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An interview with Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh

As we all know, the politics of Bangladesh are never far from Tower Hamlets and it was interesting to interview the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday. I spoke to her for about 35 minutes at her hotel, the Renaissance in St Pancras, where she has been staying for a few days for engagements [...]

Lutfur and his new reward to Shiraj Haque

Well, that didn’t take long did it. No sooner was Steven Halsey promoted to Deputy Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council than a wearily inevitable report appears under his name for the borough’s cabinet meeting on August 3. I’ve seen quite a few cabinet reports in the past few years while watching Tower Hamlets Council, [...]

Lutfur and his new reward to Shiraj Haque

Well, that didn’t take long did it. No sooner was Steven Halsey promoted to Deputy Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council than a wearily inevitable report appears under his name for the borough’s cabinet meeting on August 3. I’ve seen quite a few cabinet reports in the past few years while watching Tower Hamlets Council, [...]

London Olympics, a year to go: my own take

For what it’s worth, here’s my take on the countdown to the Olympics, It was published in the Sunday Express about two weeks ago. And I did NOT write the headline, by the way…. IN 1983, budding athlete Michael Spinks was what he now describes as “training fodder” for an Olympic champion by the name [...]

Lutfur and his new reward to Shiraj Haque

Well, that didn’t take long did it. No sooner was Steven Halsey promoted to Deputy Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council than a wearily inevitable report appears under his name for the borough’s cabinet meeting on August 3. I’ve seen quite a few cabinet reports in the past few years while watching Tower Hamlets Council, [...]

EDL and Tower Hamlets: will the PM proscribe?

There are countless images which could be used to illustrate this post, but this one in particular stuck out when doing a Google Images search. It was taken by the Birmingham Post during an English Defence League protest in Dudley last year. The EDL plan a march through Tower Hamlets on September 3. Mayor Lutfur [...]

Lutfur names his third CEO

As predicted, Mayor Lutfur Rahman has appointed ambitious regeneration director Aman Dalvi as the new interim chief executive of Tower Hamlets, while communities boss Stephen Halsey (the man who was asked to help Lutfur’s friend Shiraj Haque with May’s Baishakhi Mela) has been picked as his deputy. Lutfur is absolutely delighted with the dynamic duo. [...]

London Olympics, a year to go: my own take

For what it’s worth, here’s my take on the countdown to the Olympics, It was published in the Sunday Express about two weeks ago. And I did NOT write the headline, by the way…. IN 1983, budding athlete Michael Spinks was what he now describes as “training fodder” for an Olympic champion by the name [...]

Lutfur and his new reward to Shiraj Haque

Well, that didn’t take long did it. No sooner was Steven Halsey promoted to Deputy Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council than a wearily inevitable report appears under his name for the borough’s cabinet meeting on August 3. I’ve seen quite a few cabinet reports in the past few years while watching Tower Hamlets Council, [...]

The Olympic Mayors

If you’ve ever been to the sumptuous Newham Dockside office complex by the Royal Docks, or passed by the architecturally brilliant Hackney Service Centre in Hillman Street, or marvelled at Lutfur Rahman’s spending on desks and filing cabinets, then you might be interested in this piece I wrote for today’s Sunday Express. Here it is [...]

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