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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.
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.
Mayor Boris Johnson has failed to deliver on his pledge to use "thermonuclear weapons" against Government plans to allow developers to turn offices into homes, says the London Assembly.
In September he condemned the planning free-for-all agreeing with critics of the plan who said it posed a threat to business clusters in places such as Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and the Royal Docks.
COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
You may believe that Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is right to challenge the Government's investigation into alleged financial malpractice at the Town Hall.
The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been urged to reconsider his decision to give a key contract to a national organisation at the expense of a small Isle of Dogs disabled charity.
The reprieve could save jobs at Real which employs disabled people to deliver services to the community.