Results tagged “East End Life”
COMMENTBy Peter Golds
By the time you read this, nominations will have closed for the 2014 Tower Hamlets elections.
They are set to be among the most high profile in London with attention as to whether mayor Lutfur Rahman and any of his supporters are returned.
Steps have been taken by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to clampdown on newspapers published by Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich councils.
Letters were written to the trio saying they have two weeks to respond before action is taken against the taxpayer funded literature.
COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
East End Life, like the rest of the press, appears to be drinking in last chance saloon.
A Government bill to crack down on "town hall Pravdas" has cleared its final Parliamentary stage in the House of Lords.
By Peter Golds
Congratulations to The Wharf for robustly defending press freedom.
It is a matter of fact that Mayor Lutfur Rahman declines to respond to questions from councillors and the public at Tower Hamlets Council meetings. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson spends hours answering questions from assembly members.
A local government minister has criticised the political campaigning of executive mayor of Tower Hamlets as "a corrosive use of tax payers' money".
Brandon Lewis widened his attack to condemn the "divisive community politics" and "mismanagement" overseen by Lutfur Rahman.