columnist in the Daily Torygraph. What is becoming increasingly clear is that David Cameron, … Continue reading

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