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By Giles Broadbent

A curious rally recently in Stepney. Mayor Lutfur Rahman was mousily declaring "Panorama lies" to all who would listen, although he didn't seem bothered that no-one was.

For this wasn't a welcoming, come-one-come-all forum which politicians tend to hold at election time.

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has thrown his support behind the Labour candidate John Biggs in the Tower Hamlets mayoral election.

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By Giles Broadbent

For those who observe Tower Hamlets Council closely or - for health and safety reasons - at arm's length, Monday's Panorama would have contained just the one shock amid the welter allegations of mismanagement, cronyism and self-promotion.

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Eric Pickles has ordered an investigation into the financial management of Tower Hamlets Council.

The Communities Secretary is acting in response to allegations made by the BBC Panorama documentary broadcast earlier this week.

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In seven weeks the public of Tower Hamlets will go to the ballot to elect the next mayor, giving one man control over the spending of many millions of pounds in one of the county's most deprived boroughs.

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