This is a reblog of a piece on Tendence Coatsey
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This is not the place to discuss the full picture of the Panorama report into Tower Hamlets Council and Lufter Rahman.
Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for local government, is not the best person to criticise anybody, even the person who ties his shoelaces.
Counterfirehas however muddied the waters by repeating Rahman’s charges that the programme is ‘racist’ and ‘Islamophobic’.
Since they claim to speak for the left, they need a reply.
Take away the constant reminders that Lutfur and many of supporters are Bengali(!!), and what were we left with? Firstly, the fact that he didn’t follow the advice of council bureaucrats as to who should get funding, and secondly that he didn’t submit himself to sufficient questioning by Tower Hamlets’ Labour-dominated council. As for the former, it is a hardly a political scandal that funding decisions should, ultimately, be taken by…
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