Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Arise Sir Sam

He has done a lot for the people of Tower Hamlets. The horrid Mayor Lutfur Rahman tried to take credit for the work done by Tower Hamlets CCG.

Bus strike

It's going to impact Tower Hamlets but not make any difference. Waste of time.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tom Holland on Islam

I would normally cover Tower Hamlets but than Islam has such a impact on Tower Hamlets. If you watch this YouTube video than you may gain a better inside into Islam.

Interview with Mark Baynes

Mark Baynes the man behind Love Wapping has given a brilliant interview. It is worth a read. I think he should run ads on the site. He has done a great service to Tower Hamlets.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Greenwich property

I thought that Tower Hamlets would have bigger price increases than Greenwich.

Whitechapel murder

Man charged with a murder of a woman. Nothing new in Tower Hamlets.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Email data

Let's see what Tower Hamlets Council have to say in regards to this about their email account.

Stupidity at it's best

Tower Hamlets Twitter account is stupidity at it's best.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Good students

It's good to see good students at Tower Hamlets.

Boxing Day deals

I normally cover Tower Hamlets but not today.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Disgracful behaviour

This article about the wonderful Tower Hamlets First Councilor and his disgraceful behaviour raises some questions 

1. How many companies has he shut down?
2. Does he owe HMRC money?

Now I understand why someone called Peter in Victoria Park can't stand him.

A true hero

Not sure if he is from Tower Hamlets or not but he is a true hero.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rabina Khan taxi FOI

I am fed up of Rabina Khan been praised by the Tower Hamlets Council twitter account so I filed a FOI request to Tower Hamlets Council.

Sell out

In my part of Tower Hamlets very few would go for it.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

No shame

Some Tower Hamlets First Clirs have no shame.

Even more new homes

Can the Canary Wharf area of Tower Hamlets support this?

Monday, December 22, 2014

More developments in Canary Wharf

It seems that Tower Hamlets will have more development in the Canary Wharf area. I am a fan but it needs to be controlled.

Another Rahman supporter caught

This must be a bad time to be a Tower Hamlets First (which is essentially Lutfur Rahman) supporter. Andrew Gilligan is after you and he has got one yesterday.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

34 today

I am 34 today and I have spent most of my life in Tower Hamlets since coming to the UK in April 1988. Never lived in any other part of the UK.

Social media Tower Hamlets

I can't wait to see the response to this FOI from Tower Hamlets.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Election petition update

Ted Jeory has a interesting update on the Tower Hamlets election petition. It seems that the Commissioner has decided to move it out of Tower Hamlets to the Royal Courts of Justice.

Tower Hamlets girl stopped

What on earth was this 15-year-old girl from Tower Hamlets thinking?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Education failure

It seems that not everything is rosy in education in Tower Hamlets.

Cold

It's bitterly cold in Tower Hamlets but no white Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Minute's silence is right

I am not a big supporter of Tower Hamlets but for once Tower Hamlets have made the right call

Conservative welcome

The Commissioners will receive a Conservative welcome to Tower Hamlets.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Two Commissioners announced

Two of the three Commissioners for Tower Hamlets Council have been announced. The third will hopefully be announced in due course. Eric Pickles the Communities Secretary according to people has made a excellent choice for Tower Hamlets. One is a former sewer inspector who will no doubt find rats trying to leave the sinking ship of Tower Hamlets.

Shahed Ali a profile

Mark Baynes of Love Wapping has done a wonderful profile on the Tower Hamlets First Councilor including things even I did not know about the man.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Excellent comment by Dave Roberts

I would not normally do so much copying but the comment from Dave Roberts in regards to Respect and not just in Tower Hamlets is too good. You can read the original on the excellent Tower Hamlets politics blog by Ted Jeory. Everyone in Tower Hamlets needs to read it.

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It’s no coincidence I think that these investigations always seem to be in communities from the Indian sub continent and to a certain extent amongst the orthodox Jews in Stamford Hill in North London.
Oldford1, curiously silent of late, has pointed out but in the wrong context that the methods used by Tower Hamlets First were skills honed by pretty much the same people when in the Labour Party. This is true because it is a South Asian way of doing politics and not a particularly Labour one.
There is nothing wrong in getting political power and then giving jobs and contracts to friends and family. That is simply the way things are done, always have been and probably always will. Similar systems pertain in Southall, the former mill towns of Yorkshire and Lancashire where there are large Asian populations and in other places as well
Loyalty is to a number of things in equal proportion, religion, country and area of origin, village, family and where applicable, cast. The other group of political activists that greatly underestimated these forces was the far or loony left which has pretty much fallen apart. This disintegration has been over a number of issues, not least the SWP rape crisis but the cracks appeared in Respect in Tower Hamlets.
I remember watching the elation of the far left when they got their twelve councillors elected in 2006 and to judge from the discussions on the web sites you would have thought that the revolution was just around the corner and that the revolutionary masses were about to march on Westminster from The Whitechapel Road.
In vain did commentators who knew the Bangladeshi community try to explain to the assorted swivel eyed Trots who were hailing this new vanguard of the revolution, they had long since given up on the white working class, that it was about a section of a community that was excluded from power within the existing order with a sprinkling of business men looking for opportunities who were engaging in a bit of local power play.
I can’t remember just how long the thing lasted, a couple of years maybe, and when it fell apart the far left just couldn’t and still can’t understand what happened. Galloway and co blamed the control freakery of the SWP, they claimed Galloway had moved to the right and abandoned the principles (sic) on which Respect was founded.
What had actually happened was that seeing that Respect was going nowhere locally never mind nationally Respect councillors and power brokers began talks with Labour, deals were done and the defections started. One Respect councillor went from the party and SWP membership direct to the Tories! He didn’t even stop off at the Lib Dems or Labour on the way.
We then saw the same thing happen in Bradford with Pakistanis of Kashmiri origin who were excluded from the Biridari system of patronage. It wasn’t a ” Bradford Spring” as the T Shirts on sale from Philosophy Football proclaimed, must a been a few of those remaindered, it was a reordering of the political system and nothing else.
Respect in Bradford collapsed quicker than in Tower Hamlets and I would expect that negotiations have been going on for some time to rejoin the Labour Party with council seats, jobs and grants already allocated.
It’s a tough time to be a Trot. Just imagine, you have spent all your life waiting for the revolution as predicted by the mass murdering guru Leon Trotsky and just when you should be enjoying your retirement in the workers paradise ordinary people come along and bugger it all up. Honestly, some people have no consideration!
Just been given this. Go to You Tube and put in The Bangladeshi East End. It’s actually the sixth in The Secret History of Our Streets series form BBC2 in 2011 this one being about the East End and Arnold Circus in particular. The Bangladeshi part is about half way through but the whole programme is a gem and well worth watching. It should be required watching for all those who claim the white working class benefited from slavery and colonialism, not much evidence here.

Good boxer

This Whitechapel woman is a credit to Tower Hamlets. She raised £5,000 for a children's hospice by boxing.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Waste of money

It's good to see that Tower Hamlets Council knows how to waste money.

Shadwell arrest

Shadwell is not a good part of Tower Hamlets.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Demolish gasworks

Please demolish the gasworks in Bethnal Green as a resident of Tower Hamlets I don't care.

Telegraph on Rahman

The Telegraph has a number of excellent articles on the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Changing Tower Hamlets

Reading this article it is interesting how Tower Hamlets is changing. It is bad news for Mayor Lutfur Rahman and the people of Tower Hamlets First.

Misinformation

Misinformation is rife about the arrest of Shahed Ali in Tower Hamlets please only listen to facts.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shahed Ali arrest

It seems that the 2 local papers have not picked up on the arrest of the Tower Hamlets First Councilor.

Rahman given Christmas presents

Please remember that this is the man whose Councilors made parents cry. He is been rewarded. The people of Tower Hamlets need to get real.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shahed Ali arrested

Tower Hamlets Cabinet Member Shahed Ali has been arrested by police. Can't say too much because of legal issues.

Data problems

Tower Hamlets Council has some data problems.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

East End CF

As a resident of Tower Hamlets I have never heard of it.

Foodbank use

It seems that foodback use has gone up dramatically in Tower Hamlets.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wapping wildlife

This is a really good post. It has links to Tower Hamlets and the wider London area.

Try calling Tower Hamlets

When I try to call Tower Hamlets I get nothing but a message which sends me in circles and staff who are incompetent.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Murder victim named

It's tragic that this 15-year-old by could be stabbed in this part of Tower Hamlets.

Another cyclist death

It's tragic that we have so many cyclists die in Tower Hamlets.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tower blocks and energy

There is a lot of tower blocks in Tower Hamlets. It might be better to concentrate on the new ones.

Sign this

Please sign this petition to stop waste of Tower Hamlets resources.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wharf on people power

Sometimes people do win even in Tower Hamlets.

Police need help

Police in Tower Hamlets need help to catch this rapist.

Friday, December 5, 2014

School outing

Those girls in Tower Hamlets are lucky. I never had such a outing when I was in school in Islington

Parents win

It is nice to see that someone could win against Mayor Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Not racism

I was trying to take this article seriously about ethnicity and inequality in places like Tower Hamlets and Bradford. Then I saw the term racism which made me want to not read the article any further. One thing that Tower Hamlets and Bradford have in common is George Galloway.

Tower Hamlets election petition

It is to start on the 2nd of February 2015 and  9 weeks have been set aside. No venue confirmed.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Danger construction

This is the East London Advertiser on Tower Hamlets construction site danger in Isle of Dogs.

Isle of Dogs tragedy

It's a shame that Tower Hamlets Council could not avert this tragedy. I live next to a dangerous building site.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fast internet

Canary Wharf Group should spread fast internet to the whole of Tower Hamlets.

Suspend Williams

John S. Williams should be suspended from running any election in Tower Hamlets. The man can't run a election. It is a joke.

Monday, December 1, 2014

More controls on Tower Hamlets

I agree with Andy that there needs to be more control over elections in Tower Hamlets. John S. Williams and the people who ran the election are a disgrace.

A good lesson

The children of Tower Hamlets should not let poverty be a barrier to anything.