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Croydon Constitutionalists

Bringing Classical Liberalism to South London

Podcast with Dick Delingpole, Lessons In The Covid World article, Sputnik interview and Croydon declares de facto bankruptcy.

In our new Podcast we are joined by Dick Delingpole self-described as James's brother, and a Libertarian. We discuss the US Elections Results, Lockdown, Dick’s new found stardom and we play the Yes/No game with him.  Josh Ascough writes about 'What We Can Learn From Sweden, South Korea and Japan For Fighting Covid In 2021'.  Mike is interviewed by Sputnik Radio about Lee Cain’s resignation and the Johnson government.
 
And…. It’s finally happened Croydon Council declares de facto bankruptcy
 
Lastly we spotlight the new London manifesto from the Heritage Party, Kieran Neild-Ali of the TaxPayers’ Alliance article on Council Audits, and Labour council candidate Ranil Perera’ article on 'the Grant Thornton audit report on Croydon, and how a Directly Elected Mayor can help resolve some of the problems found'.

Podcast – Dick Delingpole: US Elections, Lockdown 2, Rolls-Royce Nukes & Croydon Council is Bust


 
We are joined by Dick Delingpole as we discuss the US Elections Results, Lockdown 2, some “Despite Brexit” news and the fact that Croydon Council is now officially bankrupt. We then chat with Dick about his new found stardom and we play the Yes/No game with him. http://croydonconstitutionalists.uk/podcast-episode-46/

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Episode 46 - Dick Delingpole: US Elections, Lockdown 2, Rolls-Royce Nukes & Croydon Council is Bust

Lessons In The Covid World
 

Josh L. Ascough writes about – What We Can Learn From Sweden, South Korea and Japan For Fighting Covid In 2021

“The NHS did neglect its patients; it neglected to allow cancer patients to choose whether they wanted to go through with their treatment, taking into consideration the risk of Covid; the choice was made for them, that Covid was more dangerous and more deadly than their cancer”

“These three nations; Sweden, South Korea and Japan have shown that it is not the case rate to be concerned with; it is the death rate. They have shown that lockdowns are ineffective and do nothing to curb overall deaths or cases”

“Life is about living, not simply existing and doing everything to remain “safe” so you can keep on simply existing. Yes, making choices to ensure you are safe from death is important; but the timeframe for living is very limited”


Full article - http://croydonconstitutionalists.uk/lessons-in-the-covid-world/


Johnson’s Aide’s Resignation: Tory Government Was in Turmoil Since Start of Pandemic – Sputnik Interview

 

On 11 November, Boris Johnson’s ally, Director of Communications Lee Cain, announced that he would leave his post, just 24 hours after reports suggested that he was in talks to become the prime minister’s chief of staff. Sputnik Radio spoke with Mike Swadling.

“fundamentally, if you have a leader, it doesn’t matter what the lieutenants think of you. Know what the general thinks. No one ever thought with Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson – no one thought that the lieutenants were making the rules. They knew there was a general in charge of them”

“There’s nothing you can say about this Prime Minister or this Government that makes you think, ‘Oh, he’s the reason for their being, he is their raison d’etre’. Therefore, until they have a purpose, they’re going to be in constant turmoil”

“Every deadline they’ve given so far has been pushed back. A deadline has to be a deadline. A sensible negotiator would have said, ‘Business needs six months to roll in the new rules, whatever they might be, so let’s set a deadline in the middle of June this year”


Full article - https://sputniknews.com/analysis/202011121081143914-johnsons-aides-resignation-tory-government-was-in-turmoil-since-start-of-pandemic-observer-says/

Audio - https://soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/this-headless-chicken-government-goes-from-one-crisis-to-another


Croydon Council – Section 114 notice


In our last email we congratulated Croydon Council for managing to make it a whole week without doing something calamitous enough to make it into this email - we spoke too soon. 

Croydon Council issued a Section 114 notice on Wednesday (11 Nov) afternoon, de facto bankruptcy “due to the severe ongoing financial challenges facing the authority.”

Whilst we have been by no means alone.  In the 2 and a half years the Croydon Constitutionals have been running we have regularly reported on what we have seen as irresponsible spending by the council.

Full article - http://croydonconstitutionalists.uk/croydon-council-section-114-notice/


What's online

David Kurten's Heritage Party has issued its London manifesto from the Heritage Party, which includes such radical notions as 'End politically correct policing', 'Zero-tolerance for knife crime and carrying weapons', 'No more cycle superhighways on main roads' and 'Celebrate British culture and achievements'. Read more at https://heritageparty.org/london-2021/.

Kieran Neild-Ali of the TaxPayers’ Alliance has written an article on how 'We need tougher auditing of council spending. But a new quango is not the answer'.  He mentions " External auditors recently uncovered a scandal in Croydon where the cash-strapped authority loaned a failed housing developer £200 million in just five years and received no repayments".  Read more at https://www.conservativehome.com/localgovernment/2020/11/kieran-neild-ali-we-need-tougher-auditing-of-council-spending-but-a-new-quango-is-not-the-answer.html

Labour Party council candidate Ranil Perera’ wrote about the Grant Thornton audit report on Croydon, and how a Directly Elected Mayor can help resolve some of the problems found. Read more at https://www.democ.org.uk/news/167-review-of-the-grant-thornton-audit-report-on-croydon.



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Dan Heaton & Mike Swadling

Croydon Constitutionalists

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