Council paper just crows about Town Hall’s achievements
Dear Ed, THE “free” newspaper produced by Tower Hamlets council is actually paid for by taxpayers. Now it has reintroduced the council leader’s column to crow about all the Town Hall’s achievements
I AGREE with James Birkett entirely about the “free” newspaper produced by Tower Hamlets council actually paid for by taxpayers (East London Advertiser Letters, February 26).
The council paper has reintroduced the leader’s column to crow about all the Town Hall’s achievements.
It used to carry regular columns by our two MPs when they were both Labour, as well as the council leader and East London’s GLA member (both Labour).
Suddenly there was a rethink’ and the columns were all dropped. Why? Because one of the quartet had not only ceased to be Labour, but was one of its most acerbic critics—George Galloway.
Now, three years on, the Labour council leader’s column is back.
- 1 Whitechapel dessert shop fined over £5,000 for dumping waste
- 2 Update: Woman, 56, missing in Tower Hamlets found
- 3 The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flypast: Where, and when, the planes will fly over north and east London
- 4 Two teenagers charged after 12 phones nicked in stealing spree
- 5 Cyclist in 'critical but stable' condition after Whitechapel lorry crash
- 6 Section 60 in place across Tower Hamlets after Stepney stabbing
- 7 Cyclist in hospital after lorry collision in Whitechapel
- 8 Can you answer these 10 GCSE questions designed for 16-year-olds?
- 9 Whitechapel nun pens book of 12 stories to inspire selflessness in society
- 10 Jailed: 9 east London offenders put behind bars in April
The rethink we need is why Tower Hamlets council taxpayers have to pay out so much money in these difficult times to support the only weekly council paper of its kind in London. If other boroughs can do without a weekly council paper, why can’t Tower Hamlets?
Gascoigne Place, Bethnal Green