12/11/2014 by socialistfight
Rally to the poorest borough in London under such appalling attack for Capital;ism represented by Tory, LibDem, Labour and UKIP leaders.
During my three years at the East London Advertiser, I spent a fair amount of time with George Galloway’s aides in the Respect party.
I’m fairly confident in saying that had the PwC report been written about the Labour administration in Tower Hamlets back then, they’d have milked it for all its worth.
They were as scathing about the then council leader in 2008, Lutfur Rahman, as they were about his predecessors, Denise Jones and Michael Keith. In particular, they disliked what they believed to be the whiff of cronyism…in both the awarding of grants and also the appointment of useful mates to political positions.
In fact, Respect’s decision to organise successful petition that heralded the directly elected mayoral system in 2009/10 was an attempt to end such a culture, they argued.
So it’ll be interesting to see if Galloway, or Glyn Robbins, the former chair of Tower Hamlets Respect, or John…
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