Sunday, 19 January 2014

Tower Hamlets mayor under fire

The Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan examines an array of examples of alleged misappropriation of funds, described by local MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, as an attempt by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman to “buy his re-election this May”. Allegations include using public funds to pay for political advertisements on London Bengali television Channel S, providing a council grant to a man who circulated a smear leaflet falsely accusing Mr Rahman’s main opponent of wife-beating, changing Tower Hamlets’ procedures to ensure that he personally decided all council grants over £1,000 and channelling funds away from projects that benefit the whole community to projects benefitting specific groups.

The Sunday Telegraph, Page: 16  

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