untypical zone - the inner city, routinely "deprived" East London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Pickles may not be even aware himself that he may be the leader of a subliminal movement progressing modestly across Tower Hamlets that may end up with sinking Lutfur Rahman in the forthcoming 'mayor poll' in May 2014.
dubbed Tower Hamlets Council's very own 'town hall pravda'. So there is consolation after all for the one with the propensity to get into periodic pickles with is plans, as is witnessed over the lifting of planning regulations over extensions...
Tower Hamlets is additionally interesting as the environment begins to get heated over what will be the outcome of the still scheduled election for the post of ‘executives mayor’ in the Borough in May 2014.
It is quite possible that Mr Pickles will be the second Conservative MP to be involved with a miniature coalition with the Labour Party in an attempt to unseat Lutfur Rahman, the
first occupant in the newly created office.
In January this year, a back bench colleague of Mr Pickles’ delivered a scathing speech in an inadequately noticed ‘debate’ over the abuse of power by certain English local Councils.
To close observers of the scene in Tower Hamlets, most of the materials that Mr Bob Neill MP used in that speech came from Peter Golds and a fair bit from the Labour Party councillors on Tower Hamlets Council.
The speech is the most extensive parliamentary critique of a Council Administration by name. It is very topical and may well have been the beginning of a series that may bring about the fall of the Lutfur Rahman “administration”.
As happened with the EVENING STANDARD’s focus in the run up to the 2008 London mayor election.
They totally undermined Ken Livingstone by associating him with the wrong doings of some of Livingstone's employees.
Bob Neill has made the start by identifying Isabella Freeman, “the white woman” that Andrew Gilligan finds so very odd.
Not because she is white. But because she is white and is still in the employ of Tower Hamlets Council.
The suggestion is that Isabella Freeman has been helping the Lutfur "Administration" over things that she should not be.
But Bob Neill went far beyond that kind of mild criticism. He listed a whole lot of abuses that he pointed out could have been motivated by the agenda to let Lutfur Rahman neglect the democratic, the legal and the accountability duties and let down the community.
Here then is a community platform which will be raising much more than just the question about one single holder of a post in Tower Hamlets Council.
The people are fed up with lies by the Council and the lies being told by employees in the name of the Council.
We here have NOT identified anyone in particular as a liar but we will.
Very soon indeed.