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).
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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 Tower Hamlets votes to keep directly-elected mayoral post
- 2 Election 2021: Live updates for GLA seat and referendums
- 3 Early front-runners for Leyton Orient managerial vacancy
- 4 Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson set to depart
- 5 Blaze at Canary Wharf tower block with cladding issue
- 6 Racist vandalism keyed on cars parked in street on Isle of Dogs
- 7 Politicians join forces on referendum about Tower Hamlets mayor
- 8 Mayor or leader: Your choice on May 6
- 9 'I'm backing leader and cabinet model in Tower Hamlets referendum'
- 10 Leyton Orient searching for a new manager as they bid farewell to McAnuff
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