Tag Archives: Tory

Philp’s PPS appointment creates a Purley poser for Javid

So Chris Philp didn’t miss out in the Prime Minister’s Government reshuffle at the start of the week after all. The Croydon South Tory MP got what amounts to a demotion. Thus Theresa May has managed to create a situation … Continue reading

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Carillion collapse has libraries and hospitals counting the cost

Croydon’s libraries have survived their brush with Carillion, although they had to endure a couple of days of IT outages and other issues as council staff worked and negotiated behind the scenes to replace services which had gone unpaid by … Continue reading

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Palace are playing a homes game which council will lose 5-0

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the detail-lite presentation at the Crystal Palace stadium public consultation If you’re going along to the Crystal Palace stadium public consultation at Speroni’s tomorrow, don’t get too excited. The football club wants to … Continue reading

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Absentee councillor Kyeremeh kicked out of Town Hall

WALTER CRONXITE on the slow willowing out of councillors who have made little impact at the Town Hall. Or not even bothered to show up Croydon’s cadre of councillors has been whittled down to 68, with the dismissal of Matthew … Continue reading

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How Tories used Form 696 to ban black music from our clubs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our local council has had a racist licensing policy for the past nine years. Now it’s time to celebrate, and enjoy, black music in Croydon’s night clubs, writes Councillor CALLTON YOUNG In 2008, the Parliamentary Select Committee on … Continue reading

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Council takes back public libraries as Carillion collapses

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on Croydon’s prompt response to the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion Croydon Council moved quickly this morning to take back control of the borough’s libraries from contractor Carillion. Carillion went into liquidation this morning, … Continue reading

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Third Croydon councillor lands plum job with the Tories

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest instance of jobs for the boys and girls So this is how the Tories fix the unemployment figures: they hand out jobs for the boys (and girls) to their old mates. Jason … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Heathfield, Jason Cummings, Scott Roache, Shirley South, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments