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The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has given his official response to the prospect of Commissioners arriving at the Town Hall to take over certain council functions.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman said he finds their instructions "to be excessive and disproportionate" to the findings of a report by PwC.

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The High Court has rejected Tower Hamlets' second legal challenge to the Government's moves to instal commissioners in the Town Hall to oversee some aspect of the council's functions.

An earlier hearing had called the application for a judicial review of the decision "hopeless" but Mayor Lutfur Rahman's administration pushed ahead with an oral hearing anyway.

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By Peter Golds

Have you ever asked a person for directions and they respond by telling you the time?

That was how Lutfur Rahman reacted, in one of his very rare public pronouncements, on publication of the devastating report by PwC into the best value inspection of Tower Hamlets Council.

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Politicians Ken Livingstone and George Galloway are believed to be heading to east London this week to throw their weight behind under fire Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman.

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Cross-party support has been shown for Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' decision to send in commissioners to oversee the running of Tower Hamlets Council.