Tower Hamlets scandal: Planning corruption ‘endemic’ in UK

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A former senior policy adviser to the prime minister, Rohan Silva, has claimed that planning corruption is “endemic” in councils across Britain. His comments follow last week’s revelations in The Sunday Times that a businessman with close ties to Labour … Continue reading

Children are being put at risk because ministers are failing to protect whistleblowers

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Children are being put at risk because ministers are failing to protect whistleblowers, says damning report Rotherham Council’s failure to listen contributed to organised abuse Ignoring whistleblowers played a part in corruption in Tower Hamlets It could get worse as … Continue reading

Police investigate ‘abuses’ in re-run of Lutfur Rahman election vote

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Police investigate ‘abuses’ in re-run of Lutfur Rahman election vote in Tower Hamlets The re-run of the Tower Hamlets mayoral election has been plunged into controversy after it emerged that police are investigating possible campaign irregularities. Officers are probing the … Continue reading

There is a lesson here for Rotherham citizens

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Martin Bright: How four brave people took on a corrupt and devious politician in Tower Hamlets The ousting of the Tower Hamlets mayor is a victory for British democracy, and the voters who brought the case http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/martin-bright-how-four-brave-people-took-on-a-corrupt-and-devious-politician-in-tower-hamlets-10201304.html?origin=internalSearch

A lesson for Rotherham

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Tower Hamlets: how a dictatorship flourished in the East End Nick Cohen The neurotic fear of accusations of race and religious bias in Britain helped Lutfur Rahman control the London borough  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/25/tower-hamlets-dictatorship-east-end-lutfur-rahman   One of the comments intrigued me, particularly … Continue reading

So Tower Hamlets guilty of systematic failings

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Tower Hamlets council guilty of systematic failings, report reveals http://www.theguardian.com/global/2014/nov/04/tower-hamlets-council-systematic-failings-report-finds Report here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/best-value-inspection-of-london-borough-of-tower-hamlets Regular Reader