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Elections 2018

Illuminating political alliances within Bangladeshi politics in the East End

Illuminating political alliances within Bangladeshi politics in the East End

Despite being banned from office ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman remains the dominant force in Bangladeshi politics in east London.The 2017 General Election is simply a warm-up act for the main event which takes places next year when real power will be won or lost at the 2018 local and Mayoral elections.LW gets as confused as anyone as […]

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Rabina Khan’s Great Photoshop Disaster Heralds Politics As Usual

Rabina Khan’s Great Photoshop Disaster Heralds Politics As Usual

‘Tis election time in Tower Hamlets! The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the streets are alive with the chatter of informed political discourse and Tower Hamlets First are busy cranking out dodgy election leaflets.It’s almost as if nothing has changed.Probably because nothing has changed.The DCLG did its thing, the DCLG Commissioners did their thing, […]

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Rabina’s dog-whistle politics drags Mayoral election campaign into gutter

By on April 25, 2017 in Elections 2018, Politics with 0 Comments
Rabina’s dog-whistle politics drags Mayoral election campaign into gutter

Any election campaign in Tower Hamlets soon sees proceedings slide into the filth and stink of the gutter.  Corruptly-elected Cllr. Rabina Khan has taken an early lead this year with an election leaflet (below) for her Mayoral campaign that clearly states that 90 Bangladeshi children have been taken into care by the Council since 2016.A statement which […]

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Cllr. Oliur Rahman – man of many parties (and we ain’t talking dancing)

By on April 20, 2017 in Elections 2018 with 0 Comments
Cllr. Oliur Rahman –  man of many parties (and we ain’t talking dancing)

Will corruptly elected Tower Hamlets Cllr. Oliur Rahman stand for parliament in the 8th June election? That is the question on his own lips and he doesn’t seem to know. Rumour has it that he will stand against Rushanari Ali for the Bethnal Green and Bow seat.Cllr. Oliur describes Ms. Ali as “a backstabbing and […]

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Lutfur Rahman’s 2018 Mayoral campaign continues unchecked

By on March 27, 2017 in Elections 2018, Lutfur Rahman with 0 Comments
Lutfur Rahman’s 2018 Mayoral campaign continues unchecked

Lutfur Rahman is still thumbing his nose at the authorities as his campaign to get back in power – if not in office – continues irrespective of his failed attempt to register ‘Tower Hamlets Together’ as a political party.Those familiar with the details of the ex-Mayor’s campaign, speaking to LW on condition of anonymity, said that Rahman has […]

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