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The £30m in the balance for Croydon in Chancellor’s Budget

The poorest and most vulnerable in the borough are not the only ones who need their benefits uprated by Jeremy Hunt – businesses and the local economy are depending on it, too, writes ANDREW FISHER The Conservative Party’s claims to … Continue reading

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Croydon MP finds himself at centre of new political storm

Out of the Truss frying pan into the Braverman fire, Tory MP Chris Philp is just clinging on to the wreckage of his ‘Rt Hon’ ministerial career. By WALTER CRONXITE, political editor The wait had better be worth it. It … Continue reading

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Barwell tells the Tory Party: It’s time to make up your mind

Britain stands on the brink of a national breakdown, after Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister this lunchtime, following a turbulent 44 days in office during which her Mini-Budget crashed the markets, she sacked both her Chancellor and Home Secretary … Continue reading

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Rish! Sunak brings the Tory leadership contest to Purley

Our mole in the Croydon Conservatives was quite impressed by the flying visit of the former Chancellor. And with his shoes Liz is down in Surrey but we’re told she’ll come to visit us, too. But with a good two … Continue reading

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Tories’ Not-So-Famous Five offer little real hope for nation

ANDREW FISHER on the search for a new Prime Minister, and what it could all mean for Croydon The ancient Roman poet Juvenal observed that people needed “bread and circuses”. In Britain today, more people than ever are queuing for … Continue reading

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Croydon MP Philp in stunned silence as government collapses

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the deeply divided Conservative Party – in Croydon There has been what can only be assumed to be stunned silence overnight from Croydon’s sole Conservative MP, Chris Philp, as all around him other ministers in … Continue reading

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Are you local? Tories seek distance from party-goer Boris

Conservatives in Croydon, hungry for power, are beginning to see the Prime Minister as an electoral liability. By political editor WALTER CRONXITE With election day in one month’s time, Croydon Conservatives, having been first to pick their Mayoral candidate and … Continue reading

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Sly stealth tax rises are ‘economically idiotic’ as inflation soars

A cascade of misery is being unleashed on households as the cost of living crisis begins to bite. By ANDREW FISHER Happy New (financial) Year. Here’s to a 2022-2023 of tax rises, eye-watering energy bills and soaring inflation. Inflation is … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Council Tax bombshell: how Budget hits Croydon

Our new columnist ANDREW FISHER, pictured left, looks at what this week’s Budget will mean for Croydon’s residents, businesses and for the services provided by the local authority Nearly 50,000 households in Croydon receive Universal Credit. The £20 per week … Continue reading

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Tory Chancellor scores an own goal with London-lite Budget

Rishi Sunak took the capital for granted in his Budget speech yesterday, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said, and in doing so the Tory Chancellor scored an own goal for the nation’s economic recovery. Sunak allocated nearly £7billion to … 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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This is not the time for Chancellor to play games with councils

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Recently published reports which prove that Tory austerity has led to the early deaths of tens of thousands of people since 2010 need to be properly considered in next week’s Budget and in the forthcoming Government Spending Review, … Continue reading

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London’s boroughs make eve of Budget appeal for covid help

CROYDON IN CRISIS: According to London-wide figures published today, unemployment in the city is approaching half a million people while covid-19 has cost every borough in the capital £66m. In Croydon, the latest estimate of the budget overspend has now … Continue reading

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Mothers’ charity sues Chancellor over self-employed support

A women’s charity yesterday started suing Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for discrimination in the implementation of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The action is being taken by Pregnant Then Screwed. One of its members is Olga … Continue reading

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There’s no masking fact that covid-19 infection is on rise again

Croydon’s newly installed ceremonial Mayor admits she has been affected by covid-19, yet did not wear a mask or practice social distancing on her first two engagements, while Public Health England reports an increase in virus infection rates in some … Continue reading

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