Silence. For some odd reason there not one word of information emanating from Tower Hamlets CEO Will Tuckley – or anyone else in Tower Hamlets Council – as to the status of the allegations of there being something rather odd with the social housing arrangements of the new MP for Poplar & Limehouse Apsana Begum.
LW has repeatedly asked the Council and Ms. Begum for an update as to the investigation but we have been told nothing.
Indeed Ms. Begum has previously said that there was no investigation, which would be problematic in terms of clearing her good name.
We do have it on good authority that there is an investigation. But that’s about it.
Announcement this week?
However Mole has been digging away and he thinks there may be some announcement on the investigation this week. We shall see.
Mole also heard that at the interfaith memorial service to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at Sandys Row Synagogue yesterday Mayor Biggs seemed to physically distance himself from Ms. Begum. Odd that.
A brief look at the Twitter timeline of @ApsanaBegumMP shows that she is an enthusiastic supporter of the Jewish community.
There again it could be argued that with her previous track record with social media that the sentiment behind any of her tweets should be taken with a pinch of salt.
75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, today we remember the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis and all Nazi victims, including Roma, gay and disabled people. On this special #HolocaustMemorialDay we must recommit to fight hatred and prejudice everywhere. #StandTogether
— Apsana Begum (@ApsanaBegumMP) January 27, 2020
Brilliant also from Mumtahina, a #HETAmbassador who ended with, “As long as hate exists within our society, we cannot rest” – @HolocaustUK #LestWeForget https://t.co/X1n53ncd5q pic.twitter.com/rI9FfKCJuQ
— Apsana Begum (@ApsanaBegumMP) January 21, 2020
Shocked & saddened to hear the Holocaust Memorial Service has had to be cancelled due to the ceiling of the East London Synagogue collapsing. Sending a message of solidarity & support for the Jewish community in East London at this difficult time.https://t.co/FvPas28aRf
— Apsana Begum (@ApsanaBegumMP) January 15, 2020
Shocked and saddened by the rising levels of antisemitic hate crime here in the UK. This today and last night in the USA, we must stand together with the Jewish community everywhere. If you know anything about the hate crime below, please report it to 101. https://t.co/Cnak1y07Jn
— Apsana Begum (@ApsanaBegumMP) December 29, 2019
— Apsana Begum (@ApsanaBegumMP) December 22, 2019
If there are any developments as to the probity of the Member for Poplar & Limehouse we will bring it to you as soon as possible.