The strange behaviour of Tower Hamlets Labour Group

by Rainsborough.

Last week Tower Hamlets Labour group, myopic in their perpetual factionalism, joined forces with local Tories to vote down the annual budget proposed by the former Labour council leader and now independent mayor Lutfur Rahman, who of course was removed as Labour candidate by the National Executive Committee in the run up to the 2010 mayoral […]

Tower Hamlets Labour, which side are you on?

by Rainsborough.

Two weeks ago, the Campaign for Labour Democracy’s AGM passed a motion calling for Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, to be readmitted to the party and for a full investigation into events since the disastrous 2010 selection process that led to this former Labour council leader standing as an independent and winning against […]

Time for Ed to apply the lessons of Bradford to Tower Hamlets

by Rainsborough.

With all of the pressures of the mounting economic storm blowing across the Euro zone, challenging Ed Miliband to mould a realistic alternative to the economics of the mad house, there will be many who will understand why seemingly more parochial issues do not necessarily merit the same degree of attention from him. George Galloway […]

The flames of hatred are still alive in the East End

by Rainsborough.

Ken Livingstone, who has developed a healthy respect for Ed Miliband, told the BBC Today programme earlier this week that his only criticism of the Labour leader was that he paid too much credence to “discredited Blairites”. There are a number of reasons as to why Labour did well in London, yet Ken Livingstone lost, […]

Evening Standard – the Boris Johnson free sheet

by Rainsborough.

Never mind the Leveson Inquiry, with its focus on the Murdoch Mafia operation which has held successive Governments and Prime Ministers in thrall, for other parts of what used to be called Fleet Street, it is business as usual. As Londoners go to the polls, or perhaps don’t go to the polls, it is worth […]

Ed, it’s time to apply the lessons of Bradford to the East End

by Rainsborough.

Labour leader, Ed Miliband, recently took himself back to Bradford to ‘listen’, as he had promised to do, to local people. He said he wanted to learn the lessons for Labour’s monumental drubbing at the hands of George Galloway and his ‘Respect Party’.  The lessons have of course been writ large for years. Bradford was […]

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